The University of Texas at Tyler graduate nursing programming has once again been cited as one of the best in Texas by U.S. News and World Report.

In the 2017 ‘Best Online Nursing Programs’ edition, UT Tyler master’s and doctoral degree programs are ranked 13th nationwide out of all online graduate nursing programs surveyed. For the second consecutive year, UT Tyler is the highest ranked Texas institution listed.

Universities listed include University of Alabama, Texas Christian University, University of Arizona, Michigan State University, Florida State University and UT Arlington, among others.

“Once again, we are honored to be recognized as one of the premier online graduate nursing programs in the country,” said Dr. Barbara Haas, UT Tyler professor and associate dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “Being the top ranked school in the state of Texas is a reflection of the dedicated faculty and staff at UT Tyler who work so hard to ensure our students are supported and that our programs meet the highest academic standards.”

U.S. News and World Report evaluated only regionally accredited schools that met the federal standard of 100 percent online course delivery. Rankings are based upon student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology and admissions selectivity.

To view the complete listing, visit

Programming within the UT Tyler School of Nursing focuses on community health and prepares future nurse leaders, educators, advanced practitioners and researchers. Courses are flexible with a student focus, while addressing the challenges of a changing health care environment.

The school’s success in educating nurse leaders is best demonstrated by the achievements of graduates in the region and nationwide. They serve as executive officers of large health care institutions and educators in universities and colleges; while others work as advanced practitioners and consultants in settings ranging from rural clinics to government agencies to urban medical centers.

For more information, visit

One of the 14 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 10,000 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.