Rasmussen College Reviews

2.27 out of 5 stars
(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

1.2 out of 5 stars
DJ - 1/26/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Rebel - 1/22/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
1.2 out of 5 stars
Jess - 1/19/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Holly - 1/5/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Candi - 12/18/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Abby Cain - 12/15/2018
Degree: Forensic Accounting
Graduation Year: 2011
"Please, please, save your money. Go to a community college or even state college. The quality of the education is far better. Rasmussen accepts anyone who can qualify for a loan. Many of my classmates were barely able to communicate in English. I have yet to receive a job opportunity where I will make anything close to how much I have made working in bars and painting houses. Choosing Rasmussen is the biggest regret of my life."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Gregory pierce - 11/20/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"Horrible school. I was lied to about home much tuition costs and dropped out because of the price but I had dropped out too late and was told some money would be taken from my loans and the rest would be returned and I was fine with that but they never took money out and my money hasnt been returned yet but Rasmussen college also wants 600 dollars from me because they didnt take it from the loan."
1.3 out of 5 stars
H.B. - 11/13/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"They say that it is flexible and it works with any schedule, but that is far from the truth. Also, many of the professors are not helpful. They have other jobs and will not hesitate to put your education last. With all of my online classes I have been responsible for teaching myself everything and all of my professors are in other states so you can not set up a time to meet with them if you need help in the class. Many of the classes dont have any supplemental learning, you just read the textbook and take a test; so youre basically paying to teach yourself. Also the advisors are almost impossible to get ahold of and the office is extremely disorganized."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Toni - 10/17/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Many of the complaints I see about this school, (grading scale, third-party background checks, mandatory classes) are all part of being in nursing school. I went to PHSC for my LPN and it was the same thing. They do not work around your schedule and they expect you to get with the program or get out. That is how nursing school is and If you expect to be coddled don't waste your time and money. Nursing is a serious program because the patients' lives are in our hands. DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! READ THE STUDENT HANDBOOK/ NURSING HANDBOOK. Before applying to any college program I recommend you do all your research to see if that program is compatible with you!! I am about half way done with the program. Yes, many classes are online. I panicked initially because I normally do not do well with online classes. I have not made anything below a B. Their online classes are simple to navigate and easy to work. They even have the latest simulation labs for Microbiology that were incredible. I will update my post if anything changes but so far I have been very pleased with this program and found that it is much easier than my previous program. Also, I almost forgot to add you CANNOT WORK FULL TIME AND EXPECT TO BE SUCCESSFUL. Yes, there may be one or two people who may be able to but for me, I could not. As soon as I started working part-time my grades became all A's. There is so much to study and so much to learn. You can't just memorize you actually have to learn the concepts. That is the part I tend to struggle with the most. Well, that's my rant!"
1.4 out of 5 stars
Rasmussen Student - 10/15/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"To be honest this school experience was terrible. I originally attended this college to get back in school and even though I love the Medical Assistant program itself and I don't have any regrets what so ever, the school lack the correct knowledge needed for their students to succeed in the field. all we did was go over clinical blood draws, rooming, and injections everything else seem like we went over once and the online classes really didn't help at all. We only had one class for the administration/front desk . I was fortunate enough to graduate with my associates so I thank God for getting me through and was able to get employment a few months after so woohoo praying hands but overall the school lack the appropriate materials needed to properly assist their students plus they don't help the students find a job like they are suppose to. Externships are not immediate hire. The great thing about my experience is that I had a great Coordinator and instructors. These three were really dedicated in us achieving our goals the right way. So I thank them so much for them contributing to my success overall. For as the school. its all about money and that's what sad no true dedication to students being successful. I thank them for my associates but I will not be returning especially with how poor the Nursing Program is ran and how poor the material is."