Fairfield University Tops Report of 2019 Best Nursing Colleges in the U.S.

Fairfield's Egan Ranked Among the Top in 2019 Best Nursing Colleges in the U.S.

For the second consecutive year, Fairfield University has been ranked in the top 5% of all nursing programs in the U.S. by College Factual’s 2019 Best Nursing Colleges report.

Fairfield University’s undergraduate nursing program was ranked #11 out of 519 four-year college and university programs nationwide. The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing was also ranked second of eight colleges in Connecticut.

College Factual’s ranking methodology considers education quality, average earnings of graduates, accreditation, and several other relevant factors. Superior outcomes for students earning nursing degrees at Fairfield University was also considered. Based upon PayScale survey data, a student who graduates from Fairfield University with a degree in nursing will make average early-career earnings of $62,147 and average mid-career earnings of $82,943, surpassing the national averages of all graduates, who make $53,330 in their early career and $70,078 mid-career.

"I continue to marvel at the exceptional work our faculty, staff, and students have accomplished to earn these high rankings. The nursing care provided by the Egan School community positively influences patients and families every day," said Meredith Wallace Kazer PhD, APRN, FAAN, dean of the Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies. "Moreover, our established reputation for nursing leadership confirms our impact on the healthcare delivery system of the future."

Graduate programs in Fairfield’s Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies were also recently named among the best in the nation according to the 2019 “Best Graduate Schools” ranking by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Best Grad Nursing – Master’s: #74 (vs. #88 in 2018) 
  • Best Grad Nursing – DNP:  #58 (vs. #59 in 2018)
In addition to the above rankings, Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies is one of only 16 nursing programs nationwide to be named a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence. Selection for this designation is based on a school’s sustained excellence in faculty development, nursing education research, and student learning and professional development. Fairfield’s Egan School was specifically selected for its sustained efforts to “promote the pedagogical expertise of faculty.”

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