Best College Values Publishes Ranking of 50 Best Value Doctorates of Nursing Practice 2017


BLOOMINGTON, Ind., July 24, 2017 — Best College Values has just published the next in its series of “Best Value” rankings, the 50 Best Value Doctorates of Nursing Practice 2017 ( All rankings in this series highlight degree programs offered through colleges and universities that provide both a reputably high quality education and affordable tuition rates, with a high return on investment.

This particular ranking only assessed schools that are regionally accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies for colleges and schools, and includes traditional, hybrid (online and on-campus), and fully online programs of study. It was built from a pool of over 200 highly reputable colleges and universities which have been narrowed down to the top 50 of these programs.

Placing first in the ranking is the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Placing second and third, respectively, are the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, and North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota.

Other colleges and universities that made the ranking are listed below in alphabetical order.

Binghamton University SUNY—Vestal, New York

Columbia University—New York City, New York

Duke University—Durham, North Carolina

Emory University—Atlanta, Georgia

Fairfield University—Fairfield, Connecticut

Florida Atlantic University—Boca Raton, Florida

George Mason University—Fairfax, Virginia

George Washington University—Washington, D.C.

Hunter College CUNY—New York City, New York

Indiana University-Purdue University—Indianapolis, Indiana

Johns Hopkins University—Baltimore, Maryland

Ohio State University—Columbus, Ohio

Pennsylvania State University—University Park, Pennsylvania

Purdue University—West Lafayette, Indiana

Rutgers University—Newark, New Jersey

Seattle University—Seattle, Washington

South Dakota State University—Brookings, South Dakota

Stony Brook University SUNY—Stony Brook, New York

Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas Tech University—Health Sciences Center—Lubbock, Texas

University of Alabama—Birmingham, Alabama

University of Alabama—Tuscaloosa, Alabama

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical—Denver, Colorado

University of Connecticut—Storrs, Connecticut

University of Florida—Gainesville, Florida

University of Illinois—Chicago, Illinois

University of Iowa—Iowa City, Iowa

University of Kansas—Lawrence, Kansas

University of Kentucky—Lexington, Kentucky

University of Louisville—Louisville, Kentucky

University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Massachusetts

University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, Michigan

University of Missouri—Columbia, Missouri

University of Missouri—Kansas City, Missouri

University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, North Carolina

University of North Carolina—Charlotte, North Carolina

University of North Carolina—Greensboro, North Carolina

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center—Norman, Oklahoma

University of Pittsburgh—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of Rochester—Rochester, New York

University of Texas—Arlington, Texas

University of Texas—Austin, Texas

University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston, Texas

University of Vermont—Burlington, Vermont

University of Washington—Seattle, Washington

Vanderbilt University—Nashville, Tennessee

Villanova University—Radnor, Pennsylvania

“The doctorate has become the standard credential for advanced practice nurses within the rapidly evolving and increasingly sophisticated world of healthcare practice,” says site editor Brett Gershon. “As the field of nursing increasingly demands this level of preparation for the highest levels of practice, it is important that prospective students of DNP programs know which institutions to look to for a degree of reliable value. The information provided by this ranking will be a valuable resource to nursing professionals that aspire to the highest levels of healthcare practice and leadership.” is an online resource for prospective college students seeking an education worth its cost.   Best College Values strives to provide the most comprehensive and rigorously researched set of online resources on the intersections of college affordability, educational quality, and educational outcomes so that individuals pursuing higher education can find the best college at the best price.

Contact:  Brett Gershon, editor Best College Values (763) 503.0162 [email protected]

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