A Closer Look at the Rasmussen University – Topeka Campus

Topeka campus building

With easy highway access and the helpful flexibility of online courses, the Rasmussen University Topeka campus is a great place to continue your education! Students and staff are excited to welcome you to this central location, just off I-470, I-355 and Hwy. 75.

Campus Executive Director Jason Allen says the campus is, above all, meant to be welcoming. When the students come onto campus, he wants each of them “to feel proud to be a Rasmussen University student.”

What is the history of Rasmussen University and the Topeka campus?

Rasmussen University has been helping students prepare for successful careers for over 120 years. Since originally opening its doors as the Rasmussen Practical School of Business in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1900, the University has expanded in its mission to prepare students with career-focused degrees and comprehensive support. Today, Rasmussen University has campus locations across the Midwest and Florida. Both the Topeka and Kansas City/Overland Park campuses opened in February 2013.

The new Topeka location, opened in 2023, provides an updated, centralized location for students to call home. It boasts over 16,000 square feet with large, modern classrooms and state-of-the-art simulation technology in the nursing skills and simulations labs. The space also provides dedicated study spaces.

Where is the Topeka campus located?

Only a few minutes’ drive from the Kansas River, the campus is located just off I-470, I-355 and Hwy. 75 at 3712 SW Burlingame Rd, Topeka, KS 66609. This location has plenty of parking and is easily accessible from other parts of the city.

Topeka’s status as the capital of Kansas provides an interesting perspective into the state’s past, with the Kansas Museum of History, the State Capitol building and other historical sites all close by. This status helps draw people into the community and provides opportunities other cities of a similar size may not have available.

What programs are offered at the Topeka campus?

Rasmussen University offers over 50 career-focused programs across seven schools of study, including Business, Design, Education, Health Sciences, Justice Studies, Nursing and Technology.

Many of these programs are fully online, with specific programs and support available residentially at the new Topeka campus. From certificates and diplomas to Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees, Rasmussen delivers the education and soft skills you need to pursue the education you want.

The Topeka campus will be a hub for on-campus instruction for some programs in the School of Nursing.

What resources and support services are offered at the Topeka campus?

The Topeka campus provides hands-on learning opportunities for Nursing students, including its top-of-the-line Simulation Center. These include labor and delivery, ICU and medical-surgical simulation rooms that provide students the opportunity to learn in a safely controlled but realistic setting. Attached to these simulation rooms are two “control rooms” where instructors and students can observe the lab work of students. Once a simulation session is over, students and staff can head to one of two debriefing rooms across the hallway to review the experience.

Rasmussen University’s Topeka campus is your one-stop shop for support, including a Learning Center with computers, student commons and other virtual services available to students who can’t make it to campus.

Cozy study spaces and computer labs are at the ready, so students have plenty of space to stretch out and hunker down as they tackle important assignments. No classes on campus? No problem! The campus is meant to provide a supportive learning environment for all Rasmussen University students.

“I want students to know that the Topeka staff and University are here to support them on their journey and invest in them to help them be successful,” says Allen.

How is the Topeka campus involved in the local community?

Rasmussen University’s Topeka campus is connected to the community, partnering with professional organizations and several community groups helping to make continued, positive impacts. The campus has volunteered its time to various organizations like The Topeka Zoo, Let’s Help and the Reinisch Rose Garden. As students and faculty transition to the new campus, they hope to continue their service to the community.

Quick facts about the Topeka campus:

Best off-campus study spots:

  • Reinisch Rose Gardens
  • Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Best places to enjoy some fresh air:

  • Betty Phillips Park
  • Gwendolyn Brooks Park
  • Shunga Glen Park
  • Big Shunga Park

Local attractions:

  • Kansas Museum of History
  • Kansas Children’s Discovery Center
  • Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site & Botanical Garden
  • Evel Knievel® Museum

Picture yourself at the Rasmussen University Topeka campus

Students visiting Topeka will find excellent education, interesting historical sites and a welcoming community. This important small city in the heartland of the country has a lot going for it and so do the folks aiming to continue their education at Rasmussen University.

If you want to learn more about this campus community, be sure to check out the Rasmussen University – Topeka Campus Facebook page.

About the author

Brianna Flavin

Brianna is a senior content manager who writes student-focused articles for Rasmussen University. She holds an MFA in poetry and worked as an English Professor before diving into the world of online content. 

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