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
#10 Overall Score: 89 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

79 100 68 82
#5 Overall Score: 91 East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

83 88 76 81
#16 Overall Score: 88 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

75 78 75 88
#10 Overall Score: 89 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

81 77 73 89
#24 Overall Score: 84 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

78 75 61 65
#4 Overall Score: 92 George Washington University

Washington, DC

88 72 77 76
#62 Overall Score: 71 Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

76 72 64 47
#6 Overall Score: 90 University of Texas Medical Branch—​Galveston

Galveston, TX

80 72 90 38
#24 Overall Score: 84 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

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

Hays, KS

83 69 41 82
#41 Overall Score: 79 American Sentinel University

Aurora, CO

83 68 76 8
#48 Overall Score: 76 University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

90 67 67 54
#24 Overall Score: 84 Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

78 67 95 77
#22 Overall Score: 86 Clarkson College

Omaha, NE

80 66 87 93
#47 Overall Score: 77 Duke University

Durham, NC

81 66 40 74
#71 Overall Score: 67 University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

85 66 41 35
#3 Overall Score: 96 University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

100 66 77 97
#82 Overall Score: 63 Herzing University

Madison, WI

84 64 54 10
#24 Overall Score: 84 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

78 64 57 85
#70 Overall Score: 68 Kaplan University

Davenport, IA

79 63 63 18
#90 Overall Score: 60 Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

63 63 42 64
#48 Overall Score: 76 Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

88 62 56 34
#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
#16 Overall Score: 88 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

96 62 62 85

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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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