Best Nursing Graduate School & Program Rankings in 2016

Rank School name Tuition (master’s) Total master’s enrollment Peer assessment score (out of 5) Acceptance rate Master’s student-faculty ratio
1 University of Pennsylvania $36,620 per year 536 4.6 55.3% 7.7:1
2 Johns Hopkins University $29,020 per year 278 4.5 50% 6.1:1
2 University of California-San Francisco $24,792 per year (in-state) 395 4.6 31.7% 10.3:1
4 University of Washington N/A 72 4.4 80.9% 0.6:1
5 University of Pittsburgh $36,480 per year (in-state) 189 4.4 30% 3.5:1
6 Duke University $1,495 per credit 491 4.3 37.8% 6.5:1
6 New York University $36,192 per year 618 4.1 67.6% 8.8:1
6 University of Maryland-Baltimore $641 per credit (in-state) 719 4.2 52.7% 17.3:1
6 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $19,980 per year (in-state) 288 4.3 68.1% 5.3:1
10 Emory University $40,400 per year 219 4.2 89.4% 8.2:1
11 Columbia University $1,366 per credit 441 4.2 81.6% 23.9:1
11 Vanderbilt University $1,195 per credit 649 4.1 54.5% 30.0:1
13 University of Alabama-Birmingham $476 per credit (in-state) 1,636 4.0 65.7% 38.2:1
13 University of Illinois-Chicago $19,680 per year (in-state) 640 4.2 45.5% 13.1:1
13 University of Texas-Austin $11,572 per year (in-state) 250 4.0 54.8% 9.8:1
16 University of Virginia $14,144 per year (in-state) 288 4.1 55.6% 6.8:1
17 Case Western Reserve University $1,818 per credit 282 4.2 70.1% 8.2:1
17 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill $13,693 per year (in-state) 215 4.2 63.8% 4.1:1
19 Indiana University-​Purdue University-Indianapolis $489 per credit (in-state) 331 3.9 61.1% 3.4:1
19 Rush University $999 per credit 393 4.0 54.4% 9.5:1
19 University of California-Los Angeles $19,578 per year (in-state) 325 4.0 45.6% 12.0:1
22 Ohio State University $723 per credit (in-state) 600 4.0 58.4% 10.8:1
22 Yale University $35,755 per year 265 4.3 27.9% 12.7:1
24 Arizona State University $10,610 per year (in-state) 29 3.8 82.6% 0.6:1
25 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark/​New Brunswick $745 per credit (in-state) 554 3.4 44.5% 6.8:1
26 University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston $232 per credit (in-state) 328 3.8 63.9% 6.4:1
26 University of Utah $13,042 per year (in-state) 52 3.8 100% 1.6:1
28 Medical University of South Carolina $24,348 per year (in-state) 24 3.6 14.4% 0.4:1
28 University of Missouri-Kansas City $343 per credit (in-state) 195 3.4 83.6% 7.9:1
30 University of Colorado $560 per credit (in-state) 397 3.8 84.5% 14.9:1
30 University of Kansas $14,915 per year (in-state) 157 3.7 100% 3.5:1
30 University of Rochester $23,256 per year 172 3.7 70.7% 3.2:1
30 University of San Diego $1,345 per credit 205 3.6 26.5% 8.0:1
34 Boston College $25,200 per year 227 3.9 58% 6.1:1
34 Virginia Commonwealth University $10,258 per year (in-state) 226 3.7 45.6% 6.2:1
36 George Mason University $483 per credit (in-state) 138 3.3 43.4% 8.2:1
36 University of Missouri $422 per credit (in-state) 59 3.8 83.3% 1.0:1
38 Pennsylvania State University-University Park $18,816 per year (in-state) 139 3.6 47.7% 7.5:1
38 University of Arizona $766 per credit (in-state) 397 3.8 45% 9.3:1
38 University of South Florida $348 per credit (in-state) 846 3.5 55.1% 14.2:1
41 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences $0 per year (in-state) 28 3.6 100% 5.3:1
41 University of Massachusetts-Boston $15,038 per year (in-state) 176 3.6 60% 4.1:1
43 University of California-Davis $19,578 per year (in-state) 52 3.5 54.3% 5.8:1
