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The research team at Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on over 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States. We evaluated each school on three dimensions:

  • The institution’s academic prestige and perceived value
  • The breadth and depth of nursing programs offered
  • Student success, particularly on the NCLEX national licensure exam

We then combined these assessments into an overall score and ranked the schools accordingly. For a detailed description of our assessment methodology and dimension weights, please see here.

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Below we've included a link to each of our detailed ranking lists:

Top 100 nursing schools in the United States

Top 75 public nursing schools in the United States

Top 75 private nursing schools in the United States

Top 75 vocational, career, and community colleges for nursing

Top 50 nursing schools in New England

Top 50 nursing schools in the Mid-Atlantic

Top 50 nursing schools in the Great Lakes

Top 50 nursing schools in the Plains

Top 50 nursing schools in the Southeast

Top 50 nursing schools in the Southwest

Top 50 nursing schools in the West