Rasmussen University Online Reviews of Associates in Healthcare Administration

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  • Reviewed: 3/12/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Spend your money elsewhere. Rasmussen will say/do anything to get in your wallet & once they have their hooks in you, all support stops. Some insight to how Rasmussen conducts themselves as a business - I attended this school for nearly 2 years, plenty of time for them to build a dossier of sorts on me as a student there, or at least maintain an academic record via transcript right? Well I just (today, 1/25/18) received an email from the program director inquiring about my expressed interest in attending college.. implying I had never attended any school prior.. Worse yet, I have actually sat in this person's office while I was a student. Do not attend this school especially if you have minimal post-high school support as your hard earned dollars are better spent at a real reputable institution. Rasmussen sees dollar signs & cares little about your success. Save yourself the headache."
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  • Reviewed: 9/19/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I see a lot of negative reviews on this school, but it is a great school. The teachers are very helpful and they give you what you need to succeed. Nothing in life is easy and the workload at any school isn't easy. This school really helped me to achieve my goals."
1 percent
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I failed 1 coding class due to not having time to focus, I dealt with the sudden death of my younger brother and fell behind and did not understand the information as necessary. I informed my advisor that I needed to drop the class and try again the next semester when I had a clear mind and that I would sign up for a tutor. I did these things, my advisor and tutor cheered me on and reminded me that I only needed a 73% to pass. I received a 75%, great right? Wrong! I was misinformed and my new advisor said that I unfortunately needed a 78% and that I would be getting dropped out of the program. Now mind you I had this class and 2 more to finish before I received my degree that I am now in debt for $30,000 for. I asked if there was a way to get back in the program and was told I could take the class at another college and transfer back but was not guaranteed the credits I had earned upon return. I looked around at other colleges anyway and most of them would only be able to transfer 1 semester worth of credits and I would have to start fresh just to take the one class! $30,000 wasted and no degree to show for it, all due to one class and a lying student advisor."
Please do not want your money and time!
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Warning! Do not attend this school! It's a big waste of money and time!!!! I regret going to this school. I do not recommended this school to anyone. Worst school ever! The Professor are lazy they take forever to reply back and the assignment insertion are horrible! Trust me and everyone that saying stay away from this school! Don't be like us we regeting going here. Do not go to this school!"
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I am shocked at the negative reviews! I just graduated with my Assoc. Degree and last fall I graduated with Medical Billing and Coding certification. It was a great program, I am very please with the instructors, very knowledgeable and the courses! I made honor roll quite a few times. As a older adult doing online college education I couldn't be happier with my experience from my first phone call! I see most the negative comments on the Computer Information program, maybe this isn't the school well fitted for that program. I know quite a few people at my employer that got a education from Rasmussen and everyone is pleased! We even got 10% corp. discount!"
Stay AWAY!!!!!
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I would not recommend this school, not because they aren't providing good educational opportunities but it is way to expensive for the quality of education they provide. I also would not recommend this school, because personally I think the instructors aren't giving 100%. Is obtaining the degree at this school possible? yes Will you learn? yes, but trust me they will drain your pockets.... Yes I graduated but with over 16K in debt. Take my advice."
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"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."
Brittani Gillon
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I am seeing all these bad reviews and I am like really. This school is very intense. They are fast past 5.5 week course. You have to be willing to put in the work. I just completed my second term. It was hard but I learned. My teachers were very helpful and informative. I can email or call my advisor and get a quick response. No later than 1 business day but I usually hear from her way sooner. I been to a lot of online schools and I finally found a online school to fit my busy life style. It's very affordable. Much cheaper than most online schools. Devry wanted almost $500 a credit hour for their program and you are only allowed to transfer certain amount of credits in plus. $40,000 for a AS degree is ridiculous!!!! Rasmussen accepted all my credits that applied to my degree which was about 35 and my tuition is $199 per credit hour. I stumped across this school trying to go to WGU. I am using this school a a prerequisite for WGU. WGU want me to have a AS degree and be a certified RHIT before I can be accepted in the Health Informatics program."
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Worse choice I EVER made in my entire life! At 50 years old I wanted to change careers and after Tens of Thousands of dollars and student loans, everything at Rasmussen is ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS!!! I can not transfer any of the 60+ credits I earned because they are not accredited nationally."
