A Closer Look at the Rasmussen University – Mokena/Tinley Park Campus
By Rasmussen University on 10/15/2018
If you’re considering pursing the next steps of your education journey at the Rasmussen University – Mokena/Tinley Park campus, you came to the right place. Let us give you the inside scoop about what you can expect as a student here. We talked with Chris Springer, the campus director, who has been with the University for the past nine years, to help you learn more about what makes this campus and community unique.
What is the history of the Mokena/Tinley Park campus?
Rasmussen University is a regionally accredited private college and has been dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through its career-focused and flexible educational programs since 1900. The University is committed to academic innovation and providing the highest standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. The University offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses.
The Mokena/Tinley Park campus opened in 2010 and has been dedicated to student success since opening its doors. Located just over 30 miles from Chicago, the Mokena/Tinley Park campus is one of four campuses the University operates in Illinois.
“Rasmussen University’s student-first focus, rich culture and fantastic staff and faculty make it a wonderful place to be,” Springer says.
Where is the Mokena/Tinley Park campus located?
This suburban southern Chicago campus is conveniently located right off Interstate 88 between Harlem Avenue and LaGrange Road. There is ample free parking available for students, faculty, staff and visitors on site.
What programs are offered at the Mokena/Tinley Park campus?
Students can take courses residentially and have access to more than 30 programs online. Programs are taught by qualified professionals across seven schools of study including Business, Design, Education, Health Sciences, Justice Studies, Nursing and Technology.
School of Nursing
- Professional Nursing (ADN)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).1
What resources and support services are offered at the Mokena/Tinley Park campus?
Students have access to study spaces and computer labs on campus. In addition, advisors are available to help answer your specific questions and guide you on your educational journey. These advisors assist students with their questions about course scheduling, financial aid and learning support.
In addition to on-campus, in-person resources, students also have real-time access to everything they need, from academics to financial aid via the online Student Portal. The online Student Portal is the gateway to a variety of self-service tools, from course materials, grades, account balance, financial aid and library resources to career help and even 24/7 tech help.
Additional resources include:
- Online Classroom
- Student Account Center
- Library and Learning Resources
- Personal Support Center
- Career Services
How is the Mokena/Tinley Park campus involved in the local community?
“The Mokena area community has a small-town feel, but it is booming. We have forged great partnerships with organizations such as Amazon, which affords our students the opportunity to make valuable connections with industry leaders before they even graduate,” Springer says.
Since 1900, Rasmussen University has continuously been recognized for providing education and outreach services that extend beyond its student population to make our communities better places to live, grow and learn. Meeting these needs, whether through education or service, is ingrained in the culture. The University chooses to align with other organizations with the same values and mission, and expand on its established commitment to make an impact on the social welfare of communities through providing career-focused education and volunteer efforts that are not only sustainable, but also potentially life-changing.
Quick facts about the Aurora/Naperville community:
- There are great local restaurants nearby making grabbing a quick lunch between classes easy. Students love to pick up a Beggars Pizza, head over to Al’s Beef for Chicago’s favorite sandwich or catch up with friends at Starbucks.
- Looking for fun nearby? Accelerate Indoor Speedway, an indoor go-karting facility, is nearby and is a great place to bond with your cohort or blow off some steam outside of class.
- Located close to Frankfort, Illinois, community members have access to numerous events year-round such as art fairs, farmers markets and parades.
Find your home at the Rasmussen University – Mokena/Tinley Park campus
At the Rasmussen University Mokena/Tinley Park campus, student success is the number one priority. The University prides themselves on creating an inspiring and supportive environment to help students advance their education and change their lives for the better. If you want to learn more about finding your place in the University’s community of learners, check out the Rasmussen University – Mokena/Tinley Park Facebook page.
1The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791