Best Nursing Schools for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) March 6, 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 nursing programs for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools that were ranked, University of Iowa, University of Washington, Drexel University, Duke University and New York University secured the top five institutions. Of the top 50 two-year schools, Barton County Community College, Sinclair College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Columbus State Community College and Eastern New Mexico University were ranked as the top five.

“Nursing is currently one of the most in-demand careers, and these schools provide a strong educational foundation for those interested in entering the field,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “Each college listed here has shown a demonstrable commitment to their students’ successes.”

To earn a spot on the Best Nursing Schools list, these colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each school is also scored based on such criteria as the average NCLEX pass rate of graduating students, student/teacher ratios, employment services, student resources, loan default rates, graduation rates and financial aid availability.

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

The Best Four-Year Nursing Schools for 2017 include the following:
  • Allen College
  • Barry University
  • Baylor University
  • Brigham Young University-Provo
  • Capital University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Concordia University-Wisconsin
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Duquesne University
  • East Carolina University
  • Emory University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Loma Linda University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio State University-Main Campus
  • Otterbein University
  • Purdue University-Main Campus
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Xavier University
  • Simmons College
  • St Catherine University
  • Temple University
  • Texas A & M University-College Station
  • The College of Saint Scholastica
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Scranton
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Ursuline College
  • Viterbo University
  • Washington State University
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Xavier University
The Best Two-Year Nursing Schools for 2017 include the following:
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
  • Austin Community College District
  • Barton County Community College
  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Del Mar College
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Dodge City Community College
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus
  • El Paso Community College
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Galveston College
  • Garden City Community College
  • Greenville Technical College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg
  • Highland Community College
  • Houston Community College
  • Howard College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kaskaskia College
  • Kilgore College
  • Lakeland Community College
  • Lone Star College
  • Lorain County Community College
  • Madisonville Community College
  • Maysville Community and Technical College
  • McLennan Community College
  • Neosho County Community College
  • Odessa College
  • Owens Community College
  • Rend Lake College
  • Renton Technical College
  • Rochester Community and Technical College
  • San Jacinto College
  • San Juan College
  • Sinclair College
  • Spokane Community College
  • Tyler Junior College
  • Washington State Community College
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College

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