Why did Rasmussen College become a University?
This is our institution’s next step toward a vibrant future. Diverse learners are seeking nimble, innovative, career-relevant programs that are led by educators who are top practitioners in their field. Employers are seeking graduates who possess both the hard and soft skills necessary to succeed in the workforce. Rasmussen University answers these unmet needs and helps define a new generation of higher education—one that focuses on providing dynamic curriculum, competency-based education, simulated work experience and alliances with employers—for all, not just the few.
Will my class format change?
No. Students should not experience significant change due to the name change. You can expect the same personalized and flexible learning experience through online and on-campus options.
Will class sizes change?
No. Class sizes will remain as they have been.
Will my program still be offered by Rasmussen University?
Yes. Program offerings did not change as a result of becoming Rasmussen University. If you have additional questions about your program, please contact your student advisor.
Will my program of interest continue to be flexible?
Yes. Our goal is to meet every student where they are in their educational journey—from their first credential to their last. You can expect to continue to receive a personalized and flexible learning experience at Rasmussen University.
Will I still receive one-on-one support and a personalized education?
Yes. Student success has been and always will be at the core of our mission. You will continue to receive flexible, affordable, career-focused education and access to comprehensive student support and career services.
Will more Bachelor's and Master's programs be offered by Rasmussen University?
We are planning to—and excited to—expand at the graduate level, including doctoral degrees. Current students looking to advance their skills and careers will benefit from expanded offerings in healthcare-, business-, technology- and social services–related programs and graduate education, delivered online and on campus by practitioners in the field.
Will Rasmussen University still offer Diploma and Associate's degree programs?
Yes. Program offerings did not change as a result of becoming Rasmussen University. You can still pursue a higher education Diploma and/or Associate’s degree at Rasmussen University.
Will there still be physical campuses?
Yes. Campuses and locations remain the same after the name change. Campus buildings will receive updated signage as part of the transition. Updates to signage will begin in Spring 2021, with all campus signage updates complete by mid-2022.
Will financial aid be impacted?
No. Financial aid will continue to be processed the same as it has been.
Whom was consulted during the decision-making process regarding the transition to Rasmussen University?
Rasmussen engaged key audiences such as prospective students, current students and alumni through one-on-one interviews, focus groups and surveys to better understand their perception of a college versus a university—as well as what they value about Rasmussen and an overall higher education experience. Rasmussen leadership also did extensive marketplace research and consulted with the University’s Board of Directors as well as other key industry stakeholders.
When did we “officially” become Rasmussen University?
Rasmussen College became Rasmussen University effective October 14, 2020. Updates to external signage will begin in Spring 2021, with all building signage updates complete by mid–2022.
Will our email address or logins change?
No, rasmussen.edu email addresses will remain the same.
What will my diploma say when I graduate?
Effective October 2020, diplomas awarded for November graduates and beyond will read “Rasmussen University." Students who graduated prior to October 2020 may request a replacement diploma with Rasmussen University identified. The current fee is $23 per replacement diploma, collected prior to a diploma order being placed. Replacement diplomas show the date the degree/certification was awarded and will bear the signatures of the current Rasmussen University administration. Requests can be made by calling 952-230-3092.
What will my transcripts say?
As of October 14, 2020, all transcripts read Rasmussen University. From now on, if you order a transcript, it will reflect Rasmussen University. The date of the name change will be noted on the back of the official transcript.
Can I still wear my Rasmussen College gear on campus?
Yes. You can wear Rasmussen College apparel on campus. Students and alumni can order new, Rasmussen University apparel, now available on RasMall.
As a Nursing or Health Sciences student, do I need to order new scrubs?
Nursing and Heath Sciences students will still be allowed to wear their existing scrubs through the completion of their program. If you would like to purchase Rasmussen University scrubs, they will be available for purchase starting February 22, 2021, through the existing Suite Styles site.
I'm enrolled and ready to start. Can I order scrubs now?
Rasmussen University scrubs will be available for purchase for students starting in Nursing and Health Sciences programs beginning February 22, 2021, through the existing Suite Styles site.
Whom should I ask if I have more questions?
Questions can be directed to your student advisor or campus director.