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
#3 Overall Score: 96 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

100 66 77 97
#2 Overall Score: 97 Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

97 57 86 95
#16 Overall Score: 88 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

96 62 62 85
#1 Overall Score: 100 St. Xavier University

Chicago, IL

95 52 100 89
#19 Overall Score: 87 Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

93 53 95 61
#81 Overall Score: 64 California State University—​Chico

Chico, CA

92 38 45 17
#10 Overall Score: 89 Texas A&M University—​Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

92 53 74 96
#37 Overall Score: 81 Clarion University of Pennsylvania/​Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, PA

91 56 75 77
#60 Overall Score: 73 Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

91 52 58 75
#19 Overall Score: 87 Ball State University

Muncie, IN

90 58 75 67
#48 Overall Score: 76 University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

90 67 67 54
#60 Overall Score: 73 University of Texas—​Brownsville

Brownsville, TX

90 62 51 57
#52 Overall Score: 75 Chamberlain College of Nursing

Downers Grove, IL

89 56 63 57
#10 Overall Score: 89 Graceland University

Independence, MO

89 47 91 83
#48 Overall Score: 76 Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

88 62 56 34
#4 Overall Score: 92 George Washington University

Washington, DC

88 72 77 76
#41 Overall Score: 79 West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

88 40 86 35
#68 Overall Score: 69 Gardner-​Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC

88 50 62 30
#37 Overall Score: 81 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

87 57 66 40
#24 Overall Score: 84 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

87 58 69 70
#6 Overall Score: 90 University of Alabama—​Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

86 62 84 74
#48 Overall Score: 76 Western University of Health Sciences

Pomona, CA

86 55 78 46
#24 Overall Score: 84 Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

86 62 81 34
#6 Overall Score: 90 Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

85 62 81 81
#79 Overall Score: 65 Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

85 50 46 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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