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Nova Southeastern University Online Educational Programs Recognized by U.S. News & World Report



FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – U.S. News & World Report has released its annual report on the best online educational programs available in the United States, and several Nova Southeastern University (NSU) programs were recognized.

The NSU online educational programs that were cited by U.S. News are:

  • Graduate Program, Criminal Justice, ranked 24th;
  • Master’s in Nursing, ranked 49th;
  • Graduate Program, Business (non-MBA,) ranked 78th; and
  • Graduate Program, Education, ranked 95th.

This is the first year that NSU’s graduate business (non-MBA) and graduate education programs were ranked, whereas its criminal justice program slipped two spots from 22nd (2015) to 24th (2016) while the nursing program jumped 28 spots, from 77th in 2015 to 49th in 2016.

“NSU has been at the forefront of online education since students began logging onto the Internet, and we continue to strive to make all of our programs the best they can be,” said Ralph Rogers, Ph.D., NSU’s executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. “We are constantly evaluating to see how we can improve our current programs, how we can continue making them vibrant and robust options for students, and how we can expand what we offer to serve even more students across the state, nation and globe.”

For its rankings, U.S. News & World Report used various criteria and methodologies. They included, but were not limited to: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; admissions selectivity; and peer reputation.




About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 24,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information.


January 13, 2016

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