Rasmussen College-North Dakota

4012 19th Avenue SW
Fargo, ND 58103-7196
Tel: (701)277-3889
  • 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 793 students (54% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 21:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 15%.
  • 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 23 teachers has declined by 47% over five years.
Rasmussen College-North Dakota (ND) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Public
Total Faculty 23 staff 40 staff
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 793 has declined by 35% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has grown by 123% over five years.
Total Enrollment 793 students 965 students
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1 21:1
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 426 students 530 students
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 367 students 435 students
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Enrollment Breakdown ND All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Rasmussen College-North Dakota American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2016)
% Asian
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Asian (2010-2012)
% Hispanic
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Black (2009-2016)
% White
Rasmussen College-North Dakota White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Ethnicity Breakdown ND All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.29 0.27
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $33,100 -
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $10,764 is equal to the state average of $10,764. The private state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $10,764 $10,764
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 89%
Rasmussen College-North Dakota % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $21,163 -
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $6,001 -
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 86% -
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Percent Admitted (2011-2013)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $4,273 per year for in-state students and $6,821 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,764 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 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Dakota College at Bottineau. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.