No. 1 in Texas — Again!

School of Nursing Students

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing was ranked in the top 4 percent nationally among Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs by U.S. News & World Report for Best Colleges 2022. The UT Austin School of Nursing was ranked No. 23 out of 694 top nursing programs in the nation and No. 1 in Texas in the publication’s first-ever ranking of undergraduate nursing programs.

“Health care in the United States today is already challenging, and changes are accelerating. That’s why it is incumbent upon nurse educators and scientists to ensure that student nurses are prepared to lead the way in hospitals, clinics and classrooms with the latest knowledge, research and skills,” said Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of the UT Austin School of Nursing. “It’s rewarding to see the hard work of our faculty and students acknowledged by this ranking from such a prestigious publication. And it’s also a call to redouble our efforts creating excellence in nursing education.” 

The U.S. News ranking is one of the most widely referenced measurements of undergraduate programs and is based on 12 weighted factors. Contributing to the university’s higher ranking this year were high reputational scores and increases in six-year graduation rates, first-year retention rates and faculty resources. 

To find out more about rankings of other UT Austin schools and colleges, read the UT Austin Climbs in Latest National Undergraduate Rankings article by UT News.