University of South Carolina

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#16 Overall Score: 88 Best Online Nursing Programs

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Graduate Nursing Program Overview

University of South Carolina 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. Ninety percent of students are already employed when they first enroll. The admissions deadline for these programs is May 1.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2008-2009
Total enrollment 171
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $485 (in-state)
$1,040 (out-of-state)
Application deadline May 1
Admissions URL
Admissions e-mail

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U.S. News Rankings

Faculty Credentials and Training rank 3
Faculty Credentials and Training score 96
Student Services and Technology rank 25
Student Services and Technology score 62
Student Engagement rank 63
Student Engagement score 62
Admissions Selectivity rank 17
Admissions Selectivity score 85
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.4


Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 1
Application deadline (international students) May 1
Admissions website
Director of admissions Stephanie Burgess
Admissions phone (803) 777-7412
Admissions email

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School awards Doctorate of Nursing Practice Yes
Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 40 full-time; 5 part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 16
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Classes include campus-based students N/A
One-year retention rates N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Within 3 years (2012-2013) 85%
Within 3 years (2011-2012) 85%

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Student Body

Enrollment 171
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution

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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24/7 live tech support No
Alumni/alumnae relations 1

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $485
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $1,040
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $485
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $1,040

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