A Closer Look at the Rasmussen College – Tampa/Brandon Campus

Rasmussen College Tampa campus

Calling the bustling Tampa Bay metropolitan area home, the Rasmussen College — Tampa/Brandon campus taps into the community’s entrepreneurial spirit, teaching in-demand skills and preparing students for the future. With a metro population of more than three million, Tampa has no shortage of things to do: delicious food, career and educational opportunities, world-class entertainment and easy access to the Bay.

Heading the Tampa/Brandon campus is Jamie Sperling, a veteran of the higher education industry and Rasmussen College community for over a decade. We spoke with Sperling to learn more about the ins and outs of the campus and surrounding community.

What is the history of the Tampa/Brandon campus?

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and has been dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through its high-demand and flexible educational programs since 1900. The College is committed to academic innovation and providing the highest standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college education. The College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs online and across its 24 campuses.

The College has grown substantially over the years from its modest start as the Rasmussen Practical School of Business in Stillwater, Minnesota. The Tampa/Brandon campus is an example of that growth, which opened in 2010 and offers a suite of programs spanning the Schools of Business, Technology, Education, Design, Health Sciences and Nursing.

More than 50 percent of its students are part of the School of Nursing. Sperling says the Tampa/Brandon campus has a student population that is diverse with many transfer students, military veterans and first-time college students.

Where is the Tampa/Brandon campus located?

The Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus is located in Hillsborough County, a short drive from the heart of downtown Tampa. With ample parking and lots of trees and green space surrounding the campus, it’s a serene setting in the middle of a major city.

This convenient location sits just off Interstate 75 and E Dr. MLK Jr. Boulevard, so getting to and from campus is a breeze. 

“It's a central location that can service students far and wide," Sperling says. 

What programs are offered at the Tampa/Brandon campus?

The Tampa/Brandon campus offers the following on-campus programs in the School of Nursing:

School of Nursing:

Additionally, students may also enroll in any of Rasmussen College’s more than 30 online programs through the Tampa/Brandon campus and have access to on-campus support.

What resources and support services are offered at the Tampa/Brandon campus?

Rasmussen College’s Tampa/Brandon campus is your one-stop shop for support, with study spaces, on-campus tutoring and high-tech computer labs. Stop by to not only see your advisor and chat with friends, but also to hit the books and focus in a supportive environment.

The campus offers two large study spaces that are equipped with computers and tables that are available for group study sessions, as well as a Campus Connect-equipped classroom, a hybrid instruction environment featuring two 80-inch TV screens and high-definition cameras. This technology allows students to interact and converse with instructors and classmates from across the country.

Sperling says students come from other Florida campuses to use the classroom and it’s a tech-forward way of ensuring students get the best instruction possible.

Tutoring, Career Services and the Library and Learning Services are offered online and are available to all students. Online technical support is available to all Rasmussen students 24/7.

How is the Tampa/Brandon campus involved in the local community?

Being in a major metropolitan area doesn’t mean the campus isn’t closely involved with its community. Students and instructors have participated in fundraising efforts and school supply drives in partnership with the Hillsborough Education Foundation, a group that gives educational resources and assistance to students in Hillsborough County.

“As a campus we often support the initiatives brought to us by faculty, staff and students," Sperling says."We want to give back as it is part of the College's mission." 

The Tampa roots of this campus don’t stop there. Graduates from the Tampa/Brandon campus are frequently employed by the Hospital Corporation of America, Florida Hospital, Pasco County and Access Healthcare.

Quick facts about the Tampa/Brandon campus:

  • Best restaurants nearby:
    • Danny’s All-American Diner
    • Taqueria San Martin
    • Papa Joe’s Subs
    • Kiso Sushi & Hibachi
    • 301 Family Restaurant
  • Best study spots nearby:
    • Dunkin' Donuts
    • Veterans Memorial Park
    • Lakeview Village Park
  • Activities nearby:
    • Sky Zone Trampoline Park
    • Astro Skate of Brandon
    • ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Picture yourself at the Rasmussen College – Tampa/Brandon campus

Just a few miles from the bay, Rasmussen College – Tampa/Brandon offers a wide variety of learning options with state-of-the-art technology. This fast-growing community is attracting top talent, and Rasmussen is proud to play its part with real-world, hands-on education.

If you want to learn more about how you might find your fit in this community of learners, check out the Rasmussen College - Tampa/Brandon Facebook page.