43 University of Connecticut $12,202 per year (in-state) 140 3.7 67% 4.1:1
43 University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston $285 per credit (in-state) 501 3.5 35.5% 37.6:1
43 Washington State University $17,756 per year (in-state) 50 3.5 58.3% 0.6:1
43 Wayne State University $1,040 per credit (in-state) 194 3.5 39.5% 5.5:1
48 Texas Woman’s University $233 per credit (in-state) 850 3.5 59.7% 6.5:1
48 University of Florida $528 per credit (in-state) 57 3.7 N/A 2.3:1
48 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee $11,686 per year (in-state) 91 3.6 70.6% 3.5:1
51 Loyola University Chicago $1,020 per credit 354 3.5 72.7% 9.0:1
51 Marquette University $1,025 per credit 297 3.5 62.1% 7.8:1
51 St. Louis University $1,030 per credit 436 3.6 75.3% 10.2:1
54 Florida International University $13,783 per year (in-state) 358 3.1 37.4% 36.1:1
54 University of Alabama-Huntsville $655 per credit (in-state) 242 3.3 53% 13.6:1
54 University of Cincinnati $15,414 per year (in-state) 1,572 3.3 45.1% 37.6:1
54 University of Massachusetts-Amherst $750 per credit (in-state) 53 3.5 84.2% 1.3:1
58 George Washington University $920 per credit 410 3.6 71.7% 7.0:1
58 Purdue University-West Lafayette $9,208 per year (in-state) 38 3.5 100% 2.6:1
58 South Dakota State University $301 per credit (in-state) 61 3.2 85.2% 7.0:1
61 CUNY-Hunter College $9,650 per year (in-state) 533 3.4 38.7% 9.0:1
61 Michigan State University $646 per credit (in-state) 175 3.6 38.5% 4.6:1
61 University of Alabama $9,826 per year (in-state) 145 3.6 55.6% 3.3:1
61 University of Miami $40,700 per year 165 3.5 25% 2.5:1
61 Villanova University $812 per credit 221 3.6 76.9% 4.8:1
66 Texas Christian University $1,340 per credit 48 3.4 68% 4.7:1
66 University of South Carolina $581 per credit (in-state) 112 3.4 86.6% 4.1:1
68 California State University-Los Angeles $7,610 per year (in-state) 178 3.3 45.7% 13.7:1
68 Pace University $1,070 per credit 397 3.4 70% 7.8:1
68 University of Louisville $11,326 per year (in-state) 108 3.4 46.6% 4.0:1
68 University of Vermont $591 per credit (in-state) 74 3.3 84.6% 5.6:1
72 Baylor University $1,437 per credit 26 3.6 N/A 1.3:1
72 Florida Atlantic University (Lynn) $304 per credit (in-state) 393 2.9 35.4% 4.0:1
72 Seton Hall University $1,100 per credit 185 3.3 84.7% 4.9:1
75 Duquesne University $1,077 per credit 152 3.3 82% 4.6:1
75 Fayetteville, AR $388 per credit (out-of-state)
75 University of Colorado-Colorado Springs $11,898 per year (in-state) 148 3.5 24.1% 14.8:1
78 Thomas Jefferson University $1,054 per credit 416 3.3 84.6% 138.7:1
78 University of Missouri-St. Louis $415 per credit (in-state) 207 3.5 38.3% 6.3:1
78 University of North Carolina-Greensboro $4,641 per year (in-state) 270 3.3 67.3% 12.1:1
78 University of Southern Indiana $425 per credit (in-state) 431 3.2 54.8% 14.5:1
82 West Virginia University $8,298 per year (in-state) 132 3.3 76.7% 4.9:1
83 East Carolina University $207 per credit (in-state) 444 3.1 35% 9.2:1
83 Pacific Lutheran University $1,130 per credit 59 3.4 32.7% 9.8:1
83 Simmons College $1,246 per credit 235 3.2 74.7% 20.1:1
83 University of Central Florida $359 per credit (in-state) 184 3.0 46.9% 3.7:1
83 University of Delaware $731 per credit (in-state) 133 3.2 79.6% 2.8:1
83 University of Hawaii-Manoa $870 per credit (in-state) 193 3.3 54.5% 7.7:1
83 University of Scranton $940 per credit 78 3.1 36.9% 4.1:1
90 The Catholic University of America $40,200 per year 119 3.4 65% 10.4:1
