Posted on: May 27, 2014
U.S. News & World Report ranked Clarkson College No. 6 in the category of 2014 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans. This is the second year U.S. News released rankings for this category and the second year Clarkson College made the top of the list.
To ensure academic quality, all schools included in this category first had to be listed in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Online Education Programs rankings, which were released earlier this year. The criteria for this category considered regional program accreditation, faculty credentials, support provided to students, high graduation rates and low debt loads.
Secondly, because veterans and active-duty members often wish to take full advantage of federal benefits designed to make their course credits more portable and less expensive, programs included in the veterans-focused rankings also had to:
“Offering the appropriate tools, technologies and tuition savings benefits makes earning an advanced degree a practical option for veterans,” said Dr. Patricia Coyle-Rogers, Graduate Nursing Program Director. “And we [Clarkson College] do not consider it an obligation but an honor to show our gratitude and support for both the active-duty troops and military veterans who have served our country.”
U.S. News asked schools about veterans benefits currently offered as part of its annual data collection on distance education programs between July and September 2013.
For detailed explanations of the overall Best Online Programs rankings, see the individual discipline methodologies.