Top MSN programs

A master of science in nursing provides the necessary skills for specialist roles. Practitioner-track MSN programs can lead to a career as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Non-practitioner tracks are the primary path to careers in nursing education or administration. See below the best MSN programs, ranked according to our methodology

Our master's in nursing rankings cover 408 of the 493 universities available, accounting for 96% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $101,473.

Read more
Filters

493 Results (Showing 20 of 493)

  • Nursing
  • Clear all filters
Sort By
Earnings
EarningsPlus
Debt
Rankings
Ranking methodology
#1 in Nursing

Texas A & M International University

Laredo, Texas

Economic score: 0.08

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $129,066

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $55,740

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $18,955

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.15

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Nursing

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

Economic score: 0.09

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $194,357

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $119,007

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $46,818

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.24

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Nursing

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, Texas

Economic score: 0.11

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $116,099

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $42,773

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,808

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.18

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Nursing

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah

Economic score: 0.11

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $90,365

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $16,769

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $12,634

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.14

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Nursing

CUNY Hunter College

New York, New York

Economic score: 0.12

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $122,408

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $36,056

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.17

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Nursing

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.13

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $133,801

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $63,476

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $32,053

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.24

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Nursing

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.13

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $99,563

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $23,191

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $16,651

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.17

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#8 in Nursing

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, Mississippi

Economic score: 0.13

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $96,188

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $36,705

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.21

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#9 in Nursing

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.13

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $108,462

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $32,090

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,582

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.19

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#10 in Nursing

Morningside College

Sioux City, Iowa

Economic score: 0.13

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $88,232

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $28,908

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $17,615

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.20

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#11 in Nursing

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Economic score: 0.14

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $99,594

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $31,364

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $19,900

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.20

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#12 in Nursing

Florida International University

Miami, Florida

Economic score: 0.14

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $162,730

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $87,679

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $48,332

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.30

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#13 in Nursing

California State University-Dominguez Hills

Carson, California

Economic score: 0.14

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $114,249

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $25,765

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.18

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#14 in Nursing

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.15

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $200,367

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $128,225

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $83,089

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.41

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#15 in Nursing

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.15

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $108,214

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $35,877

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $24,687

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.23

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#16 in Nursing

Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire

Economic score: 0.15

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $98,820

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $26,314

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,541

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.21

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#17 in Nursing

Touro University Nevada

Henderson, Nevada

Economic score: 0.15

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $157,377

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $83,223

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $51,121

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.32

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#18 in Nursing

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut

Economic score: 0.15

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $106,421

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $31,071

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $23,009

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.22

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#19 in Nursing

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Economic score: 0.15

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $147,996

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $90,817

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $59,090

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.40

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#20 in Nursing

Fort Hays State University

Hays, Kansas

Economic score: 0.16

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

View school
Earnings: $99,232

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $39,160

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $25,648

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.26

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Show more