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
#71 Overall Score: 67 University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

85 66 41 35
#16 Overall Score: 88 University of Texas—​Tyler

Tyler, TX

84 62 72 80
#82 Overall Score: 63 Herzing University

Madison, WI

84 64 54 10
#24 Overall Score: 84 Samford University

Birmingham, AL

84 57 86 35
#24 Overall Score: 84 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

84 69 61 68
#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
#71 Overall Score: 67 Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

83 69 41 82
#32 Overall Score: 83 Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

83 62 66 58
#71 Overall Score: 67 East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN

83 30 62 32
#56 Overall Score: 74 Union University

Jackson, TN

83 42 75 76
#41 Overall Score: 79 American Sentinel University

Aurora, CO

83 68 76 8
#23 Overall Score: 85 Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

83 51 83 61
#62 Overall Score: 71 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

82 39 55 22
#10 Overall Score: 89 University of Colorado—​Denver

Denver, CO

82 62 80 62
#34 Overall Score: 82 University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jackson, MS

82 56 67 76
#45 Overall Score: 78 University of North Carolina—​Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

82 44 81 24
#56 Overall Score: 74 University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, IN

81 39 64 65
#19 Overall Score: 87 University of Delaware

Newark, DE

81 44 85 87
#34 Overall Score: 82 Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX

81 62 79 89
#47 Overall Score: 77 Duke University

Durham, NC

81 66 40 74
#10 Overall Score: 89 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

81 77 73 89
#52 Overall Score: 75 Troy University

Troy, AL

80 57 68 41
#6 Overall Score: 90 University of Texas Medical Branch—​Galveston

Galveston, TX

80 72 90 38
#22 Overall Score: 86 Clarkson College

Omaha, NE

80 66 87 93

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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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