CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The MUSC College of Nursing's online graduate program has earned the top spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Online Graduate Programs, according to a press release by MUSC.
The school received a score of 100 and earned high marks for faculty and student engagement; you can view the rankings here.
"This is a tremendous achievement and a reflection of the dedication of our faculty and staff to make our educational programs the best in the country," said Gail Stuart, Ph.D., MUSC College of Nursing dean. "It is a high honor for MUSC and the state of South Carolina to be ranked number one in the nation."
The publication's best online rankings were introduced in 2012 to provide prospective students an overview of the rapidly growing number of institutions that offer online education programs.
Since then, the number of ranked programs has increased twofold, from 677 online programs in 2012 to more than 1,200 this year. For the online graduate nursing program rankings, U.S. News & World Report collected statistical information from 133 nursing schools with online programs from July 2014 until September 2014. This number is up from 130 schools surveyed in 2014.