UofSC’s College of Nursing tops U.S. News online rankings

The University of South Carolina College of Nursing has been ranked as the top online nursing graduate program in the nation in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Education Programs rankings released Jan. 12.

The master’s level online nursing programs moved up two spots from the 2015 rankings, when it was tied for third with Johns Hopkins University.

“The No. 1 ranking validates the strength of our exemplary students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as their commitment to quality, innovation and rigor in our graduate programs,” said Dean Jeannette Andrews.

The U.S. News and World Report rankings are based on student engagement, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology.  

“It is a high honor and privilege for the University of South Carolina College of Nursing and our state to achieve the top ranking in the nation,” Andrews said.

As working professionals look to further their education without further complicating their already busy lives, online graduate degree program registration is growing. The UofSC College of Nursing has been offering online graduate programs for 15 years, and has about 400 students enrolled. For more information about the online graduate programs, visit their website.

Also in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Education Programs rankings, UofSC’s College of Education ranked No. 22 in online education graduate programs. And the College of Engineering and Computing has the state’s only online graduate engineering program (49).  

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