Ohio State’s online programs rank among nation’s best

U.S. News ranks nursing graduate programs in the top three for 2017


Columbus, Ohio –The Ohio State University’s online degree programs have been named among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017 rankings.


The College of Nursing online graduate programs ranked third (up from fourth in 2016) and Ohio State’s online bachelor’s degree offerings are ranked eighth by the publication. Also ranked are the university’s graduate engineering programs, which placed 18th.


Online courses offer flexibility for students – especially students who work – and are gaining in popularity. Ohio State offers 15 online degree programs and is dedicated to building an eLearning portfolio that makes the university a national leader.


The College of Nursing offers three online nursing degrees and two multidisciplinary programs. “We are proud to have our exceptional programs recognized by U.S. News, demonstrating that our world-class, caring faculty provide outstanding student education, support and evidence-based curricula online just as they do for our students on campus,” said Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, dean of the College of Nursing and chief wellness officer for Ohio State. “At the College of Nursing, we mentor our students to dream big and have the confidence and skills to lead through personal wellness that transforms health care and improves patient outcomes through best practice.”


Ohio State online programs are available in most states. Degrees available in the College of Nursing include: the RN to BSN and MS in nursing, the doctor of nursing practice (DNP), the master of healthcare innovation (MHI) and the master of applied clinical and preclinical research (MACPR).  




Contact: Lainie Bradshaw, 614-688-1062, Bradshaw.162@osu.edu