1 Upon satisfactory completion of the Practical Nursing program requirements, students are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for practical nurses. Upon passing the NCLEX-PN Exam, the PN candidate is eligible for licensure, provided the candidate has satisfied all Florida Board of Nursing requirements. Florida Board of Nursing 4042 Bald Cypress Way Tallahassee, FL 32399 Phone: 850-245-4125
2The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate's degree program in Tampa/Brandon, Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
3The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Rasmussen College

An innovator of higher education, Rasmussen College is a career-focused, private college that specializes in offering the most in-demand degree programs in a highly supportive, student-centered educational environment. Rasmussen College offers market-relevant degrees online and across its 24 campuses in the Midwest and Florida to more than 15,000 students. By combining its expertise in career development with high academic standards and with unparalleled student support services, graduates of Rasmussen College leave with the most up-to-date knowledge, the skills that employers look for, and the tools to succeed in their chosen field. Since 1900, the primary focus at Rasmussen College has remained constant: student achievement is of the upmost importance, the employer who hires its students continues to be a valued partner, and Rasmussen College is dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves.

Rasmussen College logo

Related Content

This piece of ad content was created by Rasmussen College to support its educational programs. Rasmussen College may not prepare students for all positions featured within this content. Please visit www.rasmussen.edu/degrees for a list of programs offered. External links provided on rasmussen.edu are for reference only. Rasmussen College does not guarantee, approve, control, or specifically endorse the information or products available on websites linked to, and is not endorsed by website owners, authors and/or organizations referenced. Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college.

logo-accreditation-acen logo-accreditation-ccne chart-credential-laddering-healthcare-management 0 Credits 90 Credits 180 Credits 48 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE Start Here MASTER’S DEGREE PURSUERS End Here BACHELOR’S DEGREE End Here MASTER’S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-rsb 0 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS 90 Credits Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 180 Credits End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-rsd 0 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS 91 Credits Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 181 Credits End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-rsjs 0 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS 91 Credits Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 180 Credits End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-rsn 0 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS 91 Credits Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 181 Credits End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE icon-colored-advance icon-colored-arrows-cross-curve icon-colored-build icon-colored-bulb-analytics icon-colored-certificate icon-colored-continual-development icon-colored-folder-mortarboard icon-colored-globe-pen icon-colored-growth icon-colored-hand-bubble icon-colored-head-blocks icon-colored-head-cog icon-colored-laptop-cbe-skyscraper icon-colored-laptop-webpage icon-colored-location-pin icon-colored-monitor-paper-scan icon-colored-national icon-colored-person-whiteboard icon-colored-police-light icon-colored-prep icon-colored-presenter icon-colored-regional icon-colored-save-time icon-colored-skyscraper icon-colored-state icon-colored-student-centered icon-colored-support icon-colored-world-experience icon-colored-outline-bank icon-colored-outline-certificate icon-colored-outline-circle-dollar-sign icon-colored-outline-folder-search icon-colored-outline-hand-heart icon-colored-outline-head-blocks icon-colored-outline-head-cog icon-colored-outline-head-heart icon-colored-outline-health-plus-leaves icon-colored-outline-hospital icon-colored-outline-light-bulb-analytics icon-colored-outline-magnifying-glass icon-colored-outline-monitor-healthcare icon-colored-outline-monitor-paper-search icon-colored-outline-nurse-rays icon-colored-outline-padlock-shield icon-bank icon-general-chart icon-general-connect icon-general-degree icon-general-discuss icon-general-email icon-general-find icon-general-hat icon-general-heart icon-general-laptop-building icon-general-laptop icon-general-leader icon-general-map icon-general-money icon-general-paperwork icon-general-people icon-general-phone icon-general-speak-out icon-head-heart icon-mglass icon-scales icon-camera icon-filter icon-info-circle icon-mail-forward icon-play-solid icon-quote-mark-left icon-quote-mark-right icon-share-square-o icon-spinner icon-tag rebrand-arrows ras-logo-flame ras-logo-horizontal ras-logo-stacked icon-simple-chat icon-simple-desktop icon-simple-find icon-simple-hamburger icon-simple-phone icon-testimonial-quotes icon-social-facebook-square-colored icon-social-facebook-square icon-social-facebook icon-social-google-plus-square icon-social-google-plus icon-social-instagram icon-social-linkedin-square-colored icon-social-linkedin-square icon-social-linkedin icon-social-pinterest-p icon-social-twitter-square icon-social-twitter icon-social-youtube-play-colored icon-social-youtube-play icon-util-checkbox-white icon-util-checkbox icon-util-checked-white icon-util-checked icon-util-chevron-down icon-util-chevron-left icon-util-chevron-right icon-util-chevron-up icon-util-language-switch icon-util-loading icon-util-open-window-button icon-util-open-window-link icon-util-pdf-button icon-util-pdf-link icon-util-refresh icon-util-x