Best Graduate Schools: School of Nursing ranked 21 overall in graduate programs

School of Nursing Building

The latest edition of “Best Graduate Schools” from U.S. News & World Report once again ranks The University of Texas at Austin as one of the top public universities in the nation based on the depth and bread of its graduate programs.

The UT Austin School of Nursing is No. 21 in the nation in both Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, No. 11 in public MSN programs, No. 12 in DNP, and the top nursing school in the state in MSN programs, according to the publication. These rankings are among the most authoritative and prestigious ratings in higher education.

“It’s great to see our graduate programs getting more of the recognition they deserve,” said UT Austin president Jay Hartzell. “From here, we’ll continue to reach higher — recruiting elite faculty and outstanding students, fostering an atmosphere characterized by excellence, diversity, and academic freedom, and leveraging the unique opportunities that being in Austin and in Texas affords us.”

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medical schools and programs around the nation based on expert opinions regarding program excellence and statistical indicators measuring the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

“UT Austin School of Nursing has long been renowned for excellent graduate programs focused on educating top-notch practitioners, researchers and faculty to meet the growing need for a more equitable delivery of health care. Having these efforts recognized by this prestigious publication is very gratifying,” said Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of the School of Nursing. “I am so proud of our faculty, who contribute their knowledge and expertise — and enthusiasm — to teaching our students, ensuring that we will continue to excel and grow in the years to come.”