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COLUMBUS, Miss.-- Mississippi University for Women’s RN to BSN Degree Program has been named “Best in the South” by

“This ranking continues to demonstrate the ongoing hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students. The W’s RN to BSN program faculty work diligently with each student to enhance their opportunities for success,” said Dr. Tammie McCoy, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The site ranked The W’s program No. 15 nationally in The Top 66 RN to BSN Online Degrees. produces an Intelligent Score that ranks each university or college from 0 to 100. The site states, “the highest scoring universities are highly-regarded for their RN to BSN programs and relatively wallet-friendly, making it easy to earn back the cost of your degree.”

For the 2021 ranking, Intelligent reviewed 87 nationally-recognized accredited universities and colleges. Intelligent used an algorithm to collect, analyze and combine multiple rankings into a single score in addition to a return on investment assessment to produce the site’s ranking.

“What an honor for our RN to BSN program to receive this recognition of excellence. This is a true testament to our dedicated faculty, staff and students. Our priority is to offer a high-quality education at an affordable rate and this ranking is just one more confirmation of that,” said Dr. Maria Scott, chair of the department of baccalaureate nursing.

According to, registered nurses (RNs) are in high demand with more than 371, 500 nurses need in the United States by 2026 and 700,000 nurses expected to retire in the next decade. The site also highlighted nurses who obtain a bachelor’s degree earn $25, 490 more annually compared to positions that only require a certificate or diploma.

To access the complete ranking, please visit: provides unbiased research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. The website offers curated guides which include the best degree programs as well as information about financial aid, internships and even study strategies. With comprehensive, user-friendly guides and hundreds of program rankings, is a trusted source among students and prospective students.

May 12, 2021
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