Belmont University’s Gordan E. Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing and Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business were lauded this week when U.S. News and World Report released its 2016 rankings of Best Graduate Schools, a tool to help prospective graduate students better understand the graduate school landscape and identify potential programs. Belmont’s Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) ranked at No. 115, up from No. 234 in the 2011 rankings, and Massey’s Part-Time MBA ranked at No. 182.
U.S. News’ part-time MBA ranking is based on average peer assessment score, the average GMAT score of students entering in fall 2014, average undergraduate GPA, work experience and the percentage of the school’s enrollment that is part time. The MSN ranking is based on similar data including average peer assessment score, average undergraduate GPA, acceptance rate, faculty resources, student-faculty ratio and research activities, among others.
In addition to its recent U.S. News ranking, Belmont’s MSN program has seen great success through the first time pass rate of graduates. For the 11th consecutive year, graduates of the MSN program for Family Nurse Practitioners have achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on the nursing certification exam totaling 150 student graduates since 2004.