Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

These are the best online master's in nursing degree programs, based on factors such as graduation rates, academic and career support services offered to students and admissions selectivity. See the methodology »

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Rank School Faculty Credentials and Training Student Services and Technology Student Engagement Admissions Selectivity
#1 Overall Score: 100 St. Xavier University

Chicago, IL

95 52 100 89
#2 Overall Score: 97 Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

97 57 86 95
#3 Overall Score: 96 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

100 66 77 97
#4 Overall Score: 92 George Washington University

Washington, DC

88 72 77 76
#5 Overall Score: 91 East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

83 88 76 81
#6 Overall Score: 90 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

83 59 80 75
#6 Overall Score: 90 Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

85 62 81 81
#6 Overall Score: 90 University of Alabama—​Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

86 62 84 74
#6 Overall Score: 90 University of Texas Medical Branch—​Galveston

Galveston, TX

80 72 90 38
#10 Overall Score: 89 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

79 100 68 82
#10 Overall Score: 89 Graceland University

Independence, MO

89 47 91 83
#10 Overall Score: 89 Texas A&M University—​Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

92 53 74 96
#10 Overall Score: 89 University of Colorado—​Denver

Denver, CO

82 62 80 62
#10 Overall Score: 89 University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

78 51 85 89
#10 Overall Score: 89 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

81 77 73 89
#16 Overall Score: 88 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

75 78 75 88
#16 Overall Score: 88 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

96 62 62 85
#16 Overall Score: 88 University of Texas—​Tyler

Tyler, TX

84 62 72 80
#19 Overall Score: 87 Ball State University

Muncie, IN

90 58 75 67
#19 Overall Score: 87 Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

93 53 95 61
#19 Overall Score: 87 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

81 44 85 87
#22 Overall Score: 86 Clarkson College

Omaha, NE

80 66 87 93
#23 Overall Score: 85 Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

83 51 83 61
#24 Overall Score: 84 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

84 69 61 68
#24 Overall Score: 84 Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

78 67 95 77

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Updated 1/24/14: See the Morse Code blog for an update made to the 2014 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.

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