Rasmussen University will open a new Hennepin/Anoka campus

Located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, the new facility offers increased access, new resources and enhanced learning opportunities in a centralized location

MINNEAPOLIS, April 12, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rasmussen University, a Higher Learning Commission accredited university, today announced the merger and relocation of its Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove and Blaine campuses to a brand new improved space, which will open in the summer of 2022. The new combined campus, located at 5555 96and North Avenue, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, will be named the Hennepin/Anoka Campus of Rasmussen University. At approximately 40,000 square feet, the site will be the Twin Cities’ largest Rasmussen campus. This evolution of the campus enables the University to provide students with greater access to learning opportunities and brings together all of their dynamic programming in one central location. Classes begin at the new Hennepin/Anoka campus in early July.

“Rasmussen University has had a presence in Metro North for over 15 years now, and we couldn’t be more excited to continue our history of serving students in Hennepin and Anoka counties with a brand new campus,” said Matt McIntosh, campus director, Rasmussen University’s Hennepin/Anoka Campus. “We believe a centralized campus is a great opportunity to provide the best student experience and improve community relations in a strong and growing community.”

About the new Hennepin/Anoka campus

The new Hennepin/Anoka campus will feature enhanced health science and nursing learning environments with state-of-the-art labs and new simulation equipment and technologies. Rasmussen University faculty and non-medical science and nursing students will also have access to new offices, classrooms, computers, an expanded student lounge and study spaces, as well as to outdoor common areas. New labs include:

  • Simulation center

  • Nursing Skills Laboratories

  • Physiotherapy laboratory

  • Medical assistance laboratory

  • Surgical Technology Laboratory

The new campus is located in a busy location with easy access for students from all parts of the North Metro. Students and staff will have access to a nearby grocery store and a variety of restaurants and other resources within walking distance.

“Rasmussen University looks forward to strengthening our existing community partnerships and developing new clinical and employer relationships, particularly to help meet the growing need for healthcare professionals in the Twin Cities and Minnesota,” said McIntosh. “We are incredibly proud of this new campus and excited to welcome the community this summer.”

Classes at the Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove and Blaine campuses will continue until the new campus opens in July 2022. For more information on the Rasmussen University Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove campus, please visit https:// www.rasmussen.edu/locations/minnesota/brooklyn-park/. For more information on the Blaine campus, please visit https://www.rasmussen.edu/locations/minnesota/blaine/.


Rasmussen University, a Higher Education Commission accredited university, is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through innovative and flexible educational programs. As a pioneer in career-focused education since 1900, the University is defining a new generation of higher education that focuses on skills-based education, technology, and transferable skills. Rasmussen offers online and in-person undergraduate and graduate programs at 23 campuses across the country. The University is designed to elevate and support its students at every stage, from each student’s first degree to their last. Rasmussen is dedicated to global enrichment, serving the underserved, and meeting the changing needs of diverse students, communities, and economies. Rasmussen encourages its students, faculty, and staff to strive for academic excellence, community enrichment, and service to the public good. For more information about Rasmussen University, please visit www.rasmussen.edu.

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