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Online MSN Degree Ranked in Top 50 Nationally

US News also ranks program 3rd in Ohio


The Online Master of Science in Nursing program in Cleveland State University’s School of Nursing has been ranked 45th nationally and number 3 in the state of Ohio, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of the Best Online Degree Programs. This marks the first time that the Master’s program has been ranked in the top 50 nationally.

“This ranking reflects the graduate faculty’s commitment to providing high quality academics and experiential learning that prepare students to enter the dynamic and constantly evolving health care work force,” notes Maureen Mitchell, director of the MSN program at CSU. “We are particularly proud of our attention to individualized study that meets the needs of our students and their employers in an urban health care environment.”

Designed for working professionals and recent college graduates seeking to expand their earning potential and employment opportunities, CSU’s Online MSN degree assists students in developing a course of study that meets their particular educational needs while also providing the flexibility needed to achieve academic, professional and personal success. In addition, the School of Nursing has numerous partnerships with local health care institutions to assist working nurses in enhancing their education, while also providing engaged learning opportunities for current graduate students.

U.S News & World Report ranked programs based on admissions selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions and academic and career support services offered to students. The full list of the Best Online Degree Programs can be viewed at