Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by back2thebooks, Nov 4, 2015.
Does anyone have any information in regards to this college? Anyone here attending Rasmussen?
What kind of information are you looking for?
I guess I'm looking for a rating.....good, bad or indifferent.
Well there's this,
Rasmussen announces lower tuition for 10 programs - Mankato Free Press: Local News
Also, I kind of like the name.
So do I. It's Danish and Norwegian.
Rasmussen has 25 campuses in 7 states and also has online programs. Degrees in quite a few disciplines, including nursing. It's RA - North Central. Yes, tuition has been reduced, but still... I checked the cost for one of the Bachelor's programs in business. Total cost for part-time student was given as $53,000 +. They required a zip code. As I don't live in the US, I put in the first one I thought of - the code of the Chicago IL Spiegel Store. I remembered it from the late Steve Allen's old TV show. Don't know if that influenced the cost. :smile:
Maybe if I'd entered Zip Code 90210, the cost would have been even higher! :smile:
Or try 00664, the ZIP code for Jayuya, a small town in rural Puerto Rico.
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Tuition for Rasmussen
Hi, I did not notice the tuition being $53K! Let me take a look.
$53k for a bachelors is expensive but it certainly isn't the most expensive option out there. I think that my B.S. was around that total price. Of course, subtract from that GI Bill and military TA and some Federal student aid, I came out around $12k in debt when all was said and done.
The other $18k, or so, of my student loan debt came from spending just over two years at the University of Scranton. It isn't uncommon for my classmates from UofS to carry close to six figures worth of debt for their undergrad degrees. It also isn't uncommon for small, private universities to charge around $50k per year. Granted, some of them have stellar reputations that will help you make a splash in the job market. The majority, however, have a regional reputation that travels no farther than 25-30 miles and, even then, it isn't that people think the school is "good" just that they know they've heard of it and it appears to be a real school.
All of that aside, if you are going to pay big money for a bachelors it should have the best possible name attached to it. Rasmussen, CTU, Capella might help you check the box but you're not going to blow the socks off of your interviewer with a degree from there. Loyola has a degree completion program that is worth looking at, if that is your goal. You might also consider Boston University, Pace University, the University of Washington and the University of North Carolina. Good schools. Not elites. But solid institutions that an employer won't raise an eyebrow towards.
If your bachelors is just a stepping stone toward your masters then I would recommend testing out of whatever you can, taking some ACE recommended courses, and swinging over to Charter Oak or TESC. For name recognition your typical employer is going to recognize them about as well as Rasmussen without embroiling yourself in the whole "for-profit education" debate that is currently ongoing. And you'll probably save a big chunk of money. Other solid alternatives are Western Governors and Northern Arizona University if you're into the whole competency based learning craze.
So, Rasmussen, is it good? Eh. About all I can say is that Rasmussen is. It's RA. It's expensive. But it isn't the most expensive. It's an option. There are better options out there. But there are also far worse options. I hope this helps.
With that price you should go to well known school likes Penn State University, University of Florida, or Arizona State University
If you want any information on anything, your first step should be to do a Wikipedia search.
The Wiki on this school begins, “Rasmussen College is a for-profit private college…”
Okay . . . stop there. You don’t need to go any further. Because, as everyone should know, all for-profit colleges and universities are evil. They are the spawn of Satan. They are tools of the devil. They are sluts, whores, tramps, trash, and Jezebels.
Am I being serious? Of course not. Or maybe I am. It doesn’t matter. Even if there are occasionally good for-profit schools to be found, there have been enough scandalous headlines recently that for-profit status automatically raises a red flag, especially if you haven’t heard of the school. And since there are so many non-profit alternatives available, why consider a profit-making school in the first place, especially if you haven’t heard of it?
And especially when, continuing to the end of the Wiki on Rasmussen, we read, “According to a 2012 US Senate HELP investigation on for-profit colleges led by Tom Harkin, 63.2 percent of Rasmussen students withdrew, many after only five months of study.” Doesn’t sound too promising.
That's the greatest single line I've ever read on this forum. I thought it MIGHT be from one of your favourite musicals, Steve - but it's your own. :smile: My apologies for not making it to the bottom of the Wiki. I knew the name and the fact Rasmussen had been around for 100 years - so I guess I dozed off after checking the cost.
The whole text of the article from which the Wiki drew Rasmussen's dismal non-retention rate is here: For-profit colleges: Prospective students need to approach them with eyes wide open | MinnPost
Thanks, Steve. Always a good learning experience.
I think the headline captures the sentiment well "prospective students need to approach them with eyes wide open." Know your costs. Know your objectives.
Guess what else has dismal completion rates? Community colleges. Why? Two reasons: traditional students often don't finish their programs because they transfer prior to graduation to four year schools and non-traditional students often drop out (or indefinitely prolong studies) because, well, life. The latter are the primary customers of for-profit schools.
Students at these schools aren't dropping out because they just can't stand the poor quality any longer. They are dropping out because they are single parents trying to get ahead, active duty military getting deployed and people working full time while trying to crank out 2-4 papers per week to pass their courses. And those for-profit schools picked up a segment of people that most traditional universities really didn't give a damn about. Oh, you can't attend class during the day? Sorry, our after hours offerings are abysmal.
Today, there are plenty of options. And most of the successful non-profits in this space borrowed their plays from where? The much hated University of Phoenix, among other for-profit operations. In the early 2000s when I was looking to just finish off my degree I had some pretty horrific experiences trying to work with PennState (since significantly improved).
So, i leave my earlier advice. There are plenty of reasons not to go to Rasmussen as stated. If the only reason you don't enroll in Rasmussen is because it's "for-profit" then that's your right but I think you might find that the world you hope to use that business degree in doesn't follow a similar "capitalism is the root of all evil" philosophy.
Can they also be bastards, tossers, wankers, needle-dick deadbeat losers? Let's just say, yes.
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Sure. Why not? But Steve's version harks back to an earlier day. Eerily Shakespearean. "Footpads, cutpurses, foul caitiffs," perhaps? 'Od's blood, 'tis a whoreson thing! Pox take 'em! A murrain on them all! :smile:
Or maybe... goniffs, schlemiels, shmendriks and schlimazels... :smile: Nice ring to those. Yiddish is very expressive.
Glad the collective genius of this board was able to answer the original posters question.
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