90 Drexel University $861 per credit 1,236 3.2 49.1% 56.8:1
90 Fairfield University $850 per credit 88 3.2 62.3% 1.8:1
90 Loyola University New Orleans $818 per credit 405 3.1 75.3% 28.8:1
90 Montana State University $267 per credit (in-state) 28 3.2 100% 1.0:1
90 Samford University $23,490 per year 258 3.0 68% 16.8:1
90 Stony Brook University-SUNY $10,370 per year (in-state) 636 3.0 57.2% 39.6:1
90 University of Texas-Arlington $9,728 per year (in-state) 1,525 3.1 60.7% 48.8:1
98 Georgia Southern University $327 per credit (in-state) 35 3.1 59.1% 1.9:1
98 University of Indianapolis $672 per credit 280 3.3 54.5% 4.1:1
98 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth $2,071 per year (in-state) 30 3.5 100% 1.0:1
98 Xavier University $600 per credit 253 3.0 92.5% 16.2:1
102 Clemson University $9,496 per year (in-state) 82 3.2 85.7% 4.2:1
102 Creighton University $780 per credit 155 3.5 50.8% 2.7:1
102 Gonzaga University $900 per credit 577 3.4 82.2% 41.2:1
102 Howard University $29,090 per year 43 2.9 100% 7.9:1
102 University of Maine $418 per credit (in-state) 25 3.1 100% 2.9:1
102 University of Southern Mississippi $10,470 per year (in-state) 111 3.0 63.6% 5.2:1
102 University of the Incarnate Word $815 per credit 41 3.1 87% 0.9:1
109 Georgia Regents University $483 per credit (in-state) 323 3.1 45.3% 20.2:1
110 Auburn University $8,586 per year (in-state) 108 3.2 52.4% 2.5:1
110 MGH Institute of Health Professions $1,136 per credit 342 3.3 50.9% N/A
110 SUNY Downstate Medical Center $11,370 per year (in-state) 224 3.2 21.1% 9.4:1
110 University of Saint Francis $830 per credit 94 3.0 91.7% 8.5:1
110 Wright State University $12,788 per year (in-state) 252 3.1 76.8% 7.8:1
115 Belmont University N/A 57 3.0 79.2% 2.4:1
115 Brigham Young University $700 per credit 29 3.3 34.9% 0.8:1
115 Southeast Missouri State University $258 per credit (in-state) 24 3.2 38.2% 1.3:1
115 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi $372 per credit (in-state) 370 3.0 42.8% 7.4:1
115 University of North Carolina-Charlotte $4,008 per year (in-state) 208 3.3 35.7% 11.3:1
115 University of St. Francis N/A 383 3.0 40.1% 15.6:1
115 University of Texas-El Paso $419 per credit (in-state) 326 2.9 54.5% 30.8:1
122 East Tennessee State University $507 per credit (in-state) 334 3.0 87.5% 2.4:1
122 James Madison University $434 per credit (in-state) 56 3.1 50% 1.3:1
122 La Salle University $845 per credit 344 2.6 65.5% 6.0:1
122 Northern Arizona University $435 per credit (in-state) 153 3.0 74.1% 7.8:1
122 Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville $2,513 per year (in-state) 252 3.2 57.4% 5.8:1
127 Indiana State University $475 per credit (in-state) 277 3.5 81.3% N/A
127 New Mexico State University $3,936 per year (in-state) 24 3.0 80% 1.0:1
129 Alverno College N/A 183 3.2 57.9% 16.5:1
129 DePaul University $670 per credit 310 3.0 88.6% 24.4:1
129 Indiana University-​Purdue University-Fort Wayne N/A 82 3.4 100% N/A
129 Marymount University N/A 50 2.8 59% 6.0:1
129 Northwestern State University of Louisiana $10,009 per year (in-state) 235 2.9 96.5% 5.5:1
129 University of Rhode Island $11,532 per year (in-state) 85 3.2 90.9% 4.9:1
129 University of San Francisco $1,209 per credit 516 3.5 53% 16.8:1
129 Western Kentucky University $515 per credit (in-state) 156 2.8 56.3% 6.0:1
137 Binghamton University-SUNY $10,370 per year (in-state) 138 2.9 80.3% 6.5:1
137 Fronr Nursing University $520 per credit 1,376 3.3 34.9% N/A
