U.S. News & World Report Ranks Fairfield Grad Programs Among Best in Nation

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Fairfield Grad Programs Among Best in Nation

The annual grad school rankings have again placed Fairfield Dolan’s business programs in the top 25 in the nation. Accounting and Marketing programs placed #1 in Connecticut, and Finance placed #2 in the state, following Yale. Fairfield Egan placed #3 in Connecticut for its DNP program, and tied at #3 in the state for its master’s programs.

Graduate programs within the Charles F. Dolan School of Business and the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies have once again been ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate School rankings.

Fairfield Dolan’s Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Business Analytics programs were among the Top 25 in the U.S.

Finance, Marketing, and Business Analytics maintained or increased their specialty rankings in the 2023 report. Fairfield Dolan’s Part-Time MBA Program jumped 35 spots this year to #92, in a tie with University of Tennessee and Florida Atlantic University. 

2023 Best Graduate Business Specialty Programs:

  • Accounting #19 (between #18 MIT and #20 Columbia University), and the only school in Connecticut ranked in the Top 20.
  • Finance #19, also ranked in the Top 20 and #2 in Connecticut following #17 Yale.
  • Marketing #18, and the only school in Connecticut ranked in the Top 20.
  • Business Analytics #21, and the only school in Connecticut ranked in the Top 25.
  • Part-Time MBA #92, and #2 in Connecticut.

Among the Best Nursing Schools that offer Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees, Fairfield was ranked #3 in the state, and nationally tied at #76 with Samford University, Seattle University, and University of Wisconsin. Fairfield Egan also tied at #80 among Best Nursing Schools that offer master’s programs nationwide, and tied at #3 statewide with Quinnipiac University.

2023 Best Graduate Schools Rankings – Nursing Schools:

  • #76 (tie) nationally, #3 in Connecticut, among schools with DNP programs.
  • #80 (tie) nationally, #3 (tie) in Connecticut, among schools with Master’s programs.

Ranking indicators for the 2023 Best Business Schools Rankings included quality assessment (peer assessment score and recruiter assessment score), placement success — which considers employment rates and earnings, and student selectivity. Specialty Rankings are “based solely on ratings by business school deans and directors of AACSB-accredited MBA programs from the list of schools surveyed,” according to U.S. News & World Report.

Ranking indicators for the 2023 Best Nursing Schools Rankings included quality assessment (peer assessment score, and health care professionals assessment score), research activity, faculty resources, master’s and DNP program student selectivity, and program size.

For more information on Fairfield University rankings and accolades visit Fairfield.edu/rankings.

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