A Closer Look at the Rasmussen University – Hennepin/Anoka Campus

A Closer Look at the Rasmussen University – Hennepin/Anoka Campus

New to Rasmussen University? It’s natural to want the inside scoop on your local campus. We spoke with Hennepin/Anoka campus director Matthew McIntosh and asked him to highlight important information every newcomer needs to know before stepping foot on the Rasmussen University – Hennepin/Anoka campus.

A Closer Look at the Rasmussen University – Hennepin/Anoka Campus

Since 1900, Rasmussen University has been building community through education. First opening its doors as the Rasmussen Practical School of Business in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Rasmussen University has since grown to 23 campuses, including 7 campuses in Minnesota, and has helped thousands of students change their lives through education. The University now offers dozens of academic programs ranging from Certificates to Doctoral degrees across seven areas of study, including Business, Design, Education, Health Sciences, Justice Studies, Nursing and Technology.

The Hennepin/Anoka campus, opened in 2022, provides students with an innovative and accessible university environment.

“The new Hennepin/Anoka campus gives Rasmussen University the opportunity to serve our students with a high-tech facility that will continue to build upon our 120-plus-year tradition of excellence in higher education,” says McIntosh.

Where is the Hennepin/Anoka campus located?

The new Hennepin/Anoka campus is located at 5555 96th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, north of the 610 off-ramp and south of 96th Avenue North, near the borders of both Hennepin and Anoka counties. The area boasts new healthcare facilities and many new restaurants for dining and relaxing.

The new campus location also offers plenty of parking for drivers coming from throughout the metro.

What programs are offered at the Hennepin/Anoka campus?

Students at the Hennepin/Anoka campus have the option to enroll in any of Rasmussen University’s online programs. While many of these programs can conveniently be completed entirely online, students will still have a home base of support from the Hennepin/Anoka campus services. Available programs include online options in seven areas of study including Business, Justice Studies, Education, Health Sciences, Technology, Design and Nursing.

Additionally, this campus serves as an on-campus home base for nursing and health sciences programs, like the Practical Nursing Diploma program and the Surgical Technologist Associate’s Degree program.

What resources and support services are offered at the Hennepin/Anoka campus?

The 40,000-square-foot Hennepin/Anoka campus is the largest Rasmussen campus in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. It offers high-tech facilities—including large classrooms, new computers, a lounge and quiet commons spaces. This campus also houses new labs, including:

  • A Simulation Center
  • Nursing skills labs
  • Physical therapy lab
  • Medical assisting lab
  • Surgical technology lab

Though the space is great, the people are what make the campus unique. The campus is a great place to interact with the professors, get to know fellow students and knock out some coursework in a supportive environment. “When students walk onto campus, I want them to feel that they are getting the best facilities, technology and learning environment in the Twin Cities,” says McIntosh.

How is the Hennepin/Anoka campus involved in the local community?

By setting students up for success, the Twin Cities metro area campuses are bettering the community as a whole—but that’s not the only impact they have on the community. They’ve partnered with organizations like:

Rasmussen University remains dedicated to finding opportunities within the community where students, staff and faculty can continue giving back to the area they call home.

Quick facts about the Hennepin/Anoka campus

Looking for a study spot and maybe some caffeine? Stop by or camp out at these excellent nearby options:

  • Daily Dose Cafe and Espresso: Local café with breakfast and lunch options with plenty of seating
  • Starbucks®, Caribou Coffee®, Panera Bread®

Hungry after studying so much? Grab some grub to power the rest of your day at any of these nearby restaurants:

  • Sweet Taste of Italy: Home-style pasta and pizzas
  • MuddyCow Bar: Sandwiches, tacos and burgers in a casual setting
  • Lemongrass Thai Cuisine: A variety of Thai dishes and sushi
  • Raising Cane’s®, Pancheros Mexican Grill®, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers®, Jimmy John’s®

If you’re in need of a study break, then take one. You deserve it! Check out these fun, nearby locales:

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The faculty and staff across Rasmussen University campuses are inspired daily by the students they serve—and that holds true at the Hennepin/Anoka campus. McIntosh has spent years working with Rasmussen University students and knows firsthand how positive and determined they are to be successful, despite many balancing busy life circumstances with their schooling.

The staff at the Hennepin/Anoka campus is there to support you in every step of your educational journey. If you want to learn more about how you might fit into this supportive community and keep up with what’s going on, be sure to follow the Rasmussen University – Hennepin/Anoka Facebook page.

Starbucks is a registered trademark of Starbucks Corporation.
Caribou Coffee is a registered trademark of Arabica Funding, Inc.
Panera Bread is a registered trademark of Pumpernickel Associates, LLC.
Raising Cane’s is a registered trademark of Raising Cane’s USA, LLC.
Pancheros Mexican Grill is a registered trademark of LDIP, Inc.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is a registered trademark of Freddy’s, LLC.
Jimmy John’s is a registered trademark of Jimmy John’s Franchisor SPV, LLC.

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Rasmussen University

An innovator of higher education, Rasmussen University specializes in offering career-focused degree programs in a highly supportive, student-centered educational environment. Rasmussen University offers market-relevant degrees online and across its 23 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 University 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 University has remained constant: student achievement is of the upmost importance, the employer who hires its students continues to be a valued partner, and Rasmussen University is dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves.

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