U.S. News Ranks Fairfield Among Best in U.S. for Graduate Programs

U.S. News Ranks Fairfield Among Best in U.S. for Graduate Programs

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Fairfield Dolan's Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing programs rank in the top 25 nationally. Accounting and Business Analytics programs rank #1 in CT, and Marketing and Finance are #2, behind Yale.
Fairfield Egan jumps 15 spots to #58 among best nursing schools in the U.S. that offer master’s degrees.

Graduate programs in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business and the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies have once again risen in this year’s 2024 U.S. News Best Graduate School rankings.

Fairfield Dolan’s Accounting program rose 10 spots to #16 (T), once again in the Top 20 in the U.S. Fairfield Dolan’s Marketing program was also ranked in the Top 20 at #17 (T). Business Analytics (T) and Finance programs were both ranked #25 in the nation. Continuing the upward trend, Fairfield Dolan’s Part-Time MBA program rose 23 spots to #53 (T).

2024-2025 Best Graduate Business Specialty Programs:

  • Accounting #16, nationally, tied with Arizona State (W.P. Carey) and Seattle (Albers)
  • Marketing #17, nationally, tied with Dartmouth (Tuck), Indiana (Kelley) and St. Joseph (Haub)
  • Business Analytics #25, nationally, tied with Northwestern (Kellogg), University of Texas at Dallas (Jindal), Scranton (Kania), and Rockhurst University (Helzberg)
  • Finance #25, nationally

Among best nursing schools in the U.S. that offer master’s degrees, Fairfield Egan rose 15 spots to #58 (T) this year. The Egan School’s DNP program also rose 2 spots to #72.

2024 - 2025 Best Graduate Schools – Nursing:

  • #58 (T) nationally, and #2 in Connecticut among schools with master’s programs, after Yale.
  • #72 (T) nationally, and #3 in Connecticut among schools with DNP programs

For the 2024-2025 edition, U.S. News also reported additional specialty programs rankings — new survey-based rankings for twelve disciplines that are based solely on peer assessment. Fairfield Egan and the School of Education and Human Development received award-winning rankings in the following peer-reviewed disciplines:

  • Nursing Anesthesia #29
  • Nursing Midwifery #17
  • Social Work #142 (T)

Ranking factors to determine Best Part-Time MBA include peer assessment, GMAT/GRE scores, average undergraduate GPA, work experience, part-time student total, and part-time student ratio.

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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