Rasmussen College-Bismarck


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:

Information Summary

Ranks 16th in North Dakota and 3836th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 32.7
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $13,200
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 27 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 43% / 53%
Enrollment Total (all students) 505


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 1137th 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.

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