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I attended Rasmussen College for their Health Information Technology Associates Degree Program. The classes I took were very informative and the teachers were great. Questions were answered on a timely basis along with grades and comments presented in an easily understood manner. That's about where my good experience stops. They have self paced classes where you receive only a pass or fail grade and really don't apply to your education. When I asked my advisor why this was, she really couldn't give me an answer. In addition, the format they were but In was really difficult to follow. In one area it would say that you were finished with the class; (and I THOUGHT I'd completed everything). Reached out to the individual in charge of the class and they really couldn't give me any definite answer so I will end up having to take the class again and pay for it. The biggest problem is that the format is Microsoft Office 10. Since I purchased a new desktop and laptop so that I'd be prepared with the latest software, both computers came with Office 2013. When reaching out to the Help Desk, they told me that I would have to uninstall the Office program I had on my computer (and it didn't come with a disk..many of them don't anymore..) in order to download their Office 2010 program. They told me that I could use some kind of Virtual Program that would allow me to run their software, but nobody in IT knew how to help me set it up. They're supposed to be the experts, yet asked me if I had anyone I knew that could set it up for me as it's complicated. HUH??! How many students are running different Office systems on their computers (including Mac users) and IT; along with nobody at the school knew how to help set them up??! I had a class where we needed to put things in APA format and they provided a template (again in 2010 format). Pain in the arse to use it with my currently running Office. Why they don't offer other templates for students using different formats is beyond me, so my advisor told me to reach out to a tutor that could help me build a template using my current Office System. Left her a message and never got a call back. I bent over backwards to find the answers to questions that nobody could answer and one day even went to campus to see if there was anyone available to help me out. They sent me to the "bookless" library (Yep..no books in their library), and I asked the individual sitting there if she could possibly help me with this particular template; or if there was anyone else available that could help. She couldn't help me and there was nobody else that could either. As more and more frustration set in, I muddled through my last quarter of classes and have hit a wall regarding being able to take any additional classes. Reason being that I'm scheduled for a computer class (Office 2010 format); along with another Professional writing class (APA formatting required on all papers). Contacted my student advisor again regarding this and she told me that all students are expected to use the software provided, and if it doesn't work on their computer, she again directed me to the Helpless Desk and they again told me that I'd have to either uninstall Office 2013 in order to run their 2010; or again, set up a Virtual Machine which she had no idea of how to help me set up. Then she asked me if I may possibly have an older computer that I could do the work on. REALLY??!! How behind the times IS this private college that I'm spending big bucks on in order to get an education? I'm finished with all this bologna as I can only see it getting worse!! When I first went there and talked to the Admissions Specialist, I had questions regarding using a new computer and would it comply with their current systems for classes. She never mentioned the fact that they were using an older version of Office and that it might be a problem in the long run; they just make everything sound so very exciting and hunky dory. Simply because they want your money. In fact there were MANY things I wasn't told. I had asked the question as to it probably not being a good idea to use an IPad for any of the work and she replied that oftentimes they come in handy. Never told me that using them would render what you submitted your work on absolutely useless. I made the mistake of taking ONE test on my IPad and the text never recorded. I never used it again. One is never told these things though. In fact they tell you little to nothing until you're knee deep in classes and debt. Reaching out to someone is fairly useless, although I did have a few experiences with their Help Desk where I actually got some help. As I talked to the guy about my experience, he told me that he'd heard situations like mine more than once, but there wasn't much they could do about it. That's the software issues in addition to tutoring issues. Their answer is always to come to campus and have someone work with you, yet I could never REACH anyone for help. Maybe others have had better experiences with this college, but not me. I went in with a very excited, positive attitude thinking that I was finally going to be able to get my HIT Associates degree; making me much more marketable. What a joke!! The Medical and Billing class that I took; after reading the description, it sounded like it touched on not only the Prospective Payment System, but also on Billing and Coding issues. Very little of that. Although the instructor that I had was extremely nice, he had no clue regarding coding, even with an RHIT certification. During the class I had several questions regarding coding as the book for the class touched on many of those things. Those chapters we skipped over and were told that we'd have plenty of coding classes in the future. UGH!! Biggest reason I moved the class up on my schedule was to get some Medical Billing and Coding experience. We had ONE module on how to fill out a CMS-1500 and UB-04 and that was it. Oh..and one where we had to code using a fake charge master from the AHIMA site. This left me extremely disappointed also. Again, not what the description of the class noted AT ALL!! The one thing I can say thought is that the teacher for this class was awesome and went out