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2021 Best Nursing Associate's Degree Schools

890 Schools Ranked
$18,312 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$17,566 Avg Student Debt

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The Best Nursing Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Nursing Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 890 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate's degree programs for nursing students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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Top Nursing Associate's Degree Schools in the United States

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#1

Unitek College

Fremont, California
431 Total Awards
$35,284 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,752 Avg Student Debt

Our 2021 rankings named Unitek College the best school in the United States for nursing students working on their associate’s degree. This small private for-profit school is located in Fremont, California, and it awarded 431 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at Unitek College is $35,284. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. Associate’s Degree recipients from Unitek College accumulate an average of $14,752 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Unitek College does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2017-2018 year, about 8% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#2

Stanbridge University

Irvine, California
269 Total Awards
$25,649 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 890 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Stanbridge University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Stanbridge is a private for-profit institution located in Irvine, California. The school has a small population, and it awarded 269 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $25,649 in student loans.

Stanbridge does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In 2017-2018 about 2% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#3

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

San Mateo, California
321 Total Awards
$16,604 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools list. This small private for-profit school is located in San Mateo, California, and it awarded 321 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, associate’s degree students take out $16,604 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Some students may be able to take online classes at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 19% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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39 Total Awards
$17,772 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 890 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Standard Healthcare Services-College of Nursing landed the # 4 spot on the list. Falls Church, Virginia is the setting for this very small institution of higher learning. The private for-profit school handed out associate’s degrees to 39 students in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $17,772 in student loans.

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#5

Excelsior College

Albany, New York
1,947 Total Awards
$8,094 Avg Student Debt

The excellent associate’s degree programs at Excelsior College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best nursing schools in the United States. Located in Albany, New York, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,947 diplomas to qualifed associate’s degree students in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $8,094 in student loans.

Since Excelsior College is primarily an online school, it is an excellent choice for undergraduate students who need more flexibility than what is offered at some other schools.

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#6

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, California
174 Total Awards
$42,792 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,586 Avg Student Debt

Mount Saint Mary’s University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree nursing programs. Located in Los Angeles, California, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 174 associate’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

If you want to attend MSMU, expect to pay an average of $42,792 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. Associate’s Degree recipients from MSMU accumulate an average of $15,586 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

MSMU does offer online classes for certain degree levels. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 42% took at least some of their classes online.

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#7

Columbia Gorge Community College

The Dalles, Oregon
234 Total Awards
$4,572 Average Tuition & Fees
$17,797 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #7, Columbia Gorge Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working on their associate’s degree. Located in The Dalles, Oregon, the very small public school handed out 234 associate’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Columbia Gorge Community College is $4,572. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $9,288. Associate’s Degree recipients from Columbia Gorge Community College accumulate an average of $17,797 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Online courses are available at Columbia Gorge Community College, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 64% took at least some of their classes online.

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#8

Ambria College of Nursing

Hoffman Estates, Illinois
50 Total Awards
$25,788 Avg Student Debt

Ambria College of Nursing did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the very small private for-profit school awarded 50 diplomas to qualifed associate’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On average, associate’s degree students take out $25,788 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online classes at Ambria College of Nursing. During the 2017-2018 year, about 8% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#9

Jersey College

Teterboro, New Jersey
640 Total Awards
$24,114 Avg Student Debt

Jersey College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Jersey College is a small private for-profit school situated in Teterboro, New Jersey. It awarded 640 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $24,114 in student loans.

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114 Total Awards
$29,620 Average Tuition & Fees
$17,429 Avg Student Debt

Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing is a very small private not-for-profit school located in Medford, Massachusetts that handed out 114 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you want to attend Lawrence Memorial, expect to pay an average of $29,620 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, associate’s degree students take out $17,429 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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#11

Riverside College of Health Careers

Newport News, Virginia
137 Total Awards
$12,674 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,276 Avg Student Debt

Riverside College of Health Careers came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Riverside College of Health Careers is a very small private not-for-profit school located in Newport News, Virginia that handed out 137 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Riverside College of Health Careers does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $12,674. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, associate’s degree students take out $14,276 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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#12

Vermont Technical College

Randolph, Vermont
312 Total Awards
$15,292 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,396 Avg Student Debt

Vermont Technical College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Vermont Tech is a small public school situated in Randolph, Vermont. It awarded 312 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $15,292 in tuition and fees if they attend Vermont Tech full time. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $28,588. On average, associate’s degree students take out $14,396 in loans while pursuing their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at Vermont Tech. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 24% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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291 Total Awards
$15,132 Average Tuition & Fees
$20,412 Avg Student Debt

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree nursing programs. Located in San Antonio, Texas, the very small private for-profit school awarded 291 diplomas to qualifed associate’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $15,132. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, associate’s degree students take out $20,412 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online classes at Baptist Health System School of Health Professions. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 93% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#14

Helene Fuld College of Nursing

New York, New York
181 Total Awards
$20,936 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,662 Avg Student Debt

Helene Fuld College of Nursing did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. HFCN is a very small private not-for-profit school situated in New York, New York. It awarded 181 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

HFCN does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $20,936. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. Associate’s Degree recipients from HFCN accumulate an average of $14,662 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

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#15

St Joseph School of Nursing

Nashua, New Hampshire
57 Total Awards
$22,735 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,072 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #15, St Joseph School of Nursing did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working on their associate’s degree. This very small private not-for-profit school is located in Nashua, New Hampshire, and it awarded 57 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $22,735 to cover tuition and fees at St Joseph School of Nursing. The school does not offer an in-state discount. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $15,072 in student loans.

