Best Nursing Colleges in the U.S.

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in the U.S. that offer Nursing degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 2,918 Nursing schools located within the U.S. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Nursing Colleges in the U.S. for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Duke University Durham, NC

Duke University offers 27 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 464 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 247 Master's degrees, 132 Bachelor's degrees, 64 Doctoral degrees, and 21 Certificates degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
2 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 6 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 431 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 207 Master's degrees, 201 Bachelor's degrees, 18 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Certificates degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
3 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 8 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 180 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 89 Master's degrees, 71 Certificates degrees, and 20 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania offers 21 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 383 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 205 Master's degrees, 165 Bachelor's degrees, and 13 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
5 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University offers 15 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 438 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 378 Master's degrees, and 60 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
6 Georgetown University Washington, DC

Georgetown University offers 5 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 472 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 401 Master's degrees, 71 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
7 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 3 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 16 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 16 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
8 MCPHS University Boston, MA

MCPHS University offers 3 Nursing Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 281 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 241 Bachelor's degrees, 38 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

9 Tufts University Medford, MA

Tufts University offers 2 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 67 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 67 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
10 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University offers 8 Nursing Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 408 students graduated in the study area of Nursing with students earning 282 Bachelor's degrees, 96 Master's degrees, 23 Doctoral degrees, and 7 Certificates degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Duke University Duke University Durham, NC
5/5
5 : 1 15,984
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 28,086
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
5/5
4 : 1 12,567
Georgetown University Georgetown University Washington, DC
5/5
13 : 1 18,459
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
MCPHS University MCPHS University Boston, MA
5/5
31 : 1 7,074
Tufts University Tufts University Medford, MA
5/5
11 : 1 11,137
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
5/5
6 : 1 22,686
Brown University Brown University Providence, RI
5/5
12 : 1 9,458
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
3/5
17 : 1 29,084
University Logo Emory University Atlanta, GA
5/5
7 : 1 13,788
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston, MA
5/5
15 : 1 19,940
Case Western Reserve University Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
5/5
9 : 1 11,340
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
3/5
7 : 1 43,651
University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
11 : 1 23,883
Boston College Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
5/5
15 : 1 14,354
George Washington University George Washington University Washington, DC
5/5
17 : 1 26,212
University of Miami University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
5/5
11 : 1 16,825
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
4/5
7 : 1 28,649
Villanova University Villanova University Villanova, PA
5/5
14 : 1 10,711
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186

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