Rasmussen College Reviews
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I wasn't going to write a review, but felt compelled to do so after reading poor reviews. I had an EXCELLENT experience at Rasmussen. I attended online via the Ocala, FL campus. My advisors and point of contact were all extremely prompt, informative, and professional. I did A LOT of research before picking a school that would fit my needs. Yes, it's a tad pricey, but for never having to step foot on a campus, books included, and graduating ahead of schedule- what would one expect? I previously attended a reputable, private university here in Florida and ended up transferring to Rasmussen. I can't speak for other programs, but you have to remember Rasmussen isn't on the same level as Yale. I recommend Rasmussen to any adult wanting to start or finish a degree on his or her time.
I will say this, I graduated ahead of time and finished all classes! I worked very hard and found that the teachers could not keep up with the pace I learned at! My teachers were okay, not the best but not the worst! The thing that got me though was this, I am now paying student loans I didn't know I took out!! 15 loans for a little less than 2 years, $45,000 in debt, max cap for this degree for wage is $30,000 a year, this has changed slightly since I attended which then cap was $40,000 I have been employed since 2 months after graduating but that was all my own hard work! Their financial aid assistance is Unacceptable! Look else where for this degree!!
I took this program immediately after graduating with a Bachelors degree in Business. Much of my previous coursework was able to be transferred which was very nice, and I was able to complete the program in 15 months. The problem I had with these courses is the lack of actual programming experience that was offered in the program. I had 5 courses (6 weeks each) which involved coding. All other classes were strictly writing courses which required up to 10 pages of writing per week. With graduation just around the corner, I am scared that I do not have enough coding knowledge to enter the workforce as a programmer. Teachers were always available and very helpful which was definitely a plus. That being said, I would not recommend this program for anyone wishing to pursue a degree in Computer Science. I feel there are more resources online, and self-instruction would be more beneficial than enrolling in this online program.
THIS SCHOOL IS A SCAM. I don't mean to jab at institutions or businesses but if this review could stop just one person from wasting thousands of dollars on an 'education' based off online classes that don't teach anything then good! The teachers are not even in your state and are impossible to contact. The staff that lures you in with the smiles and expectations of success will NOT speak to you once you are enrolled. Even the online 5.5 week courses are over $1,000! I'm going back to my community college where I was previously and getting a real education from real professors. There is no financial aid office or any office for that matter, they all do the same thing. The programs are NOT accredited but make it seem like they are. Talking to hospital employees, other college students and even staff there say that the students coming to their hospitals do not know anything because they are not taught anything. Please, do yourself a favor and do not go here.
I signed up back in 2014 and used my Gi bill. I thought I was good. I still had to fill out the FAFSA. I am still enrolled. honestly Its been a few years and I didn't learn anything. I am just skating by, by doing minimal work because the material itself is hard to understand. Assignments don't match up with what they want you to read up. 95% of the time I just made stuff up without research or knowing the topic and still get an A. All they care about is the money. I have been attending two years going for bachelors in business I thought I would get an associates and move on to bachelors but this was a lie. They told me at first I would but i'm in the last year and I asked about and was told they don't offer associates in business. I recently look into my financial aid. I use the GI bill to pay for the school 100%. Apparently i'm also using federal student loans both subsidized and unsubsidized. This is illegal as I never signed any student loan paperwork or gave authorization to take on student loans. I asked for documents and proof and was hung up on. It's been two weeks still can't get in touch. I went up to the school to talk to someone and was told the person I needed to talk to was out on vacation and will get in touch with me when she got back. This is unacceptable and illegal. I now have student loans to pay for. I never got an email or mail from any student loan provider. I found out it was nel net because they showed up on my credit report which I decided to check and haven't seen in a few years. I am disputing it right now. And talking to lawyers. They are criminals. Just be careful. they are taking advantage of a disabled vet and who knows how many others.
I really liked Rasmussen at first because they accepted my credits from a previous institution until I started classes and realized that the school did not provide physical textbooks as part of the tuition they only provide you with ebooks. When I brought it to my advisors attention she stated that I could purchase the books out of pocket because financial aid didn't cover them. I find this to be very inconvenient as a student. These ebooks aren't your typically ebooks that you download from amazon or Barnes and Nobles they are very difficult to navigate through and study with. Rasmussen also doesn't have live instructors for their general education class they have what they call campus connect which is a instructor on a screen. I use to like this school when they had instructions and they gave physical books as part of the tuition but now I'm looking elsewhere to complete my bachelor.
If I could go back and not go here I would. I wish I would have done more research on this school, the cost, and the pass rates. I was lured in by the quick entry to the program and little requirements to start. Please do not be fooled. This school is unorganized and unprofessional. The cost of the school does not equal a better education or experience. I urge you to take the extra time and enroll somewhere else.
Update..... I do not know how to reply to comment however, my views on this school is the same. Inexpensive and supportive staff. Full time students pay $199 per credit hour plus fees. Part time students pay $260 per credit hour. Either way tuition is much cheaper than most schools. Teachers respond in a timely manner and my advisor do as well and she often check in on me. Classes are very intense especially at 5.5 weeks long. Online schooling isn't for everyone so maybe that's what calls for some negative remarks. I don't know. I like the school. I graduate in December.
I felt the program was disorganized but completely prepared me for boards. My expectations so we're to teach me what I need to know to pass boards and be a competent nurse and then I found my own job to fine tune my skills and evolve into a better nurse.
I attended Rasmussen's Phlebotomy Program, not only once but twice!! It is beyond me how a person can pass finals, but oh...wait your online portion and in class assignments didn't meet passing criteria... Seriously??? Very unorganized, very unprofessional, Financial Aid don't know what they are doing. I was working with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Rasmussen received payment for me which included extra for mileage and etc, it took over 3 months to get that money....I really think these people need to have a class action suit filed against them!! October 2016 I took a 3 month course through a college with a way better reputation, and the Instructor actually knew what she was doing!! I am now Certified in Phlebotomy!!!! Don't waist your financial aid on this school....They are in it for the money only!!!!