Graceland University

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#10 Overall Score: 89 Best Online Nursing Programs

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Graduate Nursing Program Overview

Graceland University is a private institution where all of the graduate-level, online nursing classes are recorded and archived, so that students can access lecture material at their own convenience. Ninety-eight percent of students are already employed when they first enroll. The admissions deadline for these programs is June 1.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded Before 1993-1994
Total enrollment 390
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $650 (in-state)
$650 (out-of-state)
Application deadline June 1
Admissions URL
Admissions e-mail

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U.S. News Rankings

Faculty Credentials and Training rank 13
Faculty Credentials and Training score 89
Student Services and Technology rank 82
Student Services and Technology score 47
Student Engagement rank 4
Student Engagement score 91
Admissions Selectivity rank 20
Admissions Selectivity score 83


Application deadline (U.S. residents) June 1
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Admissions website
Director of admissions Drew Schaefer
Admissions phone (800) 833-0524 ext. 4717
Admissions email

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School awards Doctorate of Nursing Practice Yes
Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 14 full-time; 17 part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 10
Average experience teaching online courses 6 years
Can earn degree entirely online No
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Classes include campus-based students N/A
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Within 3 years (2012-2013) 82%
Within 3 years (2011-2012) 74%

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Student Body

Enrollment 390
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution

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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24/7 live tech support Yes
Alumni/alumnae relations 1

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $650
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $650
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $650
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $650

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