Rasmussen College-North Dakota

4012 19th Avenue SW
Fargo, ND 58103
Tel: (701)277-3889
866 students
Private for-profit
Aakers College is a private 4-year and 2-year granting College with campuses in Bismarck and Fargo, North Dakota. Aakers College offers day, evening, and online programs. Aakers College is part of the Rasmussen College, Inc. system.
School Highlights:
Rasmussen College-North Dakota serves 866 students (55.43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 18%.
Rasmussen College-North Dakota is the only community colleges within Cass County, ND.
The nearest community college is North Dakota State College of Science (41.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
College Rasmussen College-North Dakota Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 25 staff
61 staff
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 866 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 866 students 1,296 students
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 480 students
810 students
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 386 students
1,036 students
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Rasmussen College-North Dakota American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Hispanic (2008-2013)
% Black
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Black (2008-2013)
% White
Rasmussen College-North Dakota White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Unknown (2007-2013)
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.10 0.53
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $10,764 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,764 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $10,764 $5,694
Rasmussen College-North Dakota In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,764 $10,252
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Rasmussen College-North Dakota % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 80%
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Percent Admitted (2010-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Aakers College is dedicated to serving our communities by recognizing the diverse needs of individuals. We encourage personal and professional development through respect, appreciation, and a commitment to general education as a foundation for life-long learning. As an institution of higher learning, the College is committed to preparing students to be active, productive and successful contributors to a global community. Aakers College was founded in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1902 by Mr. & Mrs. H. H. Aaker. Due to the specialized course offerings and individualized attention at Aakers, the College quickly gained success and strong student enrollment. In 1905, a second campus location opened in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Aaker's family chose to focus their attention on the Grand Forks location in 1912 and sold the Fargo Campus to another college system. Programs offered at Aakers includes Accounting, Banking & Finance, Business Management, Sales & Marketing, Travel Business Management, Executive Administrative Assistant, Legal Office Specialist, and Medical Office Specialist. Aakers College strives to provide life-long learning skills and values to its students. As such, many graduates elect to pursue additional education, certifications, and degrees after completing an Aakers program. Our specialty is career training designed to provide you with maximum job placement potential in a short amount of time. Taking an online program from Aakers College is a great way to broaden your career opportunities without sacrificing time for your family, job or activities. Online classes allow you to do your coursework when it's most convenient for you, in a time that is flexible to accommodate your other responsibilities. Programs offered includes Online Accounting Program, Online Allied Health Programs, Online Business Management Programs and Online Crime Management Program. Aakers College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is operating by authorization of the North Dakota State Board for Vocational and Technical Education.

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Did You Know?
For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,896 per year for in-state students and $6,306 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,650 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
North Dakota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.32, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.