Rasmussen College Online Reviews - Bachelor's in BusinessSee reviews of all programs at Rasmussen College Online
Needed about two years to earn my degree, and stopped after a year. Felt cheated that it wasn't a good enough challenge for me. No real discipline for students for missing assignments or penalty for late/tardiness. Most professors let stuff like that slide all the time here. Really wasn't 'my cup of tea' on what I was use to in the classroom. Maybe dropping out was the best thing for me since I'm successful and stable now in my own way, but don't really seeing it as a resume boost even if I graduated from here. Staff was always open door and helpful with wanting to make people succeed, I just felt I was out of my element with my whole experience.
I am a father of 4 going back to school. Rasmussen was recommended to me by a friend that is an online professor for the school. I found it difficult at first to navigate just making sure that I had filled out all of the required paperwork just to get enrolled and started. This MAY have been due to my general lack of computer savvy. I worked my way through that issue and have had an amazing educational experience. Online learning, like anything else, will reward you the more you put into it. have heard that there are professors that let you "skate" by but if you, as a student and paying customer, allow that, it is all on you. I've had an issue with only one professor. I found that if I stayed engaged with my professors, advisers, classmates, and my courses, I learned quite a bit that is actually helping me RIGHT NOW with my current employer. I look forward to completing my degree within the next year. I have already contacted a major university about graduate studies and they have informed me that a degree from Rasmussen with a decent GPA almost guarantees me admission into their program. Go DAWGS!
As an actual student of Rasmussen College, I truly enjoyed my time with the college and look forward at going back sometime down the line. For me personally, I just want my Bachelor's degree to mean something. I know I have to start at the bottom, but I hope employers look at the degree as a supplement to my current experience to move me up when opportunities present themselves instead of being overlooked because I went to Rasmussen. All the for profit schools that are closing their doors are kind of scary and I truly hope this doesn't happen to Rasmussen. When I attended, the books and content were up to date. Spelling mistakes were problem, but I am seeing more spelling mistakes everywhere online. Heck, there could be one in this post. I do feel more confident about Rasmussen College as my current employer works with them to help get employees a discount on their education. The downfall to this, however, is the company I work for goes through another college if they fully pay for a program.
In reading the comments, I'm not surprised since many of them are about financial aid and issues. I do not use financial aid, so I'm not able to comment about it. I would say most of the time, I'm satisfied with the Accelerated program that I'm in. However, just like anywhere else, there are a few bad apples. I would say out of every 5 instructors you get one that is a bit more harsh, unclear, or just annoying with reading power points and continuing to preach about the APA format. Speaking of the preaching. It's probably happening since many people are not following the requirements. And, perhaps this is why people who gave poor reviews are not happy. I would also mention that if I had not had over 20 years of experience, this program would be very difficult. I think that is why people are also making comments about not learning or being taught anything by the instructor. I feel it's a program that was developed for people like me that have many years of experience but just need a degree to validate the experience for current or future employers. If you are under 35 years old, you'll need to be a good reader, be able to reach out for help when needed, or just be fortunate to have a lot of business experience. The classes are only 6 weeks long, so they go fast and when you get behind on one week, it could be difficult to catch up. The work is generally 2 discussion posts and 2 writing papers (sometimes a quiz is supplemented for one of these items). I would say it takes about 10-15 hours a week to do the work for one class. I'm glad that the instructors can be a bit tough on some people, I do want to EARN my grades, and to this point (attending for about a year now), I feel I have earned my grade. And, I feel I have learned too. Perhaps not as much as sitting in a classroom when I was 20 years old, but since I've been working for more years than that, I've gained knowledge that I am able to apply to my course work. And, thankfully, I do not need to sit in a classroom for 3-10 hours a week! I dreaded that while getting my Associates degree 22 years ago! That's one reason I didn't go back to school. Speaking of my Associates degree, Rasmussen took my degree to apply it to my credits so I began as a Junior basically. 22 years later! And, I didn't have to take any additional classes than someone who just graduated in the spring of the year I started attending Rasmussen. Bottom line, as with everything else, you get what you put into it. It's not for everyone or for every degree (I'm only able to comment on the Accelerated BA Business Management program). And, the costs could vary. I am taking advantage of my work's tuition reimbursement program and so far have not paid anything out of pocket. I am thankful for the quick classes, because I tend to get anxious about week 4, regardless of how long the class is. Here's my summary: PROS: It's somewhat self-paced, but there are due dates for assignments No sitting in classrooms Inexpensive, comparatively speaking to other BA programs (even if I had to pay out of pocket) You still can communicate with your classmates If I move, I can continue to take my classes since location is not an issue. 18 months and you're done! My stomach doesn't turn as I expected (see CONS below) There are 6 computer based classes that you take and those are strictly read and take a test types and are totally self-paced, and you have 60 days to complete one class. CONS: The online portal was confusing somewhat when I began. Some teachers/classes aren't good (but no where is perfect) My stomach turns thinking about school
I'm surprised to see some of the negative comments. I am halfway through my program, and am impressed with the courses taken so far. There are always some instructors that are not as good as others, but overall, my experience has been a good one. You get out of it what you put into it. I can see where a person could easily fall behind if they do not keep up with the fast pace of the accelerated classes. I am very pleased with my decision to attend Rasmussen online. Courses are challenging, and rewarding. I highly recommend considering this school.
I am SO fed up with this school. Everything was perfect in the beginning despite what others had to say, they easily hooked me. I have only been attending since January of 2015 and I've already had THREE different advisors AND I can never get ahold of anybody at the school regarding any concerns that I have. I started failing classes because I could not get ahold of anybody, it was their problem according to them and to re-read the material when it was nowhere to be found. Also, there is not a single person on campus in the financial aid department at least out of the Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus and I have not been able to get my FAFSA/SAINT figured out in a month now!!! The only person I can talk to is my advisor and she keeps running me in circles because she doesn't know how to answer anything! Now, I still have a balance on my account and I can't get it covered and I have no money to pay out of pocket thanks to them. I am dropping out at the end of this term and I would never, ever recommend this to anyone!!!
My advisors were very knowledgable, respectful and helpful through my entire time with Rasmussen. The courses were somewhat challenging, but very helpful in everyday situations. Communication between my advisors and instructors was second to none. Overall, Rasmussen was a very enjoyable experience for me. Their FLEX classes also helped me cut down on my tuition costs as well!