UMSL’s online nursing program garners top US News ranking for graduation rates

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U.S. News and World Report ranked the UMSL College of Nursing’s online RN to BSN program No. 1 for graduation rates. (Photo by August Jennewein)

The University of Missouri–St. Louis has again found one of its programs at the top of a recent ranking by U.S. News and World Report. The College of Nursing’s online RN to BSN program earned the No. 1 spot on the list “10 Online Bachelor’s Programs With the Highest 6-Year Graduation Rates,” which was published on Aug. 30.

The widely known collector of data pertaining to college and university programs compiled the rankings based on a survey of over 100 schools nation wide. According to the data, 100 percent of UMSL graduates who started the nursing program in the 2008-09 school year finished in six years or less.

The College of Nursing, which will be celebrating 35 years of excellence in education and community partnership this year, is no stranger to high rankings. Most recently, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program was listed among the best graduate programs in the nation.

Chancellor Tom George was quick to weigh in on this latest accolade with his own praise.

“The College of Nursing has long been an exemplary provider of online options for our students,” he said. “I’m pleased but not surprised to see their program and their students’ hard work recognized.”

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