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Online RN-BSN program among nation’s best

Graphic reporting rank of #3 in 2022 Best Online Bachelor's Programs ranking

For the 10th consecutive year, the University of Illinois Chicago’s online bachelor’s programs rank among the top in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. UIC placed at No. 3 nationally in the outlet’s 2022 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings, released Jan. 25.

The rankings reflect the excellence of three online undergraduate programs offered by UIC, of which the College of Nursing’s RN to BSN completion program is the largest, conferring 62% of the degrees earned in the three programs over the past two years. UIC’s online bachelor’s in business administration and bachelor’s in health information management represent 27% and 11% of the degrees, respectively.

“Nursing is at a pivotal time its history. Now, more than ever, nurses must have access to high-quality, affordable educational pathways which support their goals, enhance their competence, and provide them with opportunity for growth in their practice and profession,” said Kate Tredway, clinical instructor and director of the UIC Nursing RN to BSN completion program. “We are so pleased UIC has once again been recognized as a provider of just such a high-quality pathway.”

“UIC is committed to expanding access to education. Online programs help students overcome obstacles to pursing their academic and professional aspirations,” said Javier Reyes, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UIC. “This ranking demonstrates UIC’s dedication to educational access and firm commitment to quality online programs.”

The RN to BSN program aligns with UIC Nursing’s other degree programs by being ranked among the top 20 in its category. The college’s DNP program is ranked No. 9, the MS program is ranked No. 17, and the traditional BSN program is ranked No. 19, all by U.S. News & World Report.

“Institutions of higher education must be sensitive to the unique needs of students already in the workforce,” said TJ Augustine, UIC vice chancellor for innovation. “UIC’s now decade-long track record of top rankings for online bachelor’s programs speaks to our commitment to provide the flexibility and outstanding quality demanded by working professionals.”

U.S. News ranked 384 schools offering bachelor’s degree programs online based on four general criteria, including engagement, student services and technologies, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinion.

The full rankings and methodology are available online at the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Online Programs rankings website.