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Nursing, Education Grad Programs Nationally Ranked by U.S. News

January 09, 2018

Angelo State University’s graduate nursing and education programs have each been ranked among the top programs nationally for their online degree offerings by U.S. News and World Report for its 2018 edition of “Best Online Programs.”

Overall, ASU ranked No. 58 among the 159 U.S. colleges and universities identified by U.S. News and World Report as offering online graduate nursing programs, and ranked No. 115 among the 309 institutions identified as offering online graduate education programs. This is the sixth consecutive year the ASU nursing program has made the “Best Online Programs” list and is the fifth straight year for the ASU education program. 

Dr. Leslie MayrandDr. Leslie MayrandDr. Leslie Mayrand, dean of ASU’s Archer College of Health and Human Services, said, “Continuing to receive this honor is a true testament to the efforts of our outstanding graduate nursing faculty and the quality of our course design. The online learning environment is constantly changing and we pride ourselves in our ability to adapt and remain on the cutting edge of online education. I also think our success can also be attributed to the fact that we really listen to our graduate students and utilize their feedback to make our programs the best they can be.” 

Dr. John MiazgaDr. John MiazgaDr. John Miazga, dean of ASU’s College of Education, said, “Angelo State University is honored to be recognized again as a quality online degree provider. This is a result of the dedication, scholarship and service of the faculty and staff in the College of Education. Their pursuit of excellence and quality in online education results in superior offerings to our students.” 

The criteria used to configure the U.S. News and World Report rankings included weighted scores in the categories of student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity. 

Dr. Brian J. MayDr. Brian J. May“Offering award-winning online programs is a big reason why our graduate enrollment continues to set new records every semester,” said ASU President Brian J. May. “National recognition of our programs is gratifying, but more importantly, it reinforces the fact that our online graduate students are getting an excellent education.” 

ASU’s graduate nursing program ranked fourth and its graduate education program ranked sixth among the Texas public institutions on their respective “Best Online Programs” lists.