Rasmussen College, Inc. announces the opening of its newest campus in Rockford

Rasmussen College has announced that the school will open a campus in Rockford, with classes beginning in August. The new campus is in the Chase Bank building at the intersection of East State Street and Mulford Road.

“The City of Rockford has a rapidly growing population and has a need for a regionally accredited career-focused college,” said Kristi Waite, president of Rasmussen College. “Rasmussen College has been delivering quality education in Minnesota since 1900, and we are excited to have the opportunity to serve the educational needs of the Rockford residents with this conveniently located campus.”

Rasmussen College is owned by Chicago-based Rasmussen College Inc., which also operates campuses in North Dakota and Florida.

The new campus will feature many amenities for students, including wireless Internet access throughout the building, computer labs, a comfortable and resource-filled student lounge, and a new student-focused library. Students of Rasmussen College have the option of taking programs either on campus, online or a combination of the two.

“Post-secondary aspiration and attainment are key as Rockford continues to rise,” said Larry J. Morrissey, Rockford mayor. “The addition of Rasmussen College to our post-secondary landscape provides additional pathways for both traditional and nontraditional students to obtain the education required to be competitive in today’s global marketplace.”

Members of the community interested in touring the campus may set up a time to visit by calling 316-4800.

“We are all very excited to be able to offer the Rasmussen education directly to students in Rockford through our new campus,” said Scott Vukoder, campus director for the Rockford campus. “I think our students will find that Rasmussen College provides an unparalleled student experience through our strong sense of community, dedicated student support and unequaled placement services.”

From the July 5-11, 2006, issue

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