Rasmussen College Reviews

2.28 out of 5 stars
(167 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $10,935
36% of 167 students said this degree improved their career prospects
34% of 167 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
K.P. - 9/8/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015
"Rasmussen College, Land O Lakes office is calling itself a school, yet it cannot educate anyone. I took the online courses because they did not have professors to teach 3rd and 4th year Accounting classes on campus. I had zero help and support from the online professors. I taught myself everything. The text books they use are basically summaries of real text books used in other colleges. I had to go through old publishing's of texts of the same subjects, in order to get a better understanding of the material. I spent so much time trying to understand the subject matter that I would run out of time on the assignments. If I had someone teaching me, I most likely would have completed those assignments. Of course I failed and repeated quite a few classes. I was put on probation twice, and told I wasn't trying hard enough. I continued attending the school because I just wanted to complete it and and walk away with a degree. Finally< I was told that I wouldn't get approved for another student loan. I had to pay for my classes cash for a semester in order to prove I was serious about school. I explained to them I couldn't afford to. So that was the end of my schooling. Fast forward to today. I just finished paying the student loans off. My wages of $13.00 an hour, were being garnished all that time, as well as my tax returns money confiscated. I am a single parent, trying to raise 3 kids, so you can imagine the hole we were in. No matter who I tried to speak to about this to get some kind of leniency of any kind, I got a slammed door in my face. So anyone considering going to this school, please don't. Don't let these thieves get a dime of your hard earned cash. They do not deserve it. This is just a business to them, not a school, and they shouldn't be allowed to call themselves a school. P.S. I wonder who the heck paid off the accreditation people for Rasmussen's credentials?"
1.0 out of 5 stars
ria - 8/10/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Check their bbb reviews before signing up. This place is a joke. A "lab" to them is broken or expired equipment or mainly googling and youtubing things. Most classes are online and the teacher is not in florida, good luck asking any questions to any teacher even in person they are unreachable and most of them just use this school as a part time job and for extra cash and it shows. If i could take back my semester and a half of my life i wasted i would."
5.0 out of 5 stars
MBF - 7/23/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"If you are looking for a College that will provide you with the opportunity and the education you will need in a career as a Registered Nurse, Rasmussen College is an excellent choose. The school is designed to help you be successful, if you are willing to put in the work. The curriculum is fast paced and is not designed to accommodate the atypical young college student lifestyle (e.g. not showing up to class, partying all the time, or getting behind or not completing assignment). Which may be the reason for many of the negative reviews. The Nursing program is fully accredited by ACEN, which allows you to attend any other accredited college or university in the future, once you have graduated. In response to some of the other reviews, no nursing programs including those of major universities have transferable credits until the program is completed and the diploma has been awarded."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anna - 7/17/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013
"Rasmussen is a great nursing program. They are creating nurses that can think on their feet. They are giving all the necessary information that a nurse needs to begin their career and the students are eager to learn more in their career. All nurses should start at Rasmussen."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Age doen't matter - 7/13/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"I see all the negatives in these reviews, if they are all true, I must been in a different school. I have had nothing but an excellent experience since I entered school in November, 2017. My classes and instructors were all top notch. I spent 35 years in the business world before I returned to school so I some knowledge about what instructors were teaching having already experienced it. True, Rasmussen is not cheap, but I feel that I get my money's worth every quarter. I get my Associates in September of this year and have already enrolled for my Bachelor's in Management. I'm sure , in some people's eyes, there are better schools out there. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I will finish my Bachelors in early 2021, and who knows, I might even go for my Master's."
1.3 out of 5 stars
BR - 7/10/2019
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"Let me start off by saying that the instructors I had were friendly people and I never had an issue with any of my classes. I had fair graders and the instructors were very nice people. That being said, 9 months into my program at Rasmussen, I am "dropping out." When I signed up with Rasmussen, I was told that program was for an Associates degree that would transfer to a Bachelor's program. They failed to mention that it is actually an Associates of Applied Science degree, meaning your credits won't transfer elsewhere if you choose to do so. When I applied at Rasmussen, I told my program manager and my advisor that I would love to be a teacher one day. They were very encouraging and told me that I would be able to do this at their school. No. I am now finding out that the Education degree through Rasmussen gives you no chance of becoming a licensed teacher. My supporting staff lied to me. Also, I should add that the "Flex Choice" option (CBE Courses) are now only offered to those pursuing a Bachelor's degree. I started off my program at Rasmussen doing the CBE courses because they were ideal for me, as I have chronic illnesses that prevent me from physically attending classes at this time. Starting just this month, they decided that CBE courses would no longer be available to me because I am not in a Bachelor's program. The CBE classes were ideal because they were a work at your own pace class with no real due dates. It was very flexible and very ideal. Here I am, 9 months into my program, finding out that my degree I am paying for will not benefit my overall career goals. So, I dropped out. I am starting at a new school that offers an AS (NOT an AAS) that will then transfer to a University in order for me to get my teaching license. THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE. A school should not advertise education courses and tell their students they can be a teacher if you literally can't! It's ridiculous. Rasmussen is also very stingy when financing their student's education. I come from a single-parent home who makes less than $20,000 per year, and my loans are still $3,000 per quarter. Any other school, I would be basically getting it for dirt cheap, and an entire 2 year degree will be less than $5,000. Rasmussen is a money-hungry institution. ALSO, I just found out that the last day to drop classes was YESTERDAY so I have to pay for the entire quarter, which just started last week! This is absolutely nuts and disgusting. I would never recommend Rasmussen to anyone looking for an affordable education or to someone who wants to major in education. I am so angry at myself for not looking into this further before applying, but they had MULTIPLE opportunities to tell me that it was pointless for me to go there. Like I said, money hungry."
1.0 out of 5 stars
vn - 7/9/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"The worst college I have ever attended. Most of the instructors had no clue about the subject and in a lot of cases the students would correct the instructor. When it came to the exams, what ever we focused in lecture did not correspond to the test questions. In some instances students got caught cheating on the exams and the instructor did not take any actions. If you are interested in teaching yourself and wasting your money on this school, then by all means, I personally think it's cheaper just to buy the book."