A Closer Look at the Rasmussen College – Fargo Campus
With the raucous, fan-filled Fargodome, countless culinary offerings and a welcoming, hometown spirit, Fargo is a gem on the North Dakotan prairie. Rasmussen College is proud to be part of this vibrant and growing Red River Valley community, filled with friendly faces and an infectious, entrepreneurial spirit.
Heading both the Moorhead and Fargo campuses is Maggie Aslakson, a nine-year veteran at Rasmussen. Maggie and her dedicated team are deeply invested in the community, offering programs that an educated workforce needs.
“It’s kind of a secret gem,” Aslakson said of the area, noting widespread innovation that’s evident wherever you look, along with an ever-growing and robust community pride.
Committed to the Fargo-Moorhead area
This campus location was added to the Rasmussen College family in 2007 as the College looked to expand on its mission to serve students in the Upper Midwest. The campus is closely connected to its sister location, just across the river in Moorhead, Minnesota. The two campuses work extensively together, building on Rasmussen College’s history of helping students prepare for successful careers since 1900, with career-focused degrees and comprehensive support.
Where is the Fargo campus located?
The Fargo campus sits right at the bustling intersection of Interstate 29 and Interstate 94, with convenient access to anywhere in the metropolitan area.
The Fargo-Moorhead community is vibrant, with active arts organizations, excellent dining options, phenomenal sporting events and plenty to do for outdoor adventurers. Near the Fargo campus is the Red River Zoo, with exciting exhibits featuring red pandas, wolves, otters and camels, among others. The downtown district is just a few miles away, with extensive offerings of nightlife, food, arts and other activities.
Also be sure to check out West Acres for a bustling regional shopping center located just blocks away from the Fargo campus.
What programs are offered at the Fargo campus?
The Fargo campus offers the following on-campus programs in the School of Nursing:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Rasmussen College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).1
Additionally, students have the option to enroll in any of Rasmussen College’s online programs through the Fargo campus and have access to on-campus support. This includes programs from the Schools of Business, Justice Studies, Education, Health Sciences and Technology.
What resources and support services are offered at the Fargo campus?
Rasmussen College’s Fargo campus is your one-stop-shop for support, with cozy study spaces, on-campus tutoring and computer labs at the ready. Stop by not only to see your advisor and chat with friends, but also to hit the books and focus in a supportive environment.
How is the Fargo campus involved in the local community?
The Fargo campus has continually partnered with community organizations in the area, helping them to keep up their great work. One of those is the Jeremiah Program, which helps single mothers and their kids escape poverty and further their education. As part of the College’s Community Service Day, the Fargo campus partnered with them to raise awareness and funds to continue their important work.
The campus and its leaders are also actively involved in the local Economic Development Corporation, local Chamber of Commerce and North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. Major employers that frequently hire Rasmussen graduates are regional healthcare organizations like Sanford Health and Essentia Health.
Quick facts about the Fargo campus:
- Best restaurants nearby:
- Lucky’s 13 Pub
- Johnny Carino's
- Old Chicago
- HuHot Mongolian Grill
- Passage to India
- Kroll’s Diner
- Best study spots:
- Fargo Public Library – south branch
- Rendezvous Park
- West Fargo Public Library
- Beans Coffee Bar
- Parks/trails/lakes nearby:
- Lindenwood Park
- Island Park
- Rendezvous Park
- Buffalo River State Park
Picture yourself at the Rasmussen College – Fargo campus
Those first experiencing the Fargo-Moorhead area are sure to find excellent education, picturesque parks and world-class entertainment and dining. This welcoming community is growing fast and attracting top talent in the fields of technology and healthcare. With a convenient campus that’s centrally located, Rasmussen College – Fargo is a great place to further your education.
If you want to learn more about our campus community, be sure to follow the Rasmussen College Fargo-Moorhead Campus Facebook page.
1 The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001, 202-463-6930, aacnnursing.org/CCNE