A Closer Look at the Rasmussen University – Topeka Campus
With easy highway access and the helpful flexibility of online education, the Rasmussen University – Topeka campus is a great place to continue your education, with students and staff excited to welcome you. The Topeka campus location is centrally located and easy to get to, just off of Interstate 70, on the west side of the city.
Campus Director and 10-year Rasmussen University veteran Jay Bucholz says this economically driven community in the United States’ heartland is consistently growing, and his staff in Topeka are excited to be involved.
Bucholz says his motivator is seeing successful outcomes for students. “We have student-focused core values, and our campus is designed to focus on our students’ success,” Bucholz says.
What is the history of Rasmussen University and the Topeka campus?
Rasmussen University has been helping students prepare for successful careers for over 118 years. Since originally opening its doors as the Rasmussen Practical School of Business in Stillwater, 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.
Rasmussen University is regionally accredited, with campus locations in six states and degrees in seven schools of study: Business, Early Childhood Education, Health Sciences, Nursing, Justice Studies, Technology and Design.
Where is the Topeka campus located?
Just a few minutes’ drive from the Kansas River in northwestern Topeka, the campus is located off of Interstate 70, a primary east–west artery that connects large swathes of the state. This location boasts plenty of parking and is easily accessible, with just a few quick turns off of I-70 needed to reach it.
Topeka’s status as the capitol 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 cities of a similar size may not have available.
What programs are offered at the Topeka campus?
There’s no shortage of degree options for students at the Topeka campus. Students can enroll in any of Rasmussen University’s suite of online programs while using the campus space as a “home base” complete with support services. Additionally, the Topeka campus is equipped with lab space and equipment especially suited for healthcare-related programs that are taught in person.
Here are the on-campus Nursing programs you may choose to pursue at the Topeka campus:
- Professional Nursing (ADN): The Rasmussen University Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program in Kansas City/Overland Park (with an off-campus instructional site in Topeka), Kansas, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).1
- 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).2
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).2
What resources and support services are offered at the Topeka campus?
Rasmussen University’s Topeka campus is your one-stop shop for support, including a Learning Center with computers, student commons, on-site Nursing tutors 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! Stop by to see your advisor and chat with other students—the campus is meant to provide a supportive learning environment for all Rasmussen University students.
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 been involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Harvesters Community Food Network. Clinical partners include the University of Kansas St. Francis Campus and Stormont Vail Hospital.
Quick facts about the Topeka campus:
- Best restaurants nearby:
- McAlister’s Deli
- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
- Riegel’s 20’s West
- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
- HuHot Mongolian Grill
- Best off-campus study spots:
- Panera Bread
- Reinisch Rose Gardens
- Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
- Looking for fresh air? Here are the nearby parks, lakes and trails:
- Gage Park
- Big Shunga Park
- Lake Shawnee
- Auburndale Park
- Local and state historical 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 are sure to 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.
1 The associate nursing program at Rasmussen University at the Overland Park campus (with an off-campus instructional site in Topeka), located in Overland Park, Kansas, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.
2 The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs at Rasmussen University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791