University of South Alabama

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#56 Overall Score: 74 Best Online Nursing Programs

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Graduate Nursing Program Overview

University of South Alabama 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. Eighty percent of students are already employed when they first enroll. The admissions deadline for these programs is April 1.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2000-2001
Total enrollment 1,446
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $465 (in-state)
$465 (out-of-state)
Application deadline April 1
Admissions URL
Admissions e-mail

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U.S. News Rankings

Faculty Credentials and Training rank 61
Faculty Credentials and Training score 78
Student Services and Technology rank 66
Student Services and Technology score 51
Student Engagement rank 43
Student Engagement score 71
Admissions Selectivity rank 95
Admissions Selectivity score 31
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8


Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 1
Application deadline (international students) April 1
Admissions website
Director of admissions Norma Jean Tanner
Admissions phone (251) 460-6141
Admissions email

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School awards Doctorate of Nursing Practice Yes
Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 88 full-time; 32 part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 7
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Classes include campus-based students Yes
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Within 3 years (2012-2013) 86%
Within 3 years (2011-2012) 80%

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Student Body

Enrollment 1,446
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution

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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 72
24/7 live tech support Yes
Alumni/alumnae relations 0

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $465
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $465
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $465
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $465

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