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#16

Baptist Health College-Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
265 Total Awards
$11,032 Average Tuition & Fees
$13,761 Avg Student Debt

Baptist Health College-Little Rock landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree nursing programs. Baptist Health College-Little Rock is a very small private not-for-profit school located in Little Rock, Arkansas that handed out 265 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $11,032 to cover tuition and fees at BHCLR. The school does not offer an in-state discount. Associate’s Degree recipients from BHCLR accumulate an average of $13,761 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Online courses are available at BHCLR, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In fact, around 2% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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50 Total Awards
$14,292 Average Tuition & Fees
$17,154 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #17, Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working on their associate’s degree. Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing is a very small private not-for-profit school located in Troy, New York that handed out 50 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you want to attend Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, expect to pay an average of $14,292 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, associate’s degree students take out $17,154 in loans while pursuing their degree.

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#18

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
627 Total Awards
$6,448 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,376 Avg Student Debt

Southeast Technical Institute came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Southeast Technical Institute is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 627 associate’s degrees to qualified students.

Southeast Technical Institute does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $6,448. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, associate’s degree students take out $15,376 in loans while pursuing their degree.

One thing to take note of is that Southeast Technical Institute does offer online classes in some areas. In fact, around 38% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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81 Total Awards
$17,580 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,216 Avg Student Debt

Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #19 on the list. Utica, New York is the setting for this very small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out associate’s degrees to 81 students in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing is $17,580. Out-of-state students pay an average of $22,780. Associate’s Degree recipients from Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing accumulate an average of $14,216 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In 2017-2018 about 22% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#20

Rasmussen College - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
1,231 Total Awards
$10,935 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,235 Avg Student Debt

Rasmussen College - Minnesota came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. This small private for-profit school is located in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and it awarded 1,231 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $10,935 to cover tuition and fees at Rasmussen College - Minnesota. The school does not offer an in-state discount. On average, associate’s degree students take out $21,235 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Some students may be able to take online classes at Rasmussen College - Minnesota. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 90% took at least some of their classes online.

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#21

Rasmussen College - Florida

Ocala, Florida
1,507 Total Awards
$10,935 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,422 Avg Student Debt

Rasmussen College - Florida ranked #21 on this year’s Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Rasmussen College - Florida is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in Ocala, Florida that handed out 1,507 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $10,935 to cover tuition and fees at Rasmussen College - Florida. The school does not offer an in-state discount. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $21,422 in student loans.

Rasmussen College - Florida does offer online classes for certain degree levels. During the 2017-2018 year, about 92% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#22

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota
48 Total Awards
$7,784 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,885 Avg Student Debt

Dickinson State University landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree nursing programs. Dickinson State University is a small public school located in Dickinson, North Dakota that handed out 48 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Students from North Dakota who attend DSU full time pay an average of $7,784 in tuition and fees. Out-of-state students pay an average of $11,044. On average, associate’s degree students take out $15,885 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Some students may be able to take online classes at DSU. In 2017-2018 about 40% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#22

Laboure College

Milton, Massachusetts
310 Total Awards
$37,713 Average Tuition & Fees
$24,130 Avg Student Debt

Laboure College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Laboure College is a very small private not-for-profit school situated in Milton, Massachusetts. It awarded 310 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Laboure College does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $37,713. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, associate’s degree students take out $24,130 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Laboure College does offer online classes for certain majors. During the 2017-2018 year, about 9% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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72 Total Awards
$13,855 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,891 Avg Student Debt

Maine College of Health Professions landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree nursing programs. Maine College of Health Professions is a very small private not-for-profit school located in Lewiston, Maine that handed out 72 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

MCHP does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $13,855. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. Associate’s Degree recipients from MCHP accumulate an average of $15,891 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

MCHP does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2017-2018 year, about 33% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#24

Dallas Nursing Institute

Dallas, Texas
51 Total Awards
$25,026 Avg Student Debt

Dallas Nursing Institute ranked #24 on this year’s Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Dallas, Texas is the setting for this very small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out associate’s degrees to 51 students in 2018-2019.

