Fairfield University Egan School Named Top 5 in New England Region by Nursing Schools Almanac

Fairfield University Egan School Named Top 5 in New England Region by Nursing Schools Almanac

The 2019 ranking collected data on over 3,000 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States and evaluated nursing schools on academic prestige and value, breadth and depth of programs, and student success.

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (December 19, 2019) — Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies has been named in the top 5 among nursing schools in the New England Region by Nursing Schools Almanac’s 2019 ranking of the 60 Best Nursing Schools in New England. Ranked at No. 5 by the online nursing student resource, Fairfield is joined by the likes of Yale University (No. 1), Boston College (No. 2), University of Connecticut (No. 3), and University of Massachusetts Medical School (No. 4) in the Nursing Schools Almanac’s 2019 review. 

Each nursing school in the region was ranked on three dimensions: the institutions academic prestige and perceived value; the breadth and depth of nursing programs offered; and student success, particularly on the NCLEX licensure examination These rankings were then combined into an overall score, producing the comprehensive regional ranking. 

Fairfield’s high placement on the list was credited to their No. 9 ranking in the country by RNtoBSN.org for its hybrid RN-to-BSN program, its distinction as among the best graduate nursing programs by U.S. News & World Report, and its over 90 percent passage rate for the NCLEX among graduates in the past decade.

For more information on Fairfield rankings, visit fairfield.edu/rankings. 

Posted On: December 19, 2019

Volume: 52 Number: 53

Fairfield University is a modern, Jesuit Catholic university rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe are pursuing degrees in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. The University is located on a stunning 200-acre campus on the scenic Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.