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Start January 2024 and you could save $500 toward your education.2 Plus, you could save even more if you qualify for one of our other grants.

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Every Step Counts

Your degree is made up of small steps—asking a question, submitting an assignment, using a new skill. Little by little, each step builds your confidence.

You can make progress wherever you are. Check in on your smartphone and complete tasks on your tablet or laptop. And with dozens of online support services, we'll be there to make sure every step leads to the next.

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Starting Fresh,Not Starting Over

Save time and money by getting college credits for what you've already learned at work, at school and in life. Previous college courses, military training and professional certifications could all count toward your degree. 67% of our program requirement may be completed through transfer credits or prior training.1

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Support Where It Matters

24/7 technical support, career advising, online tutoring and peer mentoring are just a few of the ways we'll help you find a healthy balance between school and the rest of your life.

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Online Degree Programs

With over 20 years of designing and teaching great online courses, we're online by design. You'll work with faculty trained specifically to teach and mentor online, use flexible learning options and virtual labs, work online with academic support teams and tap into 400,000+ electronic resources.

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Learn by Doing

Empowered Learning, our competency-based education model, is an alternative to the courses you're probably used to. Instead of tests, papers and a one-size-fits-all schedule, you manage your pace and create the kind of projects you'd see in a workplace.

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120-Year Track Record

Career-Focused Programs for 120 Years

For the past century, Rasmussen University has provided higher education options for working adults with goals to go further in the ever-changing job landscape. From our first campus opening in 1900 and leading the way in online education in 2002 to our recent graduate degree enrollment, we’ve stayed true to our mission to meet the evolving needs of our diverse communities and create well-rounded professionals—ready for in-demand careers.

Rasmussen University: Innovating Since 1900

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Education transforms lives. Not just with lofty goals far into the future, but through everyday achievements.

This idea is the foundation on which Rasmussen College—now Rasmussen University—was built. In 1900, Walter Rasmussen started a business school to meet the needs of a booming economy. And 53 students took their first steps, enrolling to become bookkeepers, secretaries, typists and accountants. They worked in a classroom, shoulder to shoulder, on typewriters. Now, we work online. When the digital age demanded evolution, Rasmussen University was an early leader in online education. Innovative curriculum and technology opened doors for students to learn on their own terms, while still gaining the valuable soft skills they would need to succeed. With kids, full-time jobs, life responsibilities and unwavering determination, Rasmussen students know that every step counts. In a workforce that needs great nurses, great people in education and the justice system, the business minded, the tech savvy and those with an eye for design, Rasmussen will continue to partner in your progress toward meaningful careers. Over 120 years after opening, we are still evolving to meet student and workforce needs, adding master's degrees and launching our first doctoral program. What started as a revolutionary business institution is now a university with over 50 programs, over 20 campuses, a national online presence and the most ADN nursing graduates in the U.S.

At Rasmussen University, we'll never stop finding ways to support our students and our communities. We’re lifelong learners, innovators and mentors. We'll stay curious, continue to take chances and keep putting students first, giving them the tools they're going to need for their next steps.

Rasmussen University Transition

Rasmussen College completed its transition to Rasmussen University in October 2020.

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