Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college that offers certificate programs in addition to associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Founded in 1900 and headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, Rasmussen College has 24 total campus locations in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

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The Good

  • Certificates Available
  • Reputation 
  • Flexibility 
  • Military Discount 

Certificates Available

Rasmussen College offers career certificates in a number of industries including the following: 

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding 
  • Law Enforcement
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Paralegal 

Many programs allow you to ladder your credentials, meaning if you start a certificate program you can often apply that work towards a related associate’s degree. 


The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Some of the career certificate credits are transferable to other universities if you live in Illinois. 


Rasmussen College’s online courses give you control over your schedule while still providing interactivity with faculty and peers, real-world projects, and virtual labs. Fully remote certificates include the following:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding 
  • Paralegal

The other certificate programs (Healthcare, Law Enforcement, and Pharmacy Technician) have an in-person component in addition to online coursework. 

Additional support includes tutors, library and learning resources, and support from admissions advisors and faculty. 

Military Discount

Students who are service members receive reduced tuition pricing of $167 per credit hour for all programs.

The Bad

  • Limited Selection

Limited Selection

While the certificate programs offered by Rasmussen College are very mainstream and in high demand, the college doesn’t offer the sheer number of certificate programs offered by some other certifying organizations.

The Bottom Line

Rasmussen College offers nine career certificate programs backed up with regional accreditation, flexibility, and excellent support from faculty and admissions counselors. 

Rasmussen College is an especially good choice for students living near one of the campus locations if they are pursuing healthcare, law enforcement, or pharmacy technician certification.

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