Best Schools for Online RN-to-MSN Degrees in 2017

Top 50 College Programs for Registered Nurses Earning a Master of Science in Nursing Online

Reno, Nev. (PR WEB) April 4, 2017 – Leading higher education information and resource provider has announced its list of the best schools with online Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing (RN-to-MSN) in the U.S. for 2017. The ranking names the top 50 colleges and universities for registered nurses who wish to earn their MSN online based on an in-depth cost and quality comparison. The top five scores were awarded to Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health, Concordia University Wisconsin, Clarkson College, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and Northern Arizona University.

"Nursing is an in-demand career with strong job security and mobility,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of “The schools on our list have demonstrated their value by offering affordable, online nursing programs that meet the needs of students who need to flexibility to complete an advanced degree program.”

To qualify for a spot on’s rankings, schools to meet several minimum requirements. Each college cited is institutionally accredited and holds public or private not-for-profit standing. Each is also scored based on a comparison of more than a dozen metrics including the availability and amount of financial aid and graduation rates by school, as well as their NCLEX-PN pass rate. enforces strict affordability standards, requiring schools to offer in-state tuition rates below $20,000 per year to qualify for ranking. All eligible school scores are compared to determine the final “Best” list.

For complete details on the data and methodology used to score each school and a full list of ranking colleges, visit:

Top 50 Online RN-to-MSN Programs in the U.S. for 2017:

  • Allen College
  • American International College
  • Ball State University
  • Barry University
  • Brenau University
  • Clarkson College
  • Concordia University-Texas
  • Concordia University-Wisconsin
  • DeSales University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Florida International University
  • Gannon University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Jacksonville University
  • Lewis University
  • Lynchburg College
  • Midwestern State University
  • Missouri State University-Springfield
  • Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Otterbein University
  • Regis University
  • Robert Morris University
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  • Saint Xavier University
  • Samford University
  • Simmons College
  • Spring Hill College
  • Texas Woman's University
  • The Sage Colleges
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Memphis
  • University of North Alabama
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • Valparaiso University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Washington State University
  • Wesley College
  • West Virginia University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Wichita State University
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