Nation’s Best Online Registered Nursing Programs Ranked by

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More than 60 Colleges Receive Honors for Online Nursing Program Excellence in 2016-2017

Leading higher education information and resource provider has released its ranking of the Best Online Registered Nursing (RN) Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017. Analyzing more than a dozen unique data points on colleges and universities who offer online RN programs, the site honored 65 schools for providing the best overall value and quality for students. East Carolina University, Allen College, Seton Hall University, University of Alabama in Huntsville and West Virginia University were among the highest scoring four-year schools, while New Mexico Junior College, Amarillo College, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Hopkinsville Community College and Kansas City Kansas Community College were among the highest scoring two-year schools.

"There is a growing demand for health care workers, and quality registered nursing programs are growing more and more competitive,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “Our list of schools gives registered nursing students a better idea of which programs offer the best combination of cost, quality curriculum and online learning flexibility.” requires schools to meet several minimum requirements to be eligible for placement on their rankings. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions and must offer in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools or below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school.

More details on data and methodology used to rank each online criminal justice program and a complete list of schools and scores is available at:

Two-year schools with the Best Online Registered Nurse Programs for 2016-2017:

Amarillo College
Ashland Community and Technical College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Columbus State Community College
Community College of Philadelphia
Henderson Community College
Hopkinsville Community College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Madisonville Community College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
New Mexico Junior College
San Antonio College
Somerset Community College
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Four-year schools with the Best Online Registered Nurse Programs for 2016-2017:

Allen College
Aurora University
Ball State University
Barry University
Clayton State University
Columbus State University
Concordia University - Wisconsin
Drexel University
East Carolina University
East Tennessee State University
Fitchburg State University
Gannon University
Gardner-Webb University
Georgia College and State University
Graceland University - Lamoni
Indiana State University
La Salle University
Loyola University Chicago
Minot State University
Missouri State University-Springfield
New Mexico State University - Main Campus
North Carolina Central University
Northern Arizona University
Olivet Nazarene University
Sacred Heart University
Seton Hall University
South Dakota State University
The College of Saint Scholastica
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
University of Delaware
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of Massachusetts - Boston
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
University of Memphis
University of North Alabama
University of North Dakota
University of North Florida
University of Northern Colorado
University of Southern Indiana
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Toledo
Villanova University
Wayland Baptist University
West Virginia University
Western Kentucky University

### began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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