Cites Best Schools for Online Nurse Practitioner Degrees with Ranking

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Nation’s Top 50 Colleges with Nurse Practitioner Programs Highlighted for 2016-2017

Leading higher education information and resource provider has released its list of the Best Schools with Online Nurse Practitioner Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017. The ranking cites the top 50 colleges and universities for online nurse practitioner students based on an in-depth cost and quality comparison. Highest scores were awarded to Stony Brook University, University of Cincinnati, Ball State University, University of St. Francis and Northern Arizona University.

"The U.S. Department of Labor predicts Practitioners to be among of the most in-demand nursing positions in the nation through 20214,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “Aspiring students will find the schools on our list offer the flexibility of an online education with exceptional overall quality and value compared to other nursing programs around the country.”

To qualify for a spot on’s rankings, schools to meet several minimum requirements. Each college cited is institutionally accredited and holds public or private not-for-profit standing. To maintain affordability standards, requires schools to offer in-state tuition rates below $25,000 per year. Each qualifying school is scored based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school. All eligible school scores are compared to determine the final top 50 list.

For complete details on the data and methodology used to score each school and a full list of ranking colleges, visit:

Top 50 Online Nurse Practitioner Programs in the Nation for 2016-2017:

Ball State University
Clarkson College
Columbus State University
Concordia University - Wisconsin
Duquesne University
East Tennessee State University
Fitchburg State University
Gardner-Webb University
Georgia College and State University
Graceland University - Lamoni
Indiana State University
Indiana University-Purdue University - Indianapolis
Indiana Wesleyan University
Loyola University New Orleans
Maryville University of Saint Louis
McNeese State University
Michigan State University
New Mexico State University - Main Campus
Northern Arizona University
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Samford University
Seton Hall University
Southern Adventist University
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Stony Brook University
The University of Alabama
The University of Texas Medical Branch
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Central Missouri
University of Cincinnati - Main Campus
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Indianapolis
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of Memphis
University of North Dakota
University of Northern Colorado
University of South Alabama
University of Southern Indiana
University of St. Francis
West Virginia University
Western Carolina University
Western Kentucky University
Winona State University
Wright State University - Main Campus

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