A number of years ago (maybe 5) a Branch, I hesitate to call it a campus because of it’s physical location, of Rasmussen College appeared a few miles from my house. Nice new and modern looking building with a decent sized sign stating “Rasmussen College” that is clearly visible from a major expressway. The building, which appears to only house the college, basically butts up to the highway. The physical street location is a bit odd for a college, kind of a “light Industrial” area. Not too far from residential sub divisions, but definitely in a mixed use area. They have some billboard advertising here and there, but not an overwhelming amount. We get a flier or 2 in the mail from Rasmussen every so often, but not overly frequent. I think a TV commercial has aired for the campus a few times, but not very frequent either. A quick google search tells us that the for profit Rasmussen is based out of Minnesota and has a history that dates back 100 plus years. Regionally Accredition, but the bottom of their home page makes reference to the Illinois board of higher education. I would’ve guessed their RA status would be in Minnesota. This is a bit strange to me. Can anyone explain the Illinois RA reference in the website? A brief glance at their website and you quickly understand that they are a “career focused college”. You know the type that offer niche medical staff training programs and other technical programs built around current job market needs. The sense I get from schools like this, RA For-profit Career Colleges, they are an option for students on the fringe. If a student can’t get into, for example, the 4 year state school’s nursing program (because of a low high school GPA, or the program is highly competitive with a limited number of spots) and/or the local community college requires too many remedial courses that won’t count towards the degree and the admissions department isn’t overly supportive, a career college might be a good option. There is a local chamberlain college of nursing that exists ( in my opinion) because the nursing programs at all the not for profit RA schools in the area are very selective, they happily take all the students that got rejected everywhere else. I think it is great that Chamberlin can fill this need. My questions , why don’t we hear more about Rasmussen? Why doesn’t Rasmussen come up more when we have the UoP or DeVry conversation? Is Rasmussen the example of a for profit who is doing right? Is Rasmussen a solid school?