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U.S. News rankings: UIC Nursing’s BSN tops in Illinois


The UIC College of Nursing bachelor’s of science program was ranked No. 19 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges ranking, earning the highest ranking among undergraduate nursing programs in the state of Illinois.

This marks the first time the storied publication has assessed undergraduate nursing programs. UIC Nursing is in good company, tied at No. 19 with Boston College, University of Rochester and University of Wisconsin-Madison. It’s the only undergraduate nursing program in Illinois to make the top 30.

“We’re so pleased U.S. News chose to rank BSN programs this year because it confirms what we already know,” says Dean Eileen Collins, PhD, RN, FAAN, ATSF. “We’re rivaling the best programs in the country for top-notch nursing education, creating a well-prepared generation of nurses for Chicago, Illinois and the nation.”

The BSN program mirrors 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 and the MS program is ranked No. 17, by U.S. News & World Report. Also, our BSN-completion program is the largest online undergraduate program at UIC, earning our university the ranking of No. 2 for online bachelor’s degree programs.

UIC was ranked 46th among public national universities and moved up two spots to 8th in social mobility. That category evaluates the graduation rates of students who receive Pell Grants, which are given to students whose total family incomes are less than $50,000 annually.

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