Value Colleges Releases Top 50 Best Value Nursing PhD Programs of 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Nursing Profession News J E 4

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Value Colleges (, an online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, is pleased to share their Top 50 Best Value Nursing PhD Programs of 2016 (

As the demand for nurses increases, so does the need for qualified nurse educators. In most college and university settings a PhD in nursing is the standard. The Value Colleges Top 50 Best Value Nursing PhD Programs ranking gives practicing nurses the information they need to choose a PhD program that is right for them. Value Colleges is committed to only featuring regionally-accredited, reputable institutions that will deliver the education graduates need to succeed.

Value Colleges uses three reliable sources for ranking the top 50: 1) reputability based on U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Nursing Schools (at the MSN level--no PhD data available); 2) return on investment (ROI), based on mid-level salaries of alumni according to PayScale; and 3) cost based on actual tuition per credit as reported by institution.

The top three Best Values for 2016 are: 1) the University of Texas at Austin, Texas; 2) the University of California in Davis, California; and 3) the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

The full list, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ

Boston College - Boston, MA

Columbia University - New York, NY

Duke University - Durham, NC

East Carolina University - Greenville, NC

Emory University - Atlanta, GA

Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL

Florida International University - Miami, FL

George Mason University - Fairfax, VA

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD

Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI

New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, NM

New York University - New York, NY

Ohio State University - Columbus, OH

Oregon Health & Science University - Portland, OR

Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA

Rush University - Chicago, IL

Texas Woman's University - Denton, TX

UCLA - Los Angeles, CA

University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

University of California, Davis - Davis, CA

University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

University of Colorado Denver - Denver, CO

University of Kansas - Kansas City, KS

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Dartmouth, MA

University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA

University of Missouri - Columbia, MO

University of Missouri-Kansas City - Kansas City, MO

University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC

University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma City, OK

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

University of Rochester - Rochester, NY

University of San Diego - San Diego, CA

University of South Florida - Tampa, FL

University of Texas at Arlington - Arlington, TX

University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX

University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX

University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT

University of Washington - Seattle, WA

Washington State University - Pullman, WA

West Virginia University - Morgantown, VA

Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN

Villanova University - Villanova, PA

Yale University - New Haven, CT

Value College editor Carrie Sealey-Morris says, "Outside of the nursing profession very few people are aware that nurses can be professors, scientists, and advocates who may not spend their days on the hospital floor, but who are leading the field of nursing." For these positions, a PhD is the standard terminal degree. The Value Colleges Top 50 is a guide for those who want to take this important step toward earning PhD in nursing.

Value Colleges has a mission to help future students--whether they are working professionals, new graduates, minority and first-generation students, or others--to find residential and online degree programs that will help them make their goals a reality. Value Colleges is unbiased, ranking degree programs, providing guides for the complex financial and professional questions of college students, and offering honest facts about the potential and pitfalls of a college education.

Carrie Sealey-Morris, editor

Value Colleges



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