Fairfield University Rises Again in National Rankings — Grad Programs Named Among Best in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Fairfield University Rises Again in National Rankings — Grad Programs Named Among Best in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Fairfield’s business and nursing graduate programs see significant jumps in the annual rankings report.  

Media Contact: Teddy DeRosa, tderosa@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 x2118

FAIRFIELD, Conn., (March 12, 2019) — Graduate programs in Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business and Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies have been named among the best in the nation according to the 2019 “Best Graduate Schools” ranking from U.S. News and World Report– with almost all programs rising this year over last year’s rankings.

The Schools’ rankings were determined, in part, by voting from peer institutions, and were based on factors such as faculty resources, research activity and awarded grants, and student selectivity.

Included in the ranked programs are Fairfield’s part-time MBA and its full-time graduate programs in finance, accounting, marketing, as well as the University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Nursing.

Nearly all programs climbed the list, including the Egan School’s DNP program which jumped 11 spots into the Top 50 in the nation. Fairfield’s marketing and accounting programs remain in the Top 20, and the part-time MBA program is now ranked in the Top 100. The Egan School’s Master of Science in Nursing program is again among the Top 100 in the country.

The full list of rankings for full-time graduate programs in the Dolan School and Egan School is below. 



“Our strong rankings continue to demonstrate the high quality of our faculty and students; theyalso signal Fairfield’s continued commitment to modern excellence through stellar academics, innovative programming, lifelong learning, and growth in our graduate and professional programs,” said Fairfield University President Mark R. Nemec, PhD.

Fairfield University's Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies programs use the latest in medical equipment and small classroom settings to provide a practical and engaging education. The school offers students a strong liberal arts education along with the theory-based knowledge and skills to work in the expanding fields of nursing and healthcare, including new programs in palliative care and midwifery. 

The Dolan School of Business offers a variety of strong undergraduate programs to satisfy all business interests, including accounting, finance, information systems & operations management, international business, management, and marketing. Business studies reflect the 500-year-old Jesuit tradition of academic rigor and personal reflection, which aims to provide an understanding of the larger ethical, moral, and global context of life and work.

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

Posted On: March 12, 2019

Volume: 51 Number: 66

Fairfield University is the 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.