Bloomington for-profit school’s leaders say the move signals a renewed push to expand options for students.
Bloomington-based Rasmussen College is becoming Rasmussen University in a move the for-profit school’s leaders say signals a renewed push to expand options for students.
Rasmussen announced Wednesday that it will change its name effective in October, a decision its governing board approved last summer. The college specializes in preparing adult learners for professional careers. Its patented Flex Choice model combines traditional coursework and programs such as online courses students take at their own pace without a professor and others that offer credit for demonstrating prior knowledge and skills.
The college offers certificates, associate, bachelor and master’s degrees in fields such as healthcare, business and technology. Officials are making plans to begin offering doctoral degrees as well.
“This transition is more than a name change,” Rasmussen President Trenda Boyum-Breen said in a statement. “It is an opportunity to provide students with more options to positively influence their education journey, including the cost and time to completion.”