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Rasmussen College Partners with Northwest Kansas Technical College to Help Students in Northwest Kansas Continue Their Education and Advance Their Careers

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Northwest Tech students granted full transfer of credits into Rasmussen College's AcceleratED Bachelor's Degree Completion program and given tuition discount

TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help students in Northwest Kansas continue their education and advance their careers, Rasmussen College recently partnered with Northwest Kansas Technical College located in Goodland, Kan. and granted Northwest Tech students full transfer of credits into its AcceleratED Bachelor's Degree Completion program. Northwest Tech students who have earned their Associate's degree also receive an affordable $167 per credit rate when they enroll in the fully online Bachelor's degree program within one year of graduation. That's a 35 percent discount from the traditional AcceleratED Degree program per credit cost.

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"In today's competitive job market, a Bachelor's degree is critical to advancing your career, but not everyone can leave their family or their job to attend a state college or university," said Kevon Abshier, campus director at the Rasmussen College Topeka campus. "Rasmussen College and Northwest Tech saw a need for an affordable online Bachelor's degree program in Northwest Kansas. Not only is our AcceleratED Bachelor's Degree Completion program completely online, Rasmussen College also makes it easy to transfer credits allowing students to graduate in as little as 18 months so they can change or advance their careers sooner."

In addition to allowing maximum transfer of credits and a seamless transition for Northwest Tech students, Rasmussen College will provide student advising services both online and at its Topeka and Overland Park, Kan. campuses. Employees of Northwest Kansas Technical College who are interested in continuing their education will also receive a 10 percent tuition discount when they enroll in the Rasmussen College degree program of their choice.

"Northwest Kansas Technical College is excited to offer graduates employed in high tech, high demand careers the opportunity to continue their education, which is necessary to advance into management positions," said Dr. Ed Mills, Northwest Tech president. "The partnership with Rasmussen College provides students with many competitive advantages including generous credit transfer, significantly discounted tuition rates, flexible online learning and accelerated coursework."

For more information about Rasmussen College and its AcceleratED Bachelor's Degree Completion program, please visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/accelerated/.

For more information about Northwest Kansas Technical College, please visit http://www.nwktc.edu/.

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 24 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 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.

Rasmussen College PR Contact: Molly Andersen
Phone: (952) 844-5647
Mobile: (903) 920-4366
Email: molly.andersen@rasmussen.edu

Northwest Tech PR Contact: Sylvia Shores
Phone: (785) 890-1521
Email: sylvia.shores@nwktc.edu

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