Rasmussen College Reviews

2.27 out of 5 stars
(164 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $10,935
36% of 164 students said this degree improved their career prospects
34% of 164 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.8 out of 5 stars
newnurse2020 - 9/13/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have no positive reviews for the school. My campus was in the Tampa Bay area. Teachers literally do the minimum and are getting paid for it, it's horrible. You will meet a few that genuinely care and want you to succeed but it's rare. Instructors are mostly just there for the extra money and you will have to learn literally most of the content yourself. If you have questions, even if the something is unclear, you will likely be told to read the unclear instructions again...it's almost comical. I cannot recommend to school to anyone. While I made it through, it was a headache and can most definitely be better. As others have said, they do not care. It's a typical for profit school. 40k for a self-taught degree...if you make it through this program, you can do anything, seriously."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Satisfied Nurse2020 - 7/3/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I recently graduated from the Tampa/Brandon campus and as with any school you have hiccups and things that don't always go as planned, as adults we push forward and move past them. With that being said I found that Rasmussen College has an excellent Professional Nursing program, it is not given to you. You have to dedicate the time and have the self discipline to work on your own when required it is an accelerated program and it is told upfront of the expectations and requirements. You are advised to not work if at all possible and I know that it is difficult and some people have no choice but you should not run down a schools name because you have to work, when advised not to. You should plan accordingly before signing up and committing to such a rigorous program. I have had excellent instructors throughout my journey some I gained more from than others but nevertheless I walked away with a little bit of something from every instructor I have crossed paths with. Is there some disorganization within administration of course no job is perfect and they are all human just like us and deal with an enormous workload with all the students they have in the nursing program. I learned very quickly in the program what was going to work for me and what was not, I had to withdraw from one of my initial classes not from failing but because I had to rethink and refocus my plan if I was going to continue . I came back the next quarter prepared and focused knowing what was expected of me and what I had to do to meet those expectations. It frustrates me to see such negative comments about Rasmussen and I know each campus is different, however Tampa/Brandon has excellent instructors who take time and actually care about the students and if you feel different I am sorry you didn't make the best of your experience you get out what you put in. I learned so much during my time there and if you graduated and passed your NCLEX you walked away with some knowledge because yes you may have things you have to self motivate and learn but the meat and potatoes of what you learned what instilled from the great instructors at Rasmussen. Ok review over dispute me if you like but this was my experience and it was great!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Class of 2020 - 6/24/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"DO NOT COME HERE!!! ALL the negative reviews are correct. I am currently dealing with this problem at the Overland Park campus. We are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The previous quarter was online and they informed us that the next quarter would be too. However, they are now trying to get us to sign a waiver stating that we will come to campus next quarter, but they aren't responsible if anything happens to us or our families. THIS SCHOOL IS FOR-PROFIT and consequently are only looking out for their best interest and what will make them the most money. Mind you if we do not sign the waiver we do not get to continue in the program (highly frustrating for someone who only has 2 quarters left)!!!! I am seriously looking to sue or go to the news if they try to force me to sign a waiver!!! The deans switch FREQUENTLY and teachers come and go because the school is 100% trash. I wouldn't go to this school for grad school if they offered it for free, in a shorter amount of time, and paid all my school loans (THATS HOW BAD IT IS). I sincerely urge you to choice another school. They have faulty grading systems. They don't allow you to see your original grade after tests before "scrubbing" occurs. Afterwards they ensure you that points were given back, but you don't know that because you never saw your original grade. Furthermore, other students have almost failed classes due to faulty grading, that was later found out that teachers didn't give back the points they said they did. One of my teachers said she gave back points, but literally no one in my entire cohort got points back!!! we literally teach ourselves EVERYTHINGGGGGGG!!!! I am pying 45,000 dollars to teach myself. Also nursing school isn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be, but the school is so terribly disorganized that it makes what would be simple completely difficult. I HIGHLY recommend using additional resources to study for the NCLEX, if not I promise you are going to fail it!!!!! To make that claim valid, an entire cohort (class) failed the NCLEX, which is why they changed their curriculum. How is it possible that NOT A SINGLE PERSON PASSED THE NCLEX!!!! NOT ONE! Furthermore, they will make up some lie about why some of your classes don't transfer, but it's just for money purposes. I am happy to speak with anyone who is considering this school, just respond and let me know!!! Again if you want a great education DO NOT COME HERE!!!! I plan to turn them over to the State Board of Nursing."
