Island University Ranked Among Top 10 in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

January 08, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— The Master of Science in Nursing program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been ranked in the top 10 for 2014 Best Online Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

A&M-Corpus Christi received the No. 10 spot out of 130 schools with online programs. These programs were assigned an overall numerical rank based on the following factors: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; peer reputation; and admissions selectivity.

“Through innovations in online learning, the Island University brings our nursing programs to underserved and rural areas of Texas,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President/CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “These students will help meet the growing need for medical professionals in their communities and throughout the nation.”

The top 10 ranking is a jump from a ranking of 31 in the 2013 list.

“We are honored to continue to rise in rankings like U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Mary Jane Hamilton, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “Our distinguished faculty makes it a priority to provide the best online tools and use the latest online learning techniques to reach those who are unable to make it to our campus.”

The Island University has been a statewide leader in nursing education for decades; distinctions include grants and recognition from the White House for its outreach to veterans. The College also was recently awarded the 2013 Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

In October, U.S. News and World Report  ranked Texas A&M -Corpus Christi as one of the best colleges in the nation in the following categories: “Best Nursing Programs,” “Fine Arts Graduate Program,” “Part-time MBA,” and “High School Counselor.”