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Educating students for new careers since 1900, Rasmussen College consists of 16 on ground campus locations and a virtual campus. The college was founded by Walter Rasmussen and maintains locations in five states including, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The online programs offered at Rasmussen College earn students a variety of associate and bachelor degrees, as well as certificates in several areas of study including health, business, criminal justice, education, and information technology & design. Students can earn a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management, accounting, business administration, or criminal justice. Online associate degrees can be earned in health information technology, medical administration, medical transcription, medical office management, accounting, business management, office management, criminal justice, information systems management, multimedia technologies, child development, or early childhood education. All degrees offer concentrations in a variety of related fields. In addition, students can earn two certificates online: paralegal certificate, or professional peace officer education certificate.

Rasmussen College—Bismarck campus is situated in the Great Plains, offering associate, bachelor, and master degrees within four schools: School of Allied Health; School of Business; School of Justice Studies; and, School of Technology & Design. Degrees are available in the following fields of study: health information technology, massage therapy, medical lab technology, medical administration, medical coding, accounting, business management, office management, criminal justice, and information systems management. The Bismarck campus also offers an accelerated bachelor degree in business management, and a diploma in accounting.

Other Rasmussen College campuses include:


Prospective students interested in attending Rasmussen College can apply online or mail an application for admissions directly to the school. In addition, students are required to take an entrance exam, send all transcripts to the college (high school or prior college), as well as attend orientation.

Financial Aid

Rasmussen College offers a variety of financial aid options including scholarships, grants, loans, military tuition discount, and work study programs. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance. Financial aid staff is available to help online students through the financial aid process.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1123rd for the average student loan amount.
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Rasmussen College offers small class sizes, flexible scheduling and accredited online degree programs. Students have access to career services, over 35 online degrees, financial aid support, and a library. Other services provided for online students includes free virtual tutoring, student technical support all day, every day, and career placement services.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Athletic programs are not offered at Rasmussen College.

Information Summary

Ranks 18th in North Dakota and 3843rd overall
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General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3800

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance Learning
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3203rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
FT Undergraduate Tuition $13,140 $13,140 $13,140
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $60 $60 $60
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $365 $365 $365
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $13,200 $13,200 $13,200
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $24,252 $24,252 $24,252
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $17,241 $17,241 $17,241

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $12,360 $12,660 $12,360 $12,660 $12,360 $12,660
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,190 $6,840
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,509 $3,420
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,961 $3,420

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4585th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Tenure system
Average FT Salary $36,517 ($33,076 male / $37,091 female)
Number of FT Faculty 7 (1 male / 6 female)
Number of PT Faculty 40
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $49,703

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1701 East Century Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58503-0658
p. 701-530-9600
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