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

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

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Dolan School grad programs are among the Top 20 in the U.S. and #1 in Connecticut for Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing. Egan School DNP and master’s programs are #2 in Connecticut.

Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies and Charles F. Dolan School of Business programs have climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Fairfield Dolan’s Finance, Marketing, and Business Analytics programs improved their standing in this year’s report and are among the Top 20 in the U.S., and Fairfield Dolan’s Accounting program maintained a high ranking of #26 nationally. In the state of Connecticut, Dolan’s Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing programs were ranked #1. 

2023-2024 Best Graduate Business Specialty Programs:

  • Finance #17 nationally, between #16 Fordham (Gabelli) and # 18 Creighton (Heider)
  • Marketing #15 nationally, between #14 Fordham (Gabelli) and #16 Boston College (Carroll) and #16 Cornell (Johnson)
  • Business Analytics #18 nationally, tied with Santa Clara (Leavey), and between #16 Northwestern (Kellogg), #16 Arizona State University (W.P. Carey),and #20 NC State (Poole)
  • Accounting #26 nationally, tied with MIT (Sloan) and University of Wisconsin
  • Part-Time MBA #76(T) nationally and #2 in Connecticut

Among the best nursing schools that offer master’s degrees, the Egan School ranked #73 in a tie with four schools, including Michigan State and Quinnipiac, and also tied with Quinnipiac for #2 in Connecticut, behind Yale.

2023 - 2024 Best Graduate Schools – Nursing:

  • #73 (T) nationally, #2 (T) in Connecticut among schools with master’s programs.
  • #74 (T) nationally, #2 (T) in Connecticut among schools with DNP programs.

Ranking factors for the 2023-2024 Best Business Schools Rankings included peer assessment score based on fall 2022 and early 2023 surveys “that asked business school deans and MBA program directors to rate the overall academic quality of the other part-time programs on a scale from marginal (1) to outstanding (5). A school's score is the average rating of all the responses.

U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of nursing master’s and DNP programs are based on factors including faculty resources, research activity, quality assessment, program size, and student selectivity.

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