137 Illinois State University $360 per credit (in-state) 74 3.1 38.2% 1.6:1
137 University of Tennessee-Knoxville $563 per credit (in-state) 108 3.2 47% 4.8:1
137 University of Toledo $13,164 per year (in-state) 240 3.1 50.9% 4.5:1
137 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh $481 per credit (in-state) 51 3.4 86.7% N/A
143 College of St. Scholastica $785 per credit 68 3.0 30.3% 2.9:1
143 Edgewood College $836 per credit 61 2.9 N/A 1.7:1
143 Lynchburg College $460 per credit 25 2.7 86.1% 2.8:1
143 Molloy College $980 per credit 553 2.7 67.2% 6.7:1
143 St. Xavier University $670 per credit 245 3.0 58.5% 6.5:1
143 University of Northern Colorado $9,774 per year (in-state) 43 3.2 66.7% 1.2:1
143 University of Texas-Tyler $5,180 per year (in-state) 339 3.0 26.7% 5.5:1
150 Sacred Heart University $750 per credit 76 2.9 34.1% 7.3:1
150 University of Hartford $520 per credit 125 3.0 86.4% 13.9:1
152 Ball State University $315 per credit (in-state) 361 2.9 64.6% 14.2:1
152 Georgia College & State University $318 per credit (in-state) 84 2.9 80.3% 3.8:1
152 Georgia State University $368 per credit (in-state) 255 3.0 60.2% 14.6:1
152 Murray State University N/A 37 3.1 N/A 3.2:1
152 University of Detroit Mercy $894 per credit 135 3.1 36.7% 2.0:1
157 American University of Beirut N/A 60 3.1 86.8% N/A
157 Boise State University N/A 41 3.2 67.9% 0.5:1
157 SUNY Polytechnic Institute $432 per credit (in-state) 216 3.1 44.8% 12.2:1
157 Wheeling Jesuit University $625 per credit 181 2.9 93.5% 8.3:1
161 Monmouth University $1,004 per credit 290 2.7 97.9% 9.5:1
161 St. Catherine University $719 per credit 141 2.8 65.4% 34.3:1
163 Mississippi University for Women $5,640 per year (in-state) 43 2.5 51.2% 6.5:1
163 University of Tennessee-Chattanooga $680 per credit (in-state) 82 3.0 31.5% 5.9:1
165 Indiana University of Pennsylvania $478 per credit (in-state) 39 2.8 75% 0.8:1
165 Millikin University $725 per credit 44 2.9 48.3% 3.1:1
165 Mount St. Joseph University $595 per credit 147 2.8 86.8% 10.0:1
165 Samuel Merritt University $1,215 per credit 412 3.0 31.6% N/A
165 San Jose State University N/A 44 2.8 88% 1.0:1
165 Shenandoah University $813 per credit 63 2.7 77.5% N/A
171 Angelo State University $202 per credit (in-state) 83 2.8 38.8% 9.2:1
171 Clayton State University $385 per credit (in-state) 34 2.5 75% 2.0:1
171 Cleveland State University $531 per credit (in-state) 49 2.7 84.1% 2.1:1
171 Lewis University $760 per credit 333 2.8 48.5% 17.0:1
171 Marian University $672 per credit 61 2.7 100% 29.2:1
171 Maryville University of St. Louis N/A 162 2.8 82.6% 6.4:1
171 Southeastern Louisiana University $5,551 per year (in-state) 138 2.8 97.2% 2.7:1
171 Stevenson University $610 per credit 151 2.4 69.1% 10.1:1
171 University of Nevada-Reno N/A 77 3.0 N/A 4.8:1
171 Worcester State University $150 per credit (in-state) 114 2.6 62.5% 2.6:1
181 Benedictine University $620 per credit 375 2.6 100% 25.0:1
181 California State University-Chico $6,738 per year (in-state) 23 2.8 84.6% 0.6:1
181 California State University-Dominguez Hills $6,738 per year (in-state) 289 2.5 75.5% 10.6:1
181 Hawaii Pacific University $1,205 per credit 42 2.9 72.2% 5.1:1
181 Lamar University $4,230 per year (in-state) 60 2.4 41.7% 2.5:1
181 Nebraska Methodist College $698 per credit 136 3.0 82.9% N/A
181 University of Louisiana-Lafayette $5,010 per year (in-state) 122 3.2 48.6% 3.8:1
181 Waynesburg University $620 per credit 127 2.4 100% 21.8:1