CHHS Online School of Nursing Programs Ranked 7th in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UNCW School of Nursing Online Bachelor Programs 7th 

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been ranked #7 on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. UNCW was recognized for its two qualifying programs: the RN to BSN and the BS in Clinical research. These programs are within the School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services. 

UNCW ranks behind only Ohio State University – Columbus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Temple University (tied for 2nd), Arizona State University, Utah State University, Oregon State University and is tied with Pennsylvania State University – World Campus, once again indicating its prestige and prominence among high-quality institutions.

“This ranking is a direct reflection of our excellent faculty and quality online bachelors programs,” School of Nursing’s Director, Dr. Laurie Badzek said. Being ranked number seven not only indicates our commitment to providing students with applied learning and innovative experiences, but also demonstrates our dedication to provide students with the necessary support, such as advising, library, writing services and technology assistance to complete their degrees.” 

CHHS Dean Charlie Hardy also praised the faculty and staff who support these programs by saying, “Our faculty and staff are committed to academic excellence with a student-centered focus. I am thrilled that their work has been acknowledged as among the best online bachelor’s programs.”    

This year’s ranking is a huge jump from last year’s ranking of 76th and is indicative of UNCW’s prestige and prominence among high-quality institutions. U.S. News & World Report is a global authority in education rankings. They review a range of elements to determine these rankings, including student engagement, faculty credentials and training and peer reputation. The rankings are only awarded to programs where all required coursework is completed online.