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College of Nursing Graduate Program earns National Ranking

The College of Nursing DNP program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, climbed eight spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Graduate Schools ranking. The college is now 27th among public universities nationwide and 38th overall. 

In late 2019 and early 2020, U.S. News sent statistical surveys to administrators at more than 2,000 graduate programs and compared them with reputational surveys completed by more than 24,000 academics and professionals to derive the rankings.

While U.S. News ranks programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing every year, programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, health fields, and other areas are ranked only periodically.

“These rankings are a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our amazing nursing students as well as our faculty and staff, who work tirelessly to support excellence in nursing education,” Said Victoria Niederhauser, dean of the College of Nursing.

Visit U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Graduate Schools for more information on graduate school rankings.