University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

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#3 Overall Score: 96 Best Online Nursing Programs

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Graduate Nursing Program Overview

University of Massachusetts--Amherst is a public institution where all of the graduate-level, online nursing classes are recorded and archived, so that students can access lecture material at their own convenience. One hundred percent of students are already employed when they first enroll. The admissions deadline for these programs is rolling.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2006-2007
Total enrollment 40
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $750 (in-state)
$750 (out-of-state)
Application deadline rolling
Admissions URL
Admissions e-mail

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U.S. News Rankings

Faculty Credentials and Training rank 1
Faculty Credentials and Training score 100
Student Services and Technology rank 16
Student Services and Technology score 66
Student Engagement rank 29
Student Engagement score 77
Admissions Selectivity rank 4
Admissions Selectivity score 97
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.3


Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Admissions website
Director of admissions Linda Lewandowski
Admissions phone (413) 545-1302
Admissions email

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School awards Doctorate of Nursing Practice Yes
Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 11 full-time; 4 part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 7
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Classes include campus-based students N/A
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Within 3 years (2012-2013) 95%
Within 3 years (2011-2012) 97%

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Student Body

Enrollment 40
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution

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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24/7 live tech support Yes
Alumni/alumnae relations 1

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $750
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $750
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $750
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $750

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