School of Nursing up 18 Spots in ‘U.S. News’ Rankings

The Duquesne University School of Nursing has reached an all-time high at No. 67 in U.S. News and World Report's 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings. This marks an 18-spot jump for the school compared to last year.

"There aren't many schools that increase by 60 in the overall rankings over a five-year period," said Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, referring to Duquesne's 2012 ranking of No. 127 among nursing graduate schools. "Our climb in this ranking demonstrates the very visible accomplishments of the nursing faculty at Duquesne, especially with respect to research funding and student outcomes that have been recognized by our peers and objective metrics," added Glasgow.

In addition, the following Duquesne schools and graduate programs were included in the newly released U.S. News rankings.

The School of Law

  • No. 18, legal writing programs
  • No. 44, part-time law programs
  • No. 127, overall.

The School of Education

  • No. 148, overall
  • Notable: up five spots from the 2017 rankings.

The John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business

  • No. 166, part-time MBA programs.

Department of English, Graduate School of Liberal Arts

  • No. 108
  • Notable: up five spots since previous rankings in 2014.

Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Liberal Arts

  • No. 190
  • Notable: up one spot since previous rankings in 2014.

"A graduate degree can lead to professional advancement and a potential salary increase," said Anita Narayan, managing editor of education at U.S. News. "Whether you are interested in pursuing a full-time program or taking classes part-time, the grad school rankings and advice offer guidance on finding programs that help you fulfill your personal goals." The six graduate disciplines that U.S. News ranks every year are evaluated on factors such as employment rates and starting salaries for graduates and standardized test scores of newly enrolled students. Because each graduate program is different, the rankings methodology varies across disciplines. For students interested in studying a specific field, U.S. News also ranks specialties within each graduate school discipline.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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