Rasmussen University Online Reviews

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44% of 89 students said this degree improved their career prospects
42% of 89 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Emily Hottinger
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2021
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Rasmussen College was completely fine until blackboard turned into blackboard ultra. Why fix something if it isn't broken.???? Blackboard ultra is one of the most terrible, disorganized set up there is. It is difficult to locate majority of the course material. It's more difficult to access live lectures unlike before. The course itself if fine but, blackboard ultra is the MAJOR issue and interference for learning."
johnny 5
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2020
  • Degree: Patient Care Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!!!!!!!! Paying for a degree. No one there cares about you. They only care that they get their money. You will only get emails for getting your financial aid set up (so they can get paid), and emails to nominate a potential future student for a $500 scholarship (so they can hopefully keep getting more money). You will regularly question if the teachers even know what they are talking about. One teacher plagiarized all of her tests from the internet. A quick copy and paste of one test question into google came up with all of the test questions WITH the answers for the entire class. The computer system they use is the least user friendly interface I have ever seen. The teachers can't even figure it out. Practically every online lecture begins with, "...I think this thing is on" from your teacher while their eyes are darting around their own computer screen to see if it is working. Then the lesson plans. Get ready for a teacher to read from the ebook they give you for each weeks lecture, only to be told to read the same chapter. You are paying tens of thousands of dollars for essentially an ebook! The academic program that I applied for had a start date 11 months from my application. Yet, somehow without signing up for any classes yet I have been enrolled and in classes for 5 months. I have sent email after email, and calls after calls, only to get no explanation. Only more emails and calls back that I owe them money. If you are alright with buying a degree this is the place for you. If you actually wanted to learn anything, do not go here!!!"
DisappointedArtist
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2020
  • Degree: Graphic Design
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I had high hopes when searching for a new school to attend. Rasmussen at first looked great. The price was right and they seemed to offer a decent online Graphic Design course. I enrolled and was slated to begin November 2020. There's an orientation section you're required to view. My advisor registered me for the orientation but every time I tried to log in, I kept getting error messages saying I was not registered. After speaking with my advisor and tech support, no one could figure out why I couldn't view the course. That should have been a red flag right there. They finally fixed it 2 days before classes were to begin. The very first class required the use of Adobe Creative Suite which the school is supposed to provide for free to all students. I had more technical problems with the schools website and was unable to download the software. I kept getting different answers from each person I spoke with at the school. It seemed no one really knew how the students were supposed to get the software. It was now the end of the first week and assignments were due the next day and I still was unable to get access to the Adobe software. I was so fed up with the total disorganization of the school I ended up withdrawing completely from the school before my very first week was even over with. Don't waste your time with this place, they have no idea how to run a Graphic Design program."
Gma_T22
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"I started online courses with Rasmussen in February of this year. I have taken other courses at other colleges before so thought I would do just fine. From the moment I started their online courses, I was lost. Their website platform is the most confusing website I have ever been on. By the time you figure it out, you are either going crazy with stress or getting behind in your classes. With all the courses I have taken before none of them were used for credit. So I have to take the CBA courses to try to test out of them just to shorten my program by a year. I am only going part time and I have homework every single night of the week, there are way to many assignments and videos to watch each week. There is no time for yourself, your family or anything other than homework. I work a full time job during the day and to come home each night and have to stress over homework and getting it done and turned in on time. I have not had any trouble getting any Instructor, Advisor or even a tutor to respond to me. I have needed help with the navigation of their platform since I started. I do have to say that they have the most intense enrollment I have ever done for anything. There was so much, that I forgot what I had done and haven't done to get enrolled. So Beware of the enrollment process. If you decide to go here, I wish you all the best. I'm going to try to finish my program, if it continues to be too much, then I will cut my loss and see about an online RHIT program elsewhere."
Stephanie
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I am a current student and the online classes are not helpful at all. I am a very smart student but I am failing my classes. Each quiz says it has 15 questions and test have 25 but the system is only letting me see and answer 9 quiz questions and 21 test questions. The system they use to is not good. I am failing and it is something that I have not even done myself. I have reached out to the school and teachers and have gotten only the run around. This is not ok. Plus this is something I am paying for mostly out of pocket because FAFSA does not cover it all."
Nereida
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Very peters worst teacher. Left students most if the time discussing their discussions and only got back to discuss their discusions. No power point, no objectives, no study guide, no professionalism. Hope college does not looses their credentials and the students lose their rught to graduate. Please help the students to retake the test."
Angela Carter
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I cannot say in enough ways, do not do it. Do not go to this school. I am not afraid of hard work. I have a degree from an online program in the past. I was pregnant with my fifth child and my brother was killed while I finished that degree and is still wasn't as bad as this one is. Rasmussen has a way of saying things like "Oh, they'll explain that later", except that no one ever explains anything! I sit in classrooms where teachers read PowerPoints that I clearly can read at home. They do not teach material that is being tested on. I feel so much pressure from exams that in the past year I have gone from 130 pounds to a little over a hundred pounds. I failed one class and you cannot fail two and in a class with only three exams, if you do poorly on one, you cannot do poorly on two. The way they grade exams and course work is separate. There are three exams and those scores are not averaged in with your other course work. There is no room for error and there is no way to make up points. They tell you to go to them for help, but that is a lie. The class that I failed, I have the same instructor for the second time. I re-submitted a PowerPoint that she gave me 100%. The second time she gave me 85%. I asked about the inconsistancy in grading. I got a very lame excuse and after that she has graded everthing harshly. I live every quarter by just making it through. I hate this school."
Hurt and Mislead student
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This school starts off as being very informational and supportive. Then after $10,000 of your financial aid (loan money) paid on unnecessary courses, you lose support from everyone that was there at the beginning. The professors have the power to make up rules/change rules overnight as their class progresses. Some of the professors don't really want to see every student succeed, only whom they approve of. Most professors are there to simply help the school take money from compassionate students that have dreams of becoming nurses. The newly hired Dean (2018) is unfair, so no need of using the chain of command in a situation. I really feel bad for people with no medical background trying to go to this school, you are left to teach yourself all 30-45 chapters in 11 weeks. Schedules are not flexible at all and they care nothing about your life or family. So if you can't change your schedule at the drop of a dime, DON"T ENROLL HERE!!! REALLY, A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!"
Kate
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2019
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"So I finished my CDA through the school a few years ago and recently started chipping away at my degree through them because of it. I actually have really enjoyed my time through the school. While it is expensive, it's online and convenient. I have only had one complaint and that was one of my teachers was TERRIBLE. She never gave feedback or reasoning for any of her grading."
S. Young
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Most of these reviews seem to be the fault of the student. EX: Not following up on pricing, not reaching out before the last minute, not understanding the school is for online, self-motivated students. I have completed one term (4 classes) with Rasmussen so far, I will probably post another review when I complete my degree. From the beginning I have been in contact with my adviser and despite many reviews saying they disappear after enrollment, I still speak to the same one today. After the first week of class our communication became less but I never felt ignored, I could always reach out with questions. Most reviews I have seen are negative because they didn't like the instructors teaching style or curriculum. What do you expect with online courses? All online courses are designed to get what you give, if you read and truly push yourself with the material then you learn. If you leave it up to the instructor who's main purpose is to grade and clarify concepts, of course you'll feel like you're wasting your time. Honestly I have not had any issues yet. The courses are interesting and can be challenging. The instructors I've had have all been responsive and informative.The school is pricey but i'm fine with paying for the shorter classes and fully online experience. I would definitely recommend this school if you work full time and need an online schedule."