Rasmussen College Reviews
Browse Reviews by Popular Programs:
I studied at this school for almost a year. I was so excited about the potential of getting a better job after graduation that paid well. I graduated six months ago and havent gotten a single interview in the medical administrative field. I am heartbroken at how much money I have wasted. I have applied to over 300 administrative jobs and no one wants me in this new field. I believe it has everything to do with this school being a scam. Right now Im a respected teacher and can get a job very easily because the school I went to for it was respected. Rassmussen was easy to take online while working full time but is soon on my resume as a joke and was waste of my money.
The problem with Rasmussen is that they claim to be flexible, however they are anything but. I attended the nursing program as a post bac attempting to get an associates degree in nursing. However, as the classes progressed you would be required to be on campus usually 4 days a week for 1-2 hours at a time with clinicals additional time. This would have been fine, but I had my childcare assistance taken away and I couldnt afford to send my son to daycare all day when I am only required in class for one hour. Besides that the classes were extremely disorganized. Half of my lab sessions would be the teachers trying to find supplies for medication, the mannequins etc. There was also constant turnover between the teachers throughout the quarters. For the price you have to be very prepared to teach yourself everything and utilize your peers for learning rather than instructors. Also you will have to have someone else to support you because the way they schedule classs makes holding down a job very difficult.
The reason for the low review overall is the blatant disregard that I have seen here for the process of education and for excellence. When informing faculty that there are errors, mispellings, and that it appears that transcripts of lectures were not proofread, the attitude was hostile. On another test, there was no correct answer and no action was taken. Instructions are poorly written in many circumstances. I had a miscarriage over Thanksgiving and the school does not offer Incompletes other than an 'additional week' so keep that in mind. Spammy emails, poorly designed interfaces, a visual communication class with white lettering on a yellow background, and collections when you owe nothing are par for the course. I was unable to finish the Associates because their Computing class was incompatible with my Windows 10 laptop--oh, the irony. It was fine--I don't care that much about the Associate's degree--but still...I am not using Financial Aid, so my favorite so far have been the emails about my FAFSA results. Until the miscarriage, I had a 4.00 GPA and am a past National Merit Scholar Semi-finalist. Luckily, this degree is for my own soul and spirit and not for financial reasons, because otherwise I would regret this choice even more. There are some fantastic instructors, but when a lack of concern becomes a pattern it has gone beyond simple incompatibility. Find a school that is receptive to students and has an attitude of caring about doing things well. I'm retaking the one class to get my GPA back on track. After that I will be seriously considering taking my final dozen classes elsewhere. I have attended schools online and coast to coast and the repeat instances of sloppiness here make it the worst of any I have attended--and bring shame to some of the instructors that otherwise would be mostly ok.
I do not recommend the nursing program unless you want to teach yourself the ins and outs of being a nurse, most classes are online so theres no one there to help you , it is over priced, yes its an excelarated program but the amount of assignments are extreme. They will also hold on to the financial aide that is not needed and should be sent back to lender until you threaten to take action
When I was attending Rasmussen I didnt receive anything beneficial from it. I was talking to CPAs who said their companies wouldnt employ anybody who attended Rasmussen. I then decided to transfer universities to pursue my career. None of my credits transferred...$10,000 wasted. Rasmussen is a trade school who works with companies to guarantee your job after graduation. If you move to a state that doesnt have a Rasmussen then youre in deep water. Employers look at Rasmussen graduates much less than a public or private university. Only go to this school if youre pursuing a nursing degree. I wish I never went here and could get my money back.
This school is a complete scam and only cares about getting your money. The education is secondary to them. They charged $3k for a six credit semester. A state school would often charge about that for twice the credits. They require you buy their books through them and can't take the class unless you do so they can overcharge your books beyond what publishers normally do and even if you find it cheaper somewhere else it doesn't matter because you have to buy them through the school to get into the class. Classes were unorganized and of little educational value. My advice is to NEVER go to a for profit college unless you get a fully paid scholarship. You get much more for your money at a community college or state university. Basically at a school like Rasmussen you pay a lot more to get a lot less.
Transferred out of this school as soon as I could to a more respectable college that actually teaches the classes. I had to retake classes that I had originally passed with ease at Rasmussen because I did not learn anything from the classes at this school. When speaking with my new adviser at the college that I transferred, I was asked the extent of my computer knowledge. At that point, he determined that I would need to retake the introduction to computer programming again due to the serious lack of knowledge after taking several different courses at Rasmussen. Half of my credits were not excepted at this higher quality college that I attend now, creating a much higher cost for me to complete my education. By the time I left Rasmussen, they had already depleted half of my grants and loan allowance while I was still in Freshman status at the Rasmussen campus. When I inquired at Rasmussen, I was informed that if I enrolled with them, I would spend 50% of my time in classes conducted at the campus and 50% online, which the majority of the computer classes would be at the campus. I did not have but one computer class on campus that ended up being online satellite communication anyway. The classes only presented programs that were already created and you were only expected to troubleshoot the problems the had. No actual teaching of computer programming that could help a student wanting to learn. If I could give zero stars to this college, I would. It was a complete wast of my time and almost $20,000 that could have went toward the real education that I am getting now at a much cheaper price tag.
This school claims to be flexible and affordable. Most students were forced to quit their jobs to keep up with the insanity and several lost their jobs along the way due to the school's inability to provide a clear schedule without making changes. My schedule the last quarter changed 6 times in the first 2 weeks. It's unbelievably expensive and everything is so much more complicated than it needs to be. There's little to no communication and you're treated like a child. If you ask questions, the answers you receive from both instructors as well as support staff are of no help and downright frustrating. It's so hard to explain how bad this school is. And affordable? 50k for an associates btw. Thankfully I came in with 100% of all prerequisites for their ADN, or associates degree in nursing. Still cost me almost 30k.
This school is absolutely horrible. I am currently pursuing my Associate's in Accounting at Rasmussen College and have been enrolled since May of 2018. These advisors and instructors do not know how to communicate. Each time I have questions, I will message my instructor in Blackboard and it takes them well over 2 days to respond as the same for the advisor. I understand they have 24-48 hours but there are times they don't reply whatsoever to my calls or messages. I am pulling a 3.94 in this program so I obviosusly work hard to get decent grades but beginning to think choosing this school was the worst decision I ever made. Please don't attend this school. I am 24 credits from graduating and plan to go on for Bachelor's in Accounting, however not at this school.
I'm a recent graduate of Rasmussen Bloomington, MN campus and excited to share that I passed my boards on the first try with the minimum amount of questions. As with many others in my class there were many frustrations that I can sit here and complain about, I think for me the most frustrating part was releasing the schedules in a unreasonable amount of time to schedule days off from work. This changed when they were going up for accreditation. The good and the annoying part was ati's, the good part is if you really read them and take them seriously taking the nclex will not phase you well..... the bad is their annoying, but worth the annoyance in the end. No school is perfect but I believed Rasmussen fully prepared me to take and pass the boards on the first try.