Rasmussen College-North Dakota

  • 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 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 20%.

Top Placements

Rasmussen College-North Dakota places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Dakota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Rasmussen College-North Dakota(ND) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty23 staff40 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Rasmussen College-North Dakota has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The Rasmussen College-North Dakota diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment793 students1,857 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:122:1
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# Full-Time Students426 students530 students
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# Part-Time Students367 students1,327 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
2%
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% Asian
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
2%
2%
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% White
84%
80%
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% Unknown races
9%
11%
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Diversity Score0.290.35
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,100$38,300
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$21,163$11,588
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,001$5,500
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Acceptance Rate86%86%
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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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Rasmussen College-North Dakota is North Dakota State College of Science (41.5 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,337 per year for in-state students and $6,916 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 score of 0.35, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Dakota College at Bottineau. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.