of his way to answer coding questions I had. If he couldn't find an answer, he looked to others in his circle for an answer. This I really appreciated. While I tried to stay positive, I made the best of the class and learned much about the Prospective Payment System; but the class was more about management than it was about Medical Billing and Coding. With that, I've hit a wall and am so glad I found out all these things ahead of time before I drive up any more charges on my student loan, and am currently looking to transfer to a community college that has a much better program. Before I get into that, I want anyone thinking about going to this college to know that everything is in quarters and no semesters, making it difficult for credits to transfer. Classes are 11 weeks long and there is a two week break before you start the next quarter. This part I enjoyed as it runs through the Summer, helping you to get your degree faster. However, I did some research online and found that some employers don't want to hire people out of the HIT program at private colleges since they believe that they haven't gotten the real education that they need to work out in the real HIT world. I also talked to several people, including an HIT specialist that works for Rasmussen and she told me that I was already very employable with my 20 years of health insurance background, since I was very well rounded. If that's the case, why, when I send out a resume, do I get a letter back telling me I'm not qualified? I finally spoke with the head of the HIT department at a Community College and got MORE information from her than from anybody. They offer the HIT program, yet it's not completely online. Students are required to have books (as she said that e-books; which Rasmussen thrives on..you don't get to keep them after you graduate; they're just on loan) because they can add them to their libraries when they go out into the field. This is soo very true as although Rasmussen offers e-books, those books will do nothing for you once out in the field; since they are just on loan. One should build a reference library from the books they use..ESPECIALLY in the HIT field. Students are required to attend a certain number of classes while in the HIT program at this community college; so that they can use labs to apply what they've learned, At the end of the program, each student is required to go through different internships so as to get the full picture in addition to job shadowing, etc. I really believe this is important if you're going to get a job in the HIT field. Everyone should have plenty of hands on experience labs in order to be able to jump right in there when it comes to either working in a medical office as a biller/coder; or at a health insurance company coding or processing claims. Anyway, I apologize for this being so long. Just wanted future students at Rasmussen to be aware. Their format will work for some people, yet not for everyone."
Demetrius Williams
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"So this school sucks big time don't go here ! When I was Enrolling they made it very hard and just wanted to rush through the process so I was in the online course talk about stupid so this school is even tablet compatible you have to have a laptop to do online which was very frustrating and cost money . They Teachers and the dean are jerks these teachers never answer you back and the dean got upset with me because I told her I was unhappy with everything wouldn't you be if you wasted your money very unprofessional bottom line they don't care about you they just want your money don't waste your time I withdrawal from the school because it was just to stupid and everyone there is just there for a check if you go to the campus to try to get help nobody can help you they want you to call the a support line in other words they don't want to deal with you don't go here stay away"
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2015
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"If you work, and have kids. This school is not for you. There's a few nice instructors that are very understanding and flexible. There are some instructors that could not careless regardless what your situation is. Private school is extremely expensive, if school is not the only priority in your life do not waste your student loans. Some of these instructor act like they were never a student once in their life. If you misunderstand one step of your assignment they will give you a big fat zero, and will not care how many more times you will have to spend money to retake the class. BTW don't waste your contacting your dean or adviser because they are more on the instructor side than yours, but yet you're suppose to be the customer. Did i mentioned how their late policy suck. 10% get deducted from your assigment each day that goes by if you are late. By the seventh day, don't waste your time. Your hard work will be thanks for wasting your time, here is a big fat zero. You could have use that time to cook a meal for your family instead."
Responded: 9/22/2015

Brandie, I wouldn't worry that much if you are doing online courses you have to do discussion post twice a week and assignments are due on Sundays. The assignments usually show up a week ahead of time and if it is a project you pretty much know what is coming. There are many people with families that have gone through this program and depending on what location you are at many have had success with contacting their advisors if they are not able to work something out with the teachers.

  • Reviewed: 9/23/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"There aren't any internships associated with Medical Administration, medical coding or billing. I am working at a local hospital, 20 hours a week maximum $11/hr, $12,000 a year. The Human Resource Department at Rasmussen is a waste of space for the college. The person does not return telephone calls and was zero help with finding employment in my field. After graduation and applying for a position at Rasmussen College for which I was qualified, I received a rejection e-mail. Rasmussen was not at all helpful in seeking employment. My present employment was found without the help of Rasmussen."