‘U.S. News’ Ranks Nursing, Business, Education Among Best Online Programs

Duquesne University's horizon-expanding online programs have been ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. Considered to be the global authority in education rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 1,700 bachelor's and master's degree programs for its 2022 Best Online Programs list.

The School of Nursing, a pioneer in online education, was recognized significantly among the 2022 rankings:

  • Online Master's in Nursing Programs-Nursing Education: No. 2
  • Online Master's in Nursing Programs-Family Nurse Practitioner: No. 5
  • Online Master's in Nursing Programs-Nursing Administration: No. 6
  • Online Master's in Nursing Programs for Veterans: No. 17
  • Online Master's in Nursing Programs: No. 46.  

"The School of Nursing ranks in the top 10 for three of its graduate specialties and top 20 for veterans. The faculty are engaged, innovative and skilled online teachers," Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean of Duquesne University's School of Nursing, said. "I am appreciative of their efforts especially during the pandemic. Our students are working nurses and required flexibility and accommodations as they pursued graduate education and cared for very sick patients. I could not be prouder of our students and faculty."  

Other Duquesne University programs included in the U.S. News 2022 Best Online Programs include:

  • Online Bachelor's Programs: No. 55
  • Online Bachelor's Programs in Business: No. 61
  • Online Master's in Business Programs (Non-MBA): No. 86
  • Online Master's in Education Programs: No. 93.

"The uncertainty caused by the pandemic may result in more people considering the merits of an online education," Liana Loewus, managing editor of education at U.S. News & World Report, said. "As students consider what's right for them and their schedules, they can use the data provided by U.S. News to research their options and make informed decisions about their academic future."

The Best Online Programs rankings only include programs that are designed to be administered online-they do not evaluate schools or programs that are temporarily virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. News, the only media organization to evaluate online degrees at the program level rather than the school level, uses data gathered directly from each institution. The methodologies are based on factors such as student engagement, faculty credentials and student services and technology. Only degree-granting programs that are offered primarily online by regionally accredited institutions were considered.

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 8,500 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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