A Measure of Quality

Accreditation means an institution meets certain standards of educational quality and is being continually reviewed to uphold those standards. Rasmussen University is committed to continuous improvement and providing high-quality education to all of our students.


Rasmussen University: Institutional Accreditation

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Various Types of Accreditation at Rasmussen University

Institutional Accreditation

There are six major accrediting bodies in the United States. Accreditation ensures that an institution’s academic program meets acceptable levels of quality. Achieving accreditation places a private, career-focused establishment like Rasmussen University among a select group of educational institutions.

Programmatic Accreditation

Programmatic, specialized or professional accreditation is given to specific programs or areas of study within an institution that has already received accreditation from a separate accrediting body, such as regional accreditation. The accreditation process is based on peer review and established standards, including a focus on academic quality and learner support. Programmatic accreditation allows individual programs to distinguish their curriculum and faculty within their specific fields.

State Authorizations and Licensing

State authorization/licensing is the process of complying with state higher education regulations. Rasmussen University maintains state authorization in order to operate campuses across six states and to enroll students into online programs nationwide.

Accreditation by Program

Accreditation by Program

Programmatic Accreditation Information by Program

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Criminal Justice degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Law Enforcement program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Paralegal program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Computer Science degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Cyber Security degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Data Analytics degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Information Technology degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Information Technology Management degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Network Systems Administration degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Software Application Development degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The practical nursing program at Rasmussen University at the:

  • Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove campus, located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
  • Central Pasco campus, located in Odessa, Florida, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
  • Eagan campus, located in Eagan, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
  • Mankato campus, located in Mankato, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
  • Moorhead campus, located in Moorhead, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
  • St. Cloud campus, located in St. Cloud, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

Logo: ACEN accreditationAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for these practical nursing programs is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at
http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

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State Boards of Nursing

The Rasmussen University Practical Nursing Diploma in Florida and Minnesota is approved by the Minnesota and Florida Boards of Nursing. Upon satisfactory completion of the Practical Nursing program requirements, students are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for practical nurses. Upon passing the NCLEX-PN Exam, the PN candidate is eligible for licensure, provided the candidate has satisfied all Florida and Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements.

Florida Board of Nursing
4042 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-245-4125

Minnesota Board of Nursing
1210 Northland Drive, Suite 120
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
nursing.board@state.mn.us
612-317-3000

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The associate nursing program at Rasmussen University at the:

  • Bloomington campus (with off-campus instructional sites in Blaine and Lake Elmo/Woodbury), located in Bloomington, Minnesota is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions.
  • Central Pasco campus, located in Odessa, Florida, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Continued Accreditation.
  • Fort Myers campus, located in Fort Myers, Florida is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
  • Green Bay campus, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
  • Mankato campus, located in Mankato, Minnesota is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
  • Moorhead campus, located in Moorhead, Minnesota is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
  • Ocala campus (with an off-campus instructional site in North Orlando), located in Ocala, Florida is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
  • Overland Park campus (with an off-campus instructional site in Topeka), located in Overland Park, Kansas is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
  • St. Cloud campus, located in St. Cloud, Minnesota is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
  • Tampa/Brandon campus, located in Tampa, Florida is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
  • Wausau campus, located in Wausau, Wisconsin is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

Logo: ACEN accreditationAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs at
 http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.

Effective July 28, 2020, the associate nursing program at Rasmussen University at the Romeoville campus (with off-campus instructional sites in Aurora, Mokena, and Rockford) in Romeoville, Illinois is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on July 28, 2022.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this candidate program at http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp.

State Boards of Nursing

The Rasmussen University Professional Nursing Associate's degree in Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Florida and Wisconsin is approved by the Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Florida and Wisconsin Boards of Nursing

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State Boards of Nursing

The Rasmussen University Professional Nursing Associate’s degree in Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Florida and Wisconsin is approved by the Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Florida and Wisconsin Boards of Nursing. Upon satisfactory completion of the nursing program requirements, students are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses. Upon passing the NCLEX-RN Exam, the RN candidate is eligible for licensure, provided the candidate has satisfied all Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin and Florida Board of Nursing requirements.

