Rasmussen College Reviews

  • 168 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $10,935
36% of 168 students said this degree improved their career prospects
33% of 168 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 4/4/2019
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I received my Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and I'm currently on my way to earning my Bachelor's. I agree that some of the instructors are a complete waste, but that's my opinion. I prefer to be more self-taught, and ask questions when I need additional information. In a lot of classes I never even used the textbooks because so much of it is common knowledge. This is how I prefer to learn. If you are someone that needs a lot of guidance and help, then online school in general is not for you. I've come across a few instructors that I've had to mix words with over my grades, but all in all, I'm satisfied. I finished my Associate's with a 4.0 GPA and graduated with High Honors. It's not that hard. I would recommend Rasmussen to people that can keep up."
lindy walden
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Hi, I'm halfway through the RN program and there is a lot of self starting studying and self teaching. I do a lot of independent work - and i do it because I wasn't accepted into any other nursing schools. if you can get into st kates, go for it. But this is what I've got and I'm determined to make it work. I'm still going to be a nurse after all this is done. So far I've met some very smart students and a few excellent teachers. And I've heard horror stories. I just keep my head down and keep working- if you want it bad enough. its there for you."
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2019
  • Degree: Computer Animation
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Technology is never up to date (Portal for classes rarely works correctly) and communication from faculty is severely lacking. I have been slowly working towards my degree and am being forced to retake courses I passed and paid for previously due to the credits "expiring." This was never told to me until I questioned why a course was on my schedule. This school is terribly expensive and the quality of education is severely lacking as most skills can be self taught for free from youtube and Google. Your money is better spent elsewhere. This is just a money hungry institution."
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"My experience was interesting because I accomplished and learned so much, at the same time there were some frustrating and disappointing moments I think could have been avoided with the school. There were a couple of instructors I feel were not empathetic and unreasonable, non-negotiable when it came to students education and lacked the ability to teach. However, the majority of the instructors there were great! I think all colleges have this issue with couple of bad apples, but most instructors are excellent teachers. I am glad for the experience I had because I had to work hard and it taught me a lot about myself. I walked away with an education in nursing and I applied my skills and knowledge immediately after passing my NCLEX on the first time through a nursing agency paying me $40 hour until I found the job I wanted. I did not come from a health care background before school. I accept the good with the bad because it all worked out in the end. Nursing school is at Rasmussen is an accelerated program so It is fast paced learning and very demanding. I worked full time with school and went part time by the last two semesters to graduate. If you cannot handle high stress and long study hours this program is not for you. You may want a BSN program that will allow you the slower pace to absorb the knowledge and experience given. One think I wish Rasmussen had was clinical sites at hospitals, which would be extremely helpful getting into hospitals after graduation."
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2019
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This school is the most unprofessional, disorganized, overpriced school ever! Im reporting them to the BBB and DOE! Your not learning anything hands on and basically teaching yourself. Theres absolutely no communication and its clear as day that all they care about is MONEY!"
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2019
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
Heather Paulsen
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2019
  • Degree: Human Resources
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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"
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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."