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Online program named one of nation’s best

UT Arlington is among the top 50 universities in the nation for earning a master’s degree in nursing online, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Programs 2015 rankings.

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s online program ranked No. 31 among 133 schools surveyed, up 34 spots from last year.

“This achievement underscores the commitment of extraordinary faculty and staff who continue to innovate and deliver exceptional curriculum to graduate students whether in the physical or virtual classroom,” says President Vistasp Karbhari.

The online graduate nursing ranking is based on student engagement (30 percent), faculty credentials and training (25 percent), peer reputation (20 percent), student services and technology (15 percent), and admissions selectivity (10 percent).

Enrollment in UT Arlington’s graduate nursing programs rose more than 400 percent from spring 2010 to 2015, jumping from 595 to 3,162.