MINNEAPOLIS, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced a 13 percent tuition reduction nationwide that takes effect in August for new, full-time students. The tuition reduction, which applies to all non-nursing programs at Rasmussen College, aligns with an ongoing commitment to provide the best investment possible for students by helping decrease debt upon graduation. This is the second nationwide tuition reduction at Rasmussen College in just two years. In October 2013, the College lowered tuition costs an average of 12 percent nationally.
"When we lowered tuition two years ago, we knew it would not be a one-time solution," said Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen, president at Rasmussen College. "With the growing student debt crisis in the United States, it's our responsibility to make sure we consistently review the impact tuition has on our students' future and look for opportunities to reduce costs while maintaining a great student experience and positive outcomes. In recent years, Rasmussen College has launched several cost-saving initiatives, such as new scholarships, as well as Flex Choice, the College's competency-based learning option. Our latest tuition reduction is just one more way Rasmussen College is helping to make every student's higher education experience a successful investment."
Rasmussen College Expands Flex Choice to Several Additional Degree Programs
In addition to lowering tuition costs nationally, Rasmussen College is also helping more students save money by expanding its Flex Choice learning option to several additional degree programs. Flex Choice allows students to take online, self-paced competency-based courses alongside their faculty-led courses at no additional cost. Depending on the degree program and number of self-paced courses students choose to take, they can save anywhere from *26 to 45 percent in tuition costs when compared to taking all faculty-led courses at Rasmussen College. Flex Choice is also designed to help students graduate up to six months sooner. The degree programs added to the Flex Choice option include:
Bachelor's Degree-Completion Programs
- Health Information Management
- Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
- Business Systems Analysis
- Early Childhood Education Leadership
- Human Services
- Criminal Justice Leadership and Management
Associate's Degree Programs
"We are thrilled to once again expand the College's Flex Choice learning option, helping more students save thousands of dollars as well as providing them with a more flexible learning experience that better meets the demands of today's student population," Dr. Boyum-Breen said. "This unique learning model allows students to complete some of their work at their own pace and on their own schedule—all at a more affordable cost, and we plan to expand Flex Choice to additional programs in the near future."
This is the College's fourth Flex Choice expansion since launching the option in May 2014. To learn more about Flex Choice and qualifying programs, please visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/flex-choice/.
*Savings range applies to degree programs included in the latest Flex Choice expansion.
ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through associate's and bachelor's degrees online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.rasmussen.edu.
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