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U.S. News & World Report names NMSU to 2016 Best Online Programs list

U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of the Best Online Education Programs offered by U.S. National Universities. For the fourth consecutive year, New Mexico State University has placed in the top 200 of universities, with three NMSU online programs being recognized.


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New Mexico State University is ranked on U.S. News & World Report?s 2016 Best Online Education Programs. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

In 2016, NMSU ranks 75th in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, 166th in Best Online Graduate Education Programs and 183rd in Best Online Bachelor?s Programs.

?There is a well-known nurse shortage, however the nursing faculty shortage is worse. By offering an online graduate nursing degree to existing BSN students, this provides needed BSN faculty. This degree program offers a nurse the opportunity to earn a higher degree while working,? said Pamela Schultz, School of Nursing director and associate dean of the College of Health and Social Services. ?We are very proud of our nursing online degree programs: RN-BSN, MSN, DNP and Ph.D. The School of Nursing has the best faculty and we recruit the best nursing students. Aggie nurses are on the move.?

Additionally, Business Insider named NMSU as one of the 50 most underrated colleges in America. For the seventh consecutive year, NMSU was named a top military-friendly school for 2016 by Victory Media.

Also this year, Forbes recognized NMSU as one of America?s Top Colleges in 2015, and NMSU was named as a top tier university on the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2016 National Universities rankings.

For a complete list of the U.S. News & World Report rankings, along with the methodology used, visit usnews.com.