There are 22 Rasmussen Colleges across the country, the Bismarck location is the farthest west, but all of the online schools are now offering a fast track to your bachelor's degree.
"I went to college for two years and then life just kind of happened, I got married and I had kids, just entered the working world, put my family first for the last two years..."says Greta Loritz.
Now, Greta Loritz is focusing more on schooling.
"And now my little one is in school, he's starting kindergarten, they're both in school, perfect time for me to go to school."
She is just one student enrolled in Rasmussen's new AcceleratED bachelor's degree program.
"The flexibility, I'm a full-time mom, work full-time, it's all online, I can work on it in the evenings and on my free time." says Greta Loritz.
You can achieve your bachelor's degree in as little as a year and a half.
Rasmussen officials say an 18 month bachelor's degree is especially appealing to more non-traditional students.
"There's a lot more work with these classes and I spend probably 2,3 hours at least four nights a week, working on homework, if not more." says Greta Greeta Loritz/Rasmussen AcceleratED Student.
"It's a very structured program as far as due dates, and things like that, but it is flexible for being at home, working in own home environment." says Rasmussen College community development manager, Amanda Bakkedahl.
"I love school and love learning, to sit on the computer and do homework at night, it's not a problem." says Loritz.
Greta has 18 months of advanced online classes to figure out what she will do with her degree.
An accelerated route to a bachelor's.
"It's kind of wanting that fast track to getting their degree, we're hoping that it will take off pretty well, because we have a lot of students already doing their schooling online and a lot of our students are working individuals so they need that flexibility as far as being able to do classes in the evening, or during the day or whenever they might have a break from home life." says Amanda Bakkedahl/Rasmussen.
"They think it's actually pretty cool that mom's going to school, they sit with me what are you doing, they think it's cool that mom is doing homework too." says Loritz.
You do need some college experience to enroll in the accelerated program.
Bismarck's community development manager says they have seen an increased enrollment in family members connected to the oil patch.
The next start date for the Accelerated program is August 19th.
For more information check out www.rasmussen.edu