Simmons Maintains Academic Excellence in USNews Ranking

March 10, 2015

Simmons academic campus

Our Library & Information Science and Nursing programs were ranked among the top master’s programs in the country!

In the 2016 USNews & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” rankings released this week, the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), and the Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) are featured among the best programs in the nation.

Simmons SLIS maintains its 2013 top 10 library and information science ranking; it also ranked highly in several of the specialty categories: #1 for Archives and Preservation, #3 for Services for Children and Youth, #10 for School Library Media, and #14 for Digital Librarianship. Simmons SLIS is the only library and information science school in New England to be ranked among the nation's best library and information science schools.

Simmons SNHS is one of only five schools in Massachusetts to be included in the 2016 ranking of master’s degree nursing programs. Simmons also was recently ranked among the top 10 “best U.S. colleges for a nursing degree” by USA Today, in partnership with College Factual; and was recently ranked among the “Top Online Nursing Schools” in the nation by for its online nursing degree program, Nursing@Simmons.

In addition to USNews and USA Today, other prestigious organizations have recently recognized Simmons College for academic excellence. These include:
  • 2015, The Princeton Review's Guidebook of “Best 379 Colleges” 
  • 2015, The Princeton Review’s “296 Best Business Schools” No. 1 MBA program in the United States with the “Greatest Opportunity for Women”
  • 2014, FORBES list of “America's Best Colleges” 
  • 2014, Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranking of “best value” among 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges