Rasmussen College-Minnesota

226 Park Avenue South
Saint Cloud, MN 56301-3713
Tel: (320)251-5600
  • 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-Minnesota serves 5,395 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota is one of 3 community colleges within Stearns County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Rasmussen College-Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park (1.2 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 129 teachers has grown by 360% over five years.
Rasmussen College-Minnesota(MN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty129 staff56 staff
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Rasmussen College-Minnesota has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Rasmussen College-Minnesota diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,395 students1,302 students
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio42:130:1
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,457 students768 students
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,938 students534 students
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Rasmussen College-Minnesota American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Black (2007-2016)
% White
Rasmussen College-Minnesota White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Rasmussen College-Minnesota More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.300.45
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,100$35,800
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $10,764 is less than the state average of $16,383. The private state tuition has declined by 24% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$10,764$16,383
Rasmussen College-Minnesota In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
Rasmussen College-Minnesota % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$21,163$15,511
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,001$7,600
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate88%78%
Rasmussen College-Minnesota Percent Admitted (2011-2013)
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).

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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.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.