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

Tyler, TX

84 62 72 80
#65 Overall Score: 70 Southern Illinois University—​Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL

78 62 47 36
#60 Overall Score: 73 University of Texas—​Brownsville

Brownsville, TX

90 62 51 57
#34 Overall Score: 82 Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX

81 62 79 89
#32 Overall Score: 83 Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

83 62 66 58
#32 Overall Score: 83 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

76 62 67 74
#24 Overall Score: 84 Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

86 62 81 34
#10 Overall Score: 89 University of Colorado—​Denver

Denver, CO

82 62 80 62
#65 Overall Score: 70 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

77 59 49 44
#6 Overall Score: 90 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

83 59 80 75
#24 Overall Score: 84 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

87 58 69 70
#41 Overall Score: 79 Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

78 58 87 74
#95 Overall Score: 57 Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

80 58 39 33
#79 Overall Score: 65 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

73 58 31 64
#19 Overall Score: 87 Ball State University

Muncie, IN

90 58 75 67
#75 Overall Score: 66 Georgia Regents University

Augusta, GA

80 57 57 40
#2 Overall Score: 97 Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

97 57 86 95
#24 Overall Score: 84 Samford University

Birmingham, AL

84 57 86 35
#52 Overall Score: 75 Troy University

Troy, AL

80 57 68 41
#37 Overall Score: 81 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

87 57 66 40
#52 Overall Score: 75 Chamberlain College of Nursing

Downers Grove, IL

89 56 63 57
#37 Overall Score: 81 Clarion University of Pennsylvania/​Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, PA

91 56 75 77
#34 Overall Score: 82 University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jackson, MS

82 56 67 76
#62 Overall Score: 71 St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Peoria, IL

66 56 81 72
#89 Overall Score: 61 Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, GA

71 55 41 81

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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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