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 (http://www.bestcollegevalues.com/rankings/best-value-dnp/). 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.”
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