March 10, 2011 | | Leave a comment Rasmussen College, which offers online degree programs, recently announced that it has opened a new campus in Ocala, Florida. Officials said that the new facility will house computer labs that feature Alienware high-performance custom gaming PCs as well as a Microsoft Windows server room setup for individuals who are pursuing information technology degree programs. Furthermore, it also features Mac computers for those who are interested in the digital design curriculum. “This strategic location next to West Marion Hospital is more convenient for our nursing and allied health students, and it allows us to offer an amazing, state-of-the-art computer technology center that’s perfect for anyone interested in information technology (IT) systems management, high-end design and even gaming development," said Pete Beasley, Ocala campus director. The new campus also features a new library that is part of a national consortium network of more than 7,000 other facilities, which provides access to resources for curriculum-based projects. According to the Sloan Survey for Online Learning, web-based enrollment numbers increased by an estimated 1 million students in 2009.