On average, associate’s degree students take out $25,026 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Dallas Nursing Institute does offer online classes for certain degree levels. During the 2017-2018 year, about 25% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Nursing Associate's Degree Schools in the United States

Not only did these schools make the top 50 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

Pacific College

Costa Mesa, California
#28

Rasmussen College - Illinois

Rockford, Illinois
#29

Centra College of Nursing

Lynchburg, Virginia
#30

Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay

Saint Petersburg, Florida
#31

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
#32

Carolinas College of Health Sciences

Charlotte, North Carolina
#33

West Hills College-Lemoore

Lemoore, California
#34

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, Michigan
#35

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
#36

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
#37

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
#38

Rasmussen College-Kansas

Topeka, Kansas
#39

Sumner College

Portland, Oregon
#39

University of South Carolina-Lancaster

Lancaster, South Carolina
#40

Rasmussen College - Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin
#41

Rasmussen College - North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
#42

Galen College of Nursing-Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
#44

Pacific Union College

Angwin, California
#45

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, Florida
#46

Capital Community College

Hartford, Connecticut
#47

Carrington College-Sacramento

Sacramento, California
#48

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
#49

Carrington College-Reno

Reno, Nevada

Rest of the Top 15% Best Nursing Associate's Degree Schools in the United States

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Rank School Location
51 St Paul’s School of Nursing-Staten Island Staten Island, NY
52 St Paul’s School of Nursing-Queens Rego Park, NY
53 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
54 Mercy College of Ohio Toledo, OH
55 Rivier University Nashua, NH
56 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
57 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
58 College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
59 River Valley Community College Claremont, NH
60 Becker College Worcester, MA
60 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
61 College of Staten Island CUNY Staten Island, NY
62 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
63 Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Dover, DE
64 Bay State College Boston, MA
65 Riverside City College Riverside, CA
66 St Joseph’s College of Nursing at St Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Syracuse, NY
67 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
68 College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
69 Nightingale College Salt Lake City, UT
70 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
71 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
72 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
73 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
74 Career Networks Institute Orange, CA
75 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
76 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
77 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
78 Memorial College of Nursing Albany, NY
79 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
80 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
81 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
82 Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls, MN
83 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
83 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
84 Northwest Technical College Bemidji, MN
85 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore, WI
86 Cypress College Cypress, CA
87 Carrington College-Boise Boise, ID
88 American River College Sacramento, CA
89 University of Pittsburgh-Titusville Titusville, PA
90 California Career College Canoga Park, CA
91 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
92 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
93 Butte College Oroville, CA
94 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
95 Altierus Career College-Henderson Henderson, NV
96 Texas State Technical College Waco, TX
97 Lock Haven University Lock Haven, PA
98 Victor Valley College Victorville, CA
99 College of the Mainland Texas City, TX
100 Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke, PA
101 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
102 Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
103 Denver College of Nursing Denver, CO
104 La Roche College Pittsburgh, PA
105 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
106 Carrington College-Mesquite Mesquite, TX
107 Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science Cincinnati, OH
108 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA
109 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
110 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
111 Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, IA
112 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
113 Alfred State College Alfred, NY
114 Taylor College Belleview, FL
115 Kent State University at Tuscarawas New Philadelphia, OH
116 University of Pittsburgh - Bradford Bradford, PA
117 Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Canton, OH
118 Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN
119 Passaic County Community College Paterson, NJ
120 Goodwin College East Hartford, CT
121 Modesto Junior College Modesto, CA
121 CUNY Medgar Evers College Brooklyn, NY
122 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
123 SUNY Delhi Delhi, NY
124 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA
125 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
126 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
127 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
128 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
129 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
130 Yuba College Marysville, CA
131 Kent State University at Geauga Burton, OH
132 Kent State University at Ashtabula Ashtabula, OH
133 Cox College Springfield, MO
134 Maria College of Albany Albany, NY
166 Andrew College Cuthbert, GA

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These schools also performed well in our best nursing schools ranking:

Rank School Location
135 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
136 Regis College Weston, MA
137 Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing Pine Bluff, AR
138 Orange County Community College Middletown, NY
139 Kent State University at East Liverpool East Liverpool, OH
140 Ridgewater College Willmar, MN
141 Gateway Community College New Haven, CT
142 St Luke’s College Sioux City, IA
143 Glendale Career College Glendale, CA
144 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
145 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
146 Butler County Community College Butler, PA
147 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
148 Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
149 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
150 Hondros College of Nursing Westerville, OH
151 Northwestern Connecticut Community College Winsted, CT
152 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
153 Evergreen Valley College San Jose, CA
154 Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS
155 Morton College Cicero, IL
156 Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ
157 Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville, PA
158 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
159 Ohio University - Zanesville Campus Zanesville, OH
160 Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ
161 Mount Aloysius College Cresson, PA
162 Weber State University Ogden, UT
163 University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
164 The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cincinnati, OH
165 Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA
166 Lake Region State College Devils Lake, ND
167 Rio Hondo College Whittier, CA
168 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
169 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
170 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, MN
171 Victoria College Victoria, TX
172 Mt San Antonio College Walnut, CA
173 Ocean County College Toms River, NJ
174 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
175 Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA
176 Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY
177 Moorpark College Moorpark, CA
178 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
179 College of Marin Kentfield, CA

Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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