According to US News, the highest-rated nursing colleges are the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University and University of California–San Francisco. Other high-rated nursing colleges include University of Washington, University of Pittsburgh, Duke University, New York University and University of Maryland – Baltimore.
The US News rates these nursing programs by a calculated average number of 13 different components. These components include the peer assessment score, undergraduate grade-point average, acceptance rate, achievement, faculty resources and faculty credentials. Then, the percentage of faculty with important academic achievement in the nursing field and the nursing practice participation are also calculated factors. Finally, the number of master’s degrees awarded per year and the average research expenditures per faculty member are also important components.
Additionally, US News rates online nursing programs by a calculated average number of five different components. These components include the level of student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student service and technology and admission selectivity. As a result, the highest-rated online nursing collages are Medical University of South Carolina, St. Xavier University, John Hopkins University and University of South Carolina. Other high ranked online nursing programs include University of Colorado, Duke University, Ohio State University and University of Nevada – Las Vegas.