1.0 out of 5 stars
rasmussen sucks - 5/2/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"The Bloomington campus is complete trash! I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone!!! if you decide that this is your only choice, keep the following in mind. Be prepared to teach yourself every single nursing content. You will be held to extremely high standards but the administration will not live up to their own expectations. They will tell you lies on when schedules and clinical dates are being released and if you have any problems about the school or faculty, you are directed to contact the dean. The dean will then tell you what you need to hear but will never act on their promises and leave you frustrated. Also, the dean changes about 2 times a quarter so you're never sure whose the dean. The professors will not teach you anything or care whether you succeed or not until you get to the last quarter 1 of them will try to help and be understanding. The only positive things about this school is that you can finish the program in 1 year and 3 months and clinical teachers will pass you even if you haven't learned any nursing skills. I have seen students make many medication administration errors and have passed clinical. The labs are a complete joke but you will do test outs in a group except for head to toe assessments and pass. I was fortunate enough to have supporting family that could help me financially so I was able to have this program as my only focus. I am going to take the nclex soon and I feel very under prepared and praying that I pass. I do want to add that they offered free nclex prep which is nice."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Nursing graduate - 12/31/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Like most schools, the Rasmussen nursing program has pros and cons. It is fast paced with little room for error and requires some serious self motivation. Most of the main instructors are wonderful, knowledgeable, and supportive. Several of the clinical instructors left something to be desired. As with most things in life you will get what you put into this program. One of the greatest things about this nursing program over some others is that all of the exams are NCLEX style meaning when you go to take your NCLEX you will know what to expect and be well prepared. Cons to this school: A lot of disorganization, some questionable billing practices, and not the best clinical opportunities. In the end nursing school is damn hard no matter what school you go to! If you are prepared to put your all into it you can and will be successful at this school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Just Run away - 12/15/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Just run. Never in my life have I had faculty care so little for their students success. This place only cares about taking your money. I got my degree by putting up with a lot of BS. My class turned them into the State Board is Nursing. I hope they lose accreditation. This school does not deserve to teach students nor be a school. They should be embarrassed. You tell people that you got an education at Rasmussen and they literally laugh at you because they have such a terrible reputation. If you have an issue and try to take it to your dean, good luck getting them to care, the higher the pay grade the less they give a crap. They things I saw this place get away with in the last 18 months was beyond ungodly. Rasmussen should be ashamed of themselves. I taught myself an associate degree in nursing and I worked my butt off because nobody at Rasmussen was going to help. I pretty much paid 40 grand to be ignored. DO NOT GO HERE"
3.3 out of 5 stars
Tom - 12/10/2019
Degree: Supply Chain Management
Graduation Year: 2018
"The negative reviews are understandable as I too had some frustrating experiences. First, the school needs to be more inexpensive per credit hour. Secondly, instructors need to answer their emails faster. Third, there should be at least 2 live class rooms per week instead of it being 1 with my experience. All my classes were online so I can only speak from that perspective. Other than that, life is what you make of it. You are given the material and it is your responsibility to read and study. You should know what you're getting yourself into. I immediately knew the kind of frustrations I would have attending here but I suck it up. I had to work a full time job so I did not have time to attend school the traditional formal classroom way. If you didn't like the way Rasmussen was then you should have moved on. But on the opposite end, I honestly would not attend here again or refer my friends. I feel there are cheaper online schools out there, for that reason alone is why I would look elsewhere. Online schools however are fantastic for busy moms/dads and older folks because it's so flexible. If it wasn't for Rasmussen's online schooling, I probably would have never went back to school because I could not do the traditional way of schooling so I am at least grateful to them for that. Do your research on every school, look at their tuition, look at their programs, read reviews, see if it fits with your lifestyle, and be mentally ready to put in the hustle."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Brit - 10/14/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"I attended the St. Cloud campus and graduated from their Nursing program in 2019. Let me start off with saying nursing school is extremely hard... However, I feel that the school itself (administration) was only concerned with how much money you as a student brought in, not you as an individual. The Instructors at the St. Cloud Rasmussen location ARE THE ONLY REASON I COMPLETED MY DEGREE THERE. They are by far some of the best people I have ever met and they are the only reason that this location still has it's doors open. I feel so bad for the instructors at Rasmussen, they themselves do not always have clear information regarding class times, clinical dates, clinical sites, sims dates, ect. And then they have students up their butts about all this stuff and they don't even have the answers. I felt that the administration at this school really lacked the ability to manage dates, times, and locations of classes, clinicals, sims, and just about anything else you can think of. If you have a job or a family make sure that you get rid of them for the next how many ever months your going to be attending this school. Or if you can't get rid of your job or family (LIKE ALL OTHER STUDENTS) you better hope that they are supportive, forgiving, and extremely flexible. Because sometimes you literally have less than a 24 hours notice of clinical or sim date changes and times. However, as I stated above if you want THE BEST INSTRUCTORS of your life go to this school, but unfortunately the organization of everything else will make your life a living hell for the time being (BUT IT WILL PASS)."
1.0 out of 5 stars
AS - 9/25/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"The Mankato campus is seriously a joke. They don't help you scheduling wise. They will tell you one thing and do another. You basically teach yourself in each of the classes. Some of the instructors are excellent but it doesn't make up for all the other negatives. They really are just a terrible school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Joe - 9/11/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2019
"If you're planning to attend and learn anything I'd strongly recommend looking into other options. Most of the instructors I had during my time with this school won't put in any effort above the very minimum needed to get through the course. Some will try their best to work with you and help you when you are having problems, most won't and will simply tell you to get the work in ASAP. Some instructors are knowledgable regarding the material they are teaching, but I've also had a number of instances where I've found that the information being given to the students is just plain wrong. In addition to this I've also had the instructor insisting I was wrong on a topic they weren't familiar with on an assignment and outright refused to change my grade until I provided a reference, something which the instructor could have discovered on their own with a simple google search. When taking courses at this school you will be teaching yourself just about everything from basic coding to SQL and database management. Even then, the projects tend to basic, so if you're willing to teach yourself there are plenty of resources available online that are low cost or even free. The courses at Rasmussen seem to be geared more towards students who already know the material and are willing to pay to show they've already obtained the knowledge in order to receive a degree. So, I reiterate, if you're here to learn look anywhere else."
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