EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 20 Most Affordable Online Bachelor's in Nursing Degrees for 2017:
Demand for highly qualified nurses has been growing due to both demographic realities like an aging population, as well as the changing role of nurses themselves.
This demand has led to a huge increase in the number of Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs available, many delivered exclusively online.
"The job outlook for nursing professionals is outstanding, with an expected growth rate of 17 percent," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "Registered nurses who have a BSN make, on average, over $67,000 per year."
College Choice developed its list by looking at per credit tuition for online BSN programs, and determining which are the most affordable for students.
The ranking for the 20 Most Affordable Online Bachelor's in Nursing Degrees for 2017 finds Georgia Southern University in the top spot. Fort Hays State University is in second, and Georgia College and State University rounds out the top three.
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Governors State University, University Park, IL
Kaplan University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, AR
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi, Delhi, NY
University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, TX
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Western Illinois University, Macomb. IL
College Choice is an online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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