Citing the quality of South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing faculty members as one of its factors, College Factual ranked the college No. 17 of 500 programs in its “Best Value for the Money” nationwide ranking.

South Dakota State’s accredited program improved its ranking position 81 slots over the previous year’s ranking of No. 98.

“South Dakota State University has risen in the rankings from 2018 to 2019. Some of the factors that have contributed to this increase in quality is a high percentage of full-time teachers, teachers are compensated fairly and students are less likely to default on loans. We’re happy to highlight this school as an excellent place to receive an affordable education in nursing and many other subjects,” said Bill Phelan, co-founder and CEO of College Factual.

College Factual’s Best Nursing Schools for the Money Ranking takes into account the average yearly cost of the school, the average time students take to graduate and the quality the school provides to students. This means schools which rank highly are offering a good value for the money for nursing graduates.

“We appreciate being recognized for our efforts educating nurses and the quality of our faculty,” said Roberta Olson ’64, interim dean of the college.

College Factual, located in Troy, New York, is the leading source of data analytics and insights on college outcomes. It provides in-depth coverage for over 2,500 colleges and universities and over 350 college majors. These insights are available to students from over 200 countries interested in pursuing accredited college degree programs in the United States.

COURTESY OF: SDSU Marketing & Communications

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