Alcorn State University’s Cora S. Balmat School of Nursing jumps 52 spots to secure no. 77 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Online Nursing Programs. Last year, the School of Nursing was ranked no. 129.

It is also ranked second in Mississippi.

“I am delighted that U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized Alcorn State’s School of Nursing’s overall excellence by ranking us no. 77 for nursing and 2nd in the state of Mississippi,” said Dr. Shirley Evers-Manly, dean of the Cora S. Balmat School of Nursing. “This ranking is evidence of the tough work and commitment of our amazing faculty, outstanding staff and Brave students.”

U.S. News assessed schools in nursing based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, services and technologies, peer assessment, and student excellence.

Designed for individuals looking to complete or further their education, this year’s edition evaluates more than 1,800 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Prospective students can see how Alcorn State University compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated on

Alcorn’s School of Nursing was founded in 1977. The School has produced hundreds of entry-level and advanced practice nurses employed in various healthcare settings throughout Mississippi and beyond. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including an Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

To learn more about the nursing program, visit Cora S. Balmat School of Nursing.