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February 18, 2020

Michael Tullier, APR, Tuskegee University Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Shenhaz Reddy,


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The website has ranked Tuskegee University’s nursing program ninth in the United States among those based at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Tuskegee was the only one of Alabama’s eight HBCU-based nursing programs to be ranked.

“Tuskegee University is a historically black private school that trains graduates to be competent and compassionate caregivers,” noted in its rankings. “[I]ts large pool of alumni is working as nurse leaders, actively serving communities across the world.”

