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2023 Best Registered Nursing Schools

1,709 Colleges in the United States
266,651 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded
Ranked #3 in popularity, registered nursing is one of the most sought-after degree programs in the nation. So, there are lots of possibilities to explore when you're trying to determine where you want to get your degree.

College Factual reviewed 1,709 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of registered nursing. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 266,651 degrees in registered nursing during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Degree-Level Rankings

Choosing a Great Registered Nursing School

Best Registered Nursing Schools The registered nursing program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Registered Nursing rankings. For our Best Overall Registered Nursing School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Registered Nursing Degree Level

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Registered Nursing Schools list to help you make the college decision. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Registered Nursing in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the registered nursing degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Registered Nursing

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
595 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Samuel Merritt University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in registered nursing. Samuel Merritt University is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Oakland.

There were about 595 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Samuel Merritt University in the most recent data year.

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#2

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MD
323 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Johns Hopkins University is a great decision for students interested in a degree in registered nursing. Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #9 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were roughly 323 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year.

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#3

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY
482 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in registered nursing has to check out New York University. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. This university ranks 3rd out of 143 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 482 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year.

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#4

Duke University

Durham, NC
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In NC
147 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

It's difficult to beat Duke University if you wish to pursue a degree in registered nursing. Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Colleges rank of #3 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were about 147 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In PA
206 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. A Best Colleges rank of #4 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 206 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

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Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
919 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Lubbock, TTUHSC is a public university with a moderately-sized student population.

There were approximately 919 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at TTUHSC in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In NY
358 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #14 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were approximately 358 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Columbia University in the City of New York

#8

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In GA
386 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Emory is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Atlanta. This university ranks 2nd out of 69 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 386 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Emory in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In TX
426 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Houston, UTHealth is a public university with a moderately-sized student population.

There were about 426 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at UTHealth in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

#10

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
20th Most Popular In CA
200 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Loma Linda University is a small private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Loma Linda.

There were about 200 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Loma Linda University in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In TX
367 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

UTMB Galveston is a small public university located in the fringe town of Galveston.

There were about 367 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at UTMB Galveston in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch

#12

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
298 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Georgetown is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of #19 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 298 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year.

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#13

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In CT
131 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Yale is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of New Haven. A Best Colleges rank of #15 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were about 131 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
15th Most Popular In MI
157 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #25 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means U-M is a great university overall.

There were approximately 157 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

#15

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
25th Most Popular In NY
188 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

University of Rochester is a large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Rochester. This university ranks 7th out of 143 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 188 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at University of Rochester in the most recent year we have data available.

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#16

George Washington University

Washington, DC
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In DC
273 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 8 schools for overall quality in the state of District of Columbia.

There were roughly 273 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from George Washington University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
23rd Most Popular In OH
127 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Cleveland, Case Western is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 96 schools for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were approximately 127 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Case Western in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Case Western Reserve University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MD
446 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

UMB is a moderately-sized public university located in the large city of Baltimore.

There were about 446 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at UMB in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from University of Maryland - Baltimore

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WA
249 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

UW Seattle is a fairly large public university located in the city of Seattle. This university ranks 1st out of 51 colleges for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were roughly 249 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NY
373 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

HFCN is a fairly small private not-for-profit college located in the large city of New York.

There were roughly 373 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at HFCN in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Helene Fuld College of Nursing

#21

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In PA
689 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Thomas Jefferson University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. This university ranks 11th out of 117 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were approximately 689 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Thomas Jefferson University in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Thomas Jefferson University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
24th Most Popular In CA
159 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

UCSF is a small public university located in the city of San Francisco.

There were roughly 159 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at UCSF in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from University of California - San Francisco

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
43rd Most Popular In NY
107 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate is a public university with a small student population.

There were approximately 107 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at SUNY Downstate in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

#24

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In VA
265 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 65 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 265 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from University of Virginia - Main Campus

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In OR
385 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Portland, OHSU is a public university with a small student population.

There were roughly 385 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at OHSU in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Oregon Health & Science University

Rest of the Top 50 Best Registered Nursing Schools

#27

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
#28

Creighton University

Omaha, NE
#29

Seattle University

Seattle, WA
#30

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

#33

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#34

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN
#37

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO
#40

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

#41

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

#43

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
#44

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
#45

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
#46

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
#47

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#48

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#49

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

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Additional Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Registered Nursing Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 1709 different United States registered nursing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
51 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
52 University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK
53 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
54 Adelphi University Garden City, NY
55 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
56 The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN
57 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
58 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
59 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
60 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
61 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
62 Excelsior University Albany, NY
63 University of Portland Portland, OR
64 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
65 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC
66 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
67 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
68 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
69 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
70 University of Delaware Newark, DE
71 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
72 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
73 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, PA
74 Winona State University Winona, MN
75 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
76 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
77 LIU Post Brookville, NY
78 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
79 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
80 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
81 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
82 Western University of Health Sciences Pomona, CA
83 Baylor University Waco, TX
84 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
85 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
86 Rasmussen University - Illinois Rockford, IL
87 West Coast University - Dallas Dallas, TX
88 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, MA
89 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
90 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
91 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
92 Northeastern University Boston, MA
93 Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles, CA
94 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
95 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
96 Wagner College Staten Island, NY
97 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
98 Hunter College New York, NY
99 Samford University Birmingham, AL
100 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
101 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
102 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
103 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
104 Widener University Chester, PA
105 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
106 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
107 Oak Point University Chicago, IL
108 Bradley University Peoria, IL
109 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
110 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
111 Clemson University Clemson, SC
112 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
113 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
114 Pace University - New York New York, NY
115 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
116 Augusta University Augusta, GA
117 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
118 Union University Jackson, TN
119 Rasmussen University - Florida Ocala, FL
120 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
121 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
122 Florida International University Miami, FL
123 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
124 Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN
125 Washington State University Pullman, WA
126 Simmons University Boston, MA
127 Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
128 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
129 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
130 Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NY
131 ECPI University Virginia Beach, VA
132 DeSales University Center Valley, PA
133 University of Mississippi University, MS
134 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
135 The University of Tennessee - Health Science Center Memphis, TN
136 Shenandoah University Winchester, VA
137 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
138 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY
139 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
140 Moravian College Bethlehem, PA
141 National University La Jolla, CA
142 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
143 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
144 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
145 Towson University Towson, MD
146 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
147 Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
148 Auburn University Auburn, AL
149 Webster University Saint Louis, MO
150 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
151 Jacksonville University Jacksonville, FL
152 Otterbein University Westerville, OH
153 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
154 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
155 Rasmussen University - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
156 Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson, NV
157 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
158 Texas Woman’s University Denton, TX
159 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
160 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
161 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
162 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
163 College of Mount Saint Vincent Bronx, NY
164 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
165 Belmont University Nashville, TN
166 Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA
167 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
168 Illinois State University Normal, IL
169 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
170 Lehman College Bronx, NY
171 West Coast University - Ontario Ontario, CA
172 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
173 Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health Los Angeles, CA
174 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
175 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
176 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
177 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
178 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
179 Ohio Medical Career College Dayton, OH
180 The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, TX
181 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
182 Clarkson College Omaha, NE
183 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
184 Anderson University South Carolina Anderson, SC
185 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
186 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
187 Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ
188 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans New Orleans, LA
189 Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame, IN
190 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
191 San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA
192 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
193 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
194 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
195 Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO
196 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
197 Westminster College Utah Salt Lake City, UT
198 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
199 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
200 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
201 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
202 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
203 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
204 Carrington College, Sacramento Sacramento, CA
205 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Worcester, MA
206 Valencia College Orlando, FL
207 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA
208 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
209 Regis University Denver, CO
210 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
211 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
212 Madonna University Livonia, MI
213 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
214 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
215 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
216 DePaul University Chicago, IL
217 El Centro College Dallas, TX
218 Mercer University Macon, GA
219 Boise State University Boise, ID
220 Gannon University Erie, PA
221 Cedarville University Cedarville, OH
222 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
223 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
224 University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
225 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
226 West Coast University - Los Angeles North Hollywood, CA
227 Denver College of Nursing Denver, CO
228 Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus, OH
229 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
230 Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
231 Mercy College of Ohio Toledo, OH
232 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
233 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
234 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
235 Radford University Radford, VA
236 Union County College Cranford, NJ
237 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
238 Ambria College of Nursing Hoffman Estates, IL
239 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
240 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
241 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
242 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
243 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
244 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
245 Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg, FL
246 Chamberlain University - Virginia Arlington, VA
247 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
248 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
249 University of Providence Great Falls, MT
250 College of Staten Island CUNY Staten Island, NY
251 D’Youville College Buffalo, NY
252 Allen College Waterloo, IA
253 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
254 King University Bristol, TN
255 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
256 California State University - Channel Islands Camarillo, CA

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Registered Nursing students that almost earned our Best Registered Nursing Schools award.

Rank College Location
257 Felician University Lodi, NJ
258 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
259 Ball State University Muncie, IN
260 Purdue University Northwest Hammond, IN
261 Butte College Oroville, CA
262 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
263 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
264 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
265 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
266 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
267 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
268 Touro University Nevada Henderson, NV
269 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
270 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
271 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
272 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
273 Herzing University - Kenosha Kenosha, WI
274 Galen College of Nursing - Louisville Louisville, KY
275 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
276 University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH
277 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
278 Mount Marty University Yankton, SD
279 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
280 Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI
281 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
282 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
283 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia, CA
284 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC
285 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
286 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
287 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
288 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
289 North Park University Chicago, IL
290 University of Phoenix - California Costa Mesa, CA
291 Herzing University - Birmingham Birmingham, AL
292 Daemen College Amherst, NY
293 Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA
294 California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
295 Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN
296 Marymount University Arlington, VA
297 Gardner - Webb University Boiling Springs, NC
298 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
299 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
300 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
301 Chamberlain University - Florida Jacksonville, FL
302 Ursuline College Pepper Pike, OH
303 Howard University Washington, DC
304 Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
305 Herzing University - Madison Madison, WI
306 Alverno College Milwaukee, WI
307 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
308 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
309 Bellarmine University Louisville, KY
310 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
311 Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa, CA
312 Stockton University Galloway, NJ
313 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
314 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
315 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
316 St Olaf College Northfield, MN
317 Chamberlain University - Texas Houston, TX
318 Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI
319 Weber State University Ogden, UT
320 Cedar Crest College Allentown, PA
321 Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS
322 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
323 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
324 Harding University Searcy, AR
325 Spalding University Louisville, KY
326 Millikin University Decatur, IL
327 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
328 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
329 Barry University Miami, FL
330 Concordia University, Irvine Irvine, CA
331 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
332 Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD
333 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
334 New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY
335 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
336 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
337 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
338 American University of Health Sciences Signal Hill, CA
339 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
340 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
341 Edgewood College Madison, WI

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Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 16,104
Nursing Administration 9,838
Nursing Practice 7,992
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 5,092
Nursing Science 4,600
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 2,287
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 2,021
Nurse Anesthetist 1,936
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 1,883
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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Aleksahgabrielle.

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