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
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Allen College

Waterloo, IA

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#41 Overall Score: 79 American Sentinel University

Aurora, CO

83 68 76 8
#34 Overall Score: 82 Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX

81 62 79 89
#52 Overall Score: 75 Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

64 38 68 77
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Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

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#19 Overall Score: 87 Ball State University

Muncie, IN

90 58 75 67
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Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

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Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA

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#81 Overall Score: 64 California State University—​Chico

Chico, CA

92 38 45 17
#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
#22 Overall Score: 86 Clarkson College

Omaha, NE

80 66 87 93
#60 Overall Score: 73 Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

91 52 58 75
#41 Overall Score: 79 Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

78 58 87 74
#24 Overall Score: 84 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

84 69 61 68
#47 Overall Score: 77 Duke University

Durham, NC

81 66 40 74
#6 Overall Score: 90 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

83 59 80 75
#5 Overall Score: 91 East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

83 88 76 81
#71 Overall Score: 67 East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN

83 30 62 32
#79 Overall Score: 65 Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

85 50 46 77
#24 Overall Score: 84 Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

78 67 95 77
#10 Overall Score: 89 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

79 100 68 82
#71 Overall Score: 67 Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

83 69 41 82
#41 Overall Score: 79 Frontier Nursing University

Hyden, KY

71 51 79 40
#68 Overall Score: 69 Gardner-​Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC

88 50 62 30

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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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