Jacksonville University’s online programs are again being recognized amongst the top in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings.
In the Keigwin School of Nursing, the online RN to BSN program was ranked, jumping 11 spots on the list. The online Master of Science in Nursing program was also recognized, bettering its position by 19 spots over last year.
The RN to BSN program is offered 100% online, in flexible 7-week terms that allow students to begin year round, and take terms off when needed.
“The Keigwin School of Nursing prides itself not only on graduating the highest-quality, job-ready nurses, but also meeting students where they are and providing an individualized experience for each of them,” said Dr. Leigh Hart, associate dean and professor in the Keigwin School of Nursing. “Our online programs offer students yet another pathway to furthering their education and enhancing their nursing skills.”
The University’s masters programs in the Davis College of Business, which includes the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics, were ranked on the list. The college’s online MBA program, specifically, leaped 68 places in the rankings from the 2023 list.
“This recognition by the U.S. News & World Report serves as strong support of Davis College’s vision to be a renowned business school and is incredibly inspirational for our College," said Dr. Barbara Ritter, Dean of the Davis College of Business & Technology. “Our mission is to offer an accessible, affordable and excellent business education. We consider it a priority to provide the highest quality online programs to a wider audience that can’t, for numerous reasons, attend our campus."
The rankings are determined by weighing several different factors: Student engagement, peer assessment, faculty credentials and training, student excellence, and services and technologies available to students.