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MUSC, USC in top 10 for online master’s in nursing programs

Ashley Heffernan
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The Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina both ranked in the top 10 on U.S. News and World Report’s latest list of the best online master’s in nursing programs.

MUSC took the No. 2 spot, behind only St. Xavier University in Chicago. USC tied for No. 9 with the University of Colorado and the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. The rankings, released today, were based on factors including graduation rates, academic and career support services offered to students, and admissions selectivity.

Additionally, Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education tied for the 10th spot on U.S. News’ list of the best online graduate education programs.

“Online learning is relatively new but growing in popularity because of the flexibility it offers,” Anita Narayan, U.S. News’ managing editor of education, said in a news release. “We developed the Best Online Programs rankings to provide students with the tools to identify programs that offer top faculty, positive student engagement and generous support services — all of which are key to productive online learning.”

Here’s how S.C. schools finished on U.S. News’ 2017 Best Online Programs rankings:

Best online bachelor’s programs

Best online graduate business programs (excluding MBA)

  • Charleston Southern University — tied for 101

Best online graduate engineering programs

  • Clemson University — tied for 31
  • USC — tied for 62

Best online master’s in nursing programs

  • MUSC — 2nd
  • USC — tied for 9

Best online graduate education programs

  • Clemson University — tied for 10
  • USC — tied for 40
  • The Citadel — tied for 174

Reach Ashley Heffernan at 843-849-3144.

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