MSN programs at four Texas universities were ranked in the top 30 for 2015 best online programs by U.S. News & World Report. The University of Texas at Tyler ranked ninth of the 133 schools with online programs surveyed for the annual Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston came at No. 15, and Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center were part of a tie at No. 28.
The top-ranked Florida program. the University of Central Florida in Orlando, was part of a tie at No. 25.
These programs were assigned an overall numerical rank based on the following factors: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; peer reputation; and admissions selectivity, according to the release.
We are honored to be included on this prestigious list, Mary Jane Hamilton, PhD, RN, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, said in a news release. Our distinguished faculty makes it a priority to provide the best online tools and use the latest online learning techniques to reach those who are unable to make it to our campus.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi distinctions include recognition from the White House for its outreach to veterans, according to the release.