Rasmussen College-Mankato

  • Rasmussen 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.
School Highlights
  • Rasmussen College-Mankato serves 690 students
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Rasmussen College-Mankato is one of 2 community colleges within Blue Earth County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Rasmussen College-Mankato is Bethany Lutheran College (2.2 miles away).

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Rasmussen College-Mankato places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

    Rasmussen College-Mankato(MN) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationAssociates--Private For-profitBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution Level4 or more yearsFour or more years
    Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic

    Student Body

    • The student population of Rasmussen College-Mankato has declined by 23% over five years.
    • The Rasmussen College-Mankato diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
    Total Enrollment690 students1,302 students
    Rasmussen College-Mankato Total Enrollment (2009-2016)
    % Unknown races
    Diversity Score0.000.45
    Rasmussen College-Mankato Diversity Score (2009-2016)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$37,300

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%91%
      Rasmussen College-Mankato % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2014-2016)
      Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2010)$15,500$10,500
      Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2010)$5,587$5,500
      Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

      School Notes

      • Rasmussen College is a private, for profit, two-year degree granting College with campuses in Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Mankato, Minnetonka, St. Cloud and an Online Division. Rasmussen College was founded in 1900 by Walter Rasmussen. The College offers day, evening, and online classes and awards Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees as well as diplomas and certificates in a variety of career areas. Rasmussen College specializes in career-focused training designed to provide you with maximum job placement potential. A Rasmussen College education is personalized, technology-intensive, focused, and innovative. You can graduate in as little as 9-months or earn a two-year degree. Rasmussen College is a leader in career education for one reason – our people. Our success depends on hiring the right people; creative people who deliver exceptional student services, inspired classroom instruction, and innovative operational management. Rasmussen College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools (NCA).

      Nearby Schools

      • College Location Mi. Students
      • Bethany Lutheran College
        Bethany Lutheran College Photo - Bethany is part a member of the NCAA - Division III.
        Private, non-profit
        531 students | 2.20 Mi700 Luther Dr
        Mankato MN  56001
      • 3,387 students | 4.50 Mi1920 Lee Blvd
        Mankato MN  56003
      • 216 students | 54.00 Mi7905 Golden Triangle Drive, Suite 100
        Eden Prairie MN  55344
      • 9,539 students | 54.10 Mi9700 France Ave S
        Minneapolis MN  55431
      • 763 students | 57.10 Mi1401 W 76 St
        Minneapolis MN  55423
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      Did You Know?
      For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,980 per year for in-state students and $7,515 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,383 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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