Florida Board of Nursing
4042 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-245-4125

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Division of Professional Regulation
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Kansas Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street
Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
785-296-4929

Minnesota Board of Nursing
1210 Northland Drive, Suite 120
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
nursing.board@state.mn.us
612-317-3000

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
Wisconsin Board of Nursing
1400 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The ABSN meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Other eligibility requirements may apply; please verify your eligibility against your state’s board of nursing rules. This program may not meet the educational requirements for licensure as a nurse in states not listed above.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
202-887-6791

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
202-887-6791

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
202-887-6791

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Accounting degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Business program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Business Management degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Finance degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Healthcare Management degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Human Resources and Organizational Leadership degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Marketing degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Master of Human Resources Management degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Supply Chain and Logistics Management degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Graphic Design degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Early Childhood Education program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Health and Wellness degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

The Health Information Management accreditor of Rasmussen University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2025. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

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Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

The Health Information Management accreditor of Rasmussen University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The following Health Information Technician programs at Rasmussen University are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) based on their associate-level Health Information Management standards and are reaffirmed through the following dates:

  • Rasmussen University – Aurora, Illinois through 2023
  • Rasmussen University – Rockford, Illinois through 2022
  • Rasmussen University – Bloomington, Eagan, Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minnesota through 2022
  • Rasmussen University – Brooklyn Park, Minnesota through 2022
  • Rasmussen University – Green Bay, Wisconsin through 2023
  • Rasmussen University – Online 2023

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

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Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Health Sciences degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Healthcare program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Human Services degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Master of Healthcare Administration degree program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the the Master's of Public Health degree at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Medical Administrative Assistant program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

The Medical Assisting Diploma program at the Aurora/Naperville, Rockford and Romeoville/Joliet campuses in Illinois; the Fort Myers, Ocala, Central Pasco and Tampa/Brandon campuses in Florida; the Green Bay and Wausau campuses in Wisconsin; and the Blaine, Bloomington, Eagan, Mankato and St. Cloud campuses in Minnesota is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) logo

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314
North Falls Church, VA 22043
703-917-9503

Programmatic Accreditation

Programmatic accreditation is not applicable to the Medical Billing and Coding program. 

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

The Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree program at the Lake Elmo/Woodbury and Moorhead campuses in Minnesota and Green Bay campus in Wisconsin is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL  60018
773-714-8880
Fax: 773-714-8886

Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen University has chosen not to pursue accreditation for the Pharmacy Technician program at this time.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Accredited Program:

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Rasmussen University – Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see https://www.capteonline.org/about-capte/recent-actions-and-updates/recent-actions/public-disclosure-notices. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 763-496-6022 or email Laura.Miele@rasmussen.edu.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Rasmussen University – Central Pasco is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see https://www.capteonline.org/about-capte/recent-actions-and-updates/recent-actions/public-disclosure-notices. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 813-435-3645 or email Tania.Tablinsky@rasmussen.edu.

Seeking Accreditation:
Effective October 29, 2019, Rasmussen University – Ocala has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (352) 291-8512 or email Jeanne.Smith@rasmussen.edu.

Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Accreditation Contingency Plan - Ocala:
Rasmussen University has a contingency plan in place should the PTA program not receive Accreditation from CAPTE. Students who are enrolled in the PTA program will be notified if an adverse decision on accreditation is received by CAPTE, and at that point no new students will be enrolled into the program until accreditation can be achieved.

Students enrolled in the PTA program at the time of an adverse decision on accreditation by CAPTE will be offered the option of completing their current coursework. Students will have the option of remaining in the PTA program until a final decision regarding the PTA program accreditation status is received from CAPTE. Students not opting to stay in the program will receive assistance to identify an accredited PTA program for consideration of transfer.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
703-706-3245
accreditation@apta.org

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

The following Radiologic Technology Associate degree programs at Rasmussen University are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):

  • Central Pasco campus in Florida was awarded initial accreditation in 2018 for a period of three years.
  • Fort Myers campus in Florida was awarded initial accreditation in 2021 for a period of three years.
  • Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus in Minnesota was granted reaccreditation in 2021 for a period of eight years.
  • Ocala campus in Florida was awarded initial accreditation in 2020 for a period of three years.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
mail@jrcert.org
312- 704-5300

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

The Surgical Technologist AAS Program at the Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Moorhead, and St. Cloud, Minnesota, campuses and the Rockford and Romeoville/Joliet, Illinois, campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP.org) on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). The Surgical Technologist AAS Program at the Central Pasco, Florida, campus is not currently accredited.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th Street N
Suite 7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org


Accreditation by Accrediting Body

  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

    Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

    The Medical Assisting Diploma program at the Aurora/Naperville, Rockford and Romeoville/Joliet campuses in Illinois; the Fort Myers, Ocala, Central Pasco and Tampa/Brandon campuses in Florida; the Green Bay and Wausau campuses in Wisconsin; and the Blaine, Bloomington, Eagan, Mankato and St. Cloud campuses in Minnesota is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

    Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) logo

    Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
    7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314
    North Falls Church, VA 22043
    703-917-9503

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

    Practical Nursing Diploma

    The practical nursing program at Rasmussen University at the:

    • Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove campus, located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
    • Central Pasco campus, located in Odessa, Florida, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
    • Eagan campus, located in Eagan, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
    • Mankato campus, located in Mankato, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
    • Moorhead campus, located in Moorhead, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
    • St. Cloud campus, located in St. Cloud, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

    Logo: ACEN accreditation Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 975-5000

    The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for these practical nursing programs is Initial Accreditation.

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.

    Professional Nursing Associate's Degree

    The associate nursing program at Rasmussen University at the:

    • Bloomington campus (with off-campus instructional sites in Blaine and Lake Elmo/Woodbury), located in Bloomington, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions.
    • Central Pasco campus, located in Odessa, Florida, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Continued Accreditation.
    • Fort Myers campus, located in Fort Myers, Florida, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
    • Green Bay campus, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
    • Mankato campus, located in Mankato, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
    • Moorhead campus, located in Moorhead, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
    • Ocala campus (with an off-campus instructional site in North Orlando), located in Ocala, Florida, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
    • Overland Park campus (with an off-campus instructional site in Topeka), located in Overland Park, Kansas, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
    • St. Cloud campus, located in St. Cloud, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
    • Tampa/Brandon campus, located in Tampa, Florida, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
    • Wausau campus, located in Wausau, Wisconsin, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 975-5000

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.

    Effective July 28, 2020, the associate nursing program at Rasmussen University at the Romeoville campus (with off-campus instructional sites in Aurora, Mokena, and Rockford) in Romeoville, Illinois is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on July 28, 2022.

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 975-5000

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this candidate program at http://www.acenursing.com/candidates/candidacy.asp.

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

    The Surgical Technologist AAS Program at the Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Moorhead, and St. Cloud, Minnesota, campuses and the Rockford and Romeoville/Joliet, Illinois, campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP.org) on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). The Surgical Technologist AAS Program at the Central Pasco, Florida, campus is not currently accredited.

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    9355 113th Street N, Suite 7709
    Seminole, FL 33775
    727-210-2350
    www.caahep.org

  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

    Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

    Health Information Technician Associate's Degree

    The Health Information Management accreditor of Rasmussen University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The following Health Information Technician programs at Rasmussen University are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) based on their associate-level Health Information Management standards and are reaffirmed through the following dates:

    • Rasmussen University – Aurora, Illinois through 2023
    • Rasmussen University – Rockford, Illinois through 2022
    • Rasmussen University – Bloomington, Eagan, Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato, and St. Cloud, Minnesota through 2022
    • Rasmussen University – Brooklyn Park, Minnesota through 2022
    • Rasmussen University – Green Bay, Wisconsin through 2023
    • Rasmussen University – Online 2023

    Health Information Management Bachelor's Degree

    The Health Information Management accreditor of Rasmussen University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2025.

    All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics Management Education

    200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
    Chicago, IL 60601
    312-235-3255

    Logo: CAHIIM accreditation

  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

    Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

    Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

    Accredited Program:

    The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Rasmussen University – Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see https://www.capteonline.org/about-capte/recent-actions-and-updates/recent-actions/public-disclosure-notices. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 763-496-6022 or email Laura.Miele@rasmussen.edu.

    The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Rasmussen University – Central Pasco is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see https://www.capteonline.org/about-capte/recent-actions-and-updates/recent-actions/public-disclosure-notices. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 813-435-3645 or email Tania.Tablinsky@rasmussen.edu.

    Seeking Accreditation:
    Effective October 29, 2019, Rasmussen University – Ocala has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (352) 291-8512 or email Jeanne.Smith@rasmussen.edu.

    Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

    Accreditation Contingency Plan - Ocala:
    Rasmussen University has a contingency plan in place should the PTA program not receive Accreditation from CAPTE. Students who are enrolled in the PTA program will be notified if an adverse decision on accreditation is received by CAPTE, and at that point no new students will be enrolled into the program until accreditation can be achieved.

    Students enrolled in the PTA program at the time of an adverse decision on accreditation by CAPTE will be offered the option of completing their current coursework. Students will have the option of remaining in the PTA program until a final decision regarding the PTA program accreditation status is received from CAPTE. Students not opting to stay in the program will receive assistance to identify an accredited PTA program for consideration of transfer.

    Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
    Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
    703-706-3245
    accreditation@apta.org

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs at Rasmussen University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC 20001
    202-887-6791

    Logo: CCNE accreditation

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

    Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

    The following Radiologic Technology Associate degree programs at Rasmussen University are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):

    • Central Pasco campus in Florida was awarded initial accreditation in 2018 for a period of three years.
    • Fort Myers campus in Florida was awarded initial accreditation in 2021 for a period of three years.
    • Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus in Minnesota was granted reaccreditation in 2021 for a period of eight years.
    • Ocala campus in Florida was awarded initial accreditation in 2020 for a period of three years.

    Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
    Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
    mail@jrcert.org
    312-704-5300

  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

    National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

    The Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree program at the Lake Elmo/Woodbury and Moorhead campuses in Minnesota and Green Bay campus in Wisconsin is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

    National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    5600 N River Road, Suite 720
    Rosemont, IL  60018
    773-714-8880
    Fax: 773-714-8886

State Authorization and Licensing

Florida

Rasmussen University is Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission for Independent Education.

Commission for Independent Education
325 West Gaines Street
Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Toll-free 888-224-6684
fldoe.org/cie/

Illinois

Rasmussen University is authorized to operate as a postsecondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 East Adams, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701
217-782-3442
ibhe.state.il.us

Kansas

Rasmussen University has obtained certificates of approval from the Kansas Board of Regents, allowing it to operate as a postsecondary educational institution in the State of Kansas.

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson Street
Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612
kansasregents.org

Minnesota

Rasmussen University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive
Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-642-0567
ohe.state.mn.us

North Dakota

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education has authorized Rasmussen University to operate in North Dakota under North Dakota Century Code 15-18.1.

North Dakota University System
600 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0230
701-224-2590
ndus.edu

Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Educational Approval Program has approved Rasmussen University to operate according to Wis. Stat. §440.52 and Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 404.

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Educational Approval Program
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705
608-266-2112
dsps.wi.gov

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Rasmussen University has been approved by Minnesota to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. The NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Learn more about the NC-SARA and their mission by visiting their website at nc-sara.org.

We Support Our Veterans

Rasmussen University is approved for Veteran’s Education Benefits by the Veterans Affairs State Approving Agencies in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. More information about benefits and the GI Bill® can be found at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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