Ranks 50 Best Accelerated Nursing Programs in the U.S.

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Fast-Track Nursing Programs Honored for Excellence at 50 Colleges and Universities for 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled a list of the best colleges and universities with accelerated nursing programs for 2017. Comparing more than a dozen unique statistics and data points submitted by schools nationwide, the group determined the Top 50 fast-track programs for nursing students, with University of Washington, Drexel University, Duke University, New York University and Loyola University Chicago earning the highest marks.

“Fast-track higher education programs require hard work, and the schools on our list have demonstrated that they have the resources to help ambitious nursing students earn a high-quality degree on an accelerated timeline,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of

To earn a spot on the “Best” list, colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Accelerated nursing programs are evaluated based on basic criteria such as student/teacher ratios, support services and financial aid availability, as well as other qualitative and quantitative data including the average NCLEX pass rate of graduating students.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:

The Best Schools with Accelerated Nursing Programs for 2017 include the following:
Allen College
Ashland University
Augustana College
Baldwin Wallace University
Barry University
Baylor University
Bellarmine University
Bradley University
Capital University
Creighton University
DeSales University
Drexel University
Duke University
Duquesne University
East Carolina University
Emory University
Felician College
Indiana Wesleyan University
Jacksonville University
Lewis University
Loma Linda University
Loyola University Chicago
Lynchburg College
Misericordia University
New York University
Northeastern University
Ohio University-Main Campus
Purdue University-Main Campus
Quinnipiac University
Regis College
Saint Louis University
Saint Xavier University
Shenandoah University
Simmons College
Texas A & M University-College Station
The College of Saint Scholastica
Union University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
University of Indianapolis
University of Kentucky
University of Miami
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
University of Southern Maine
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Ursuline College
Valparaiso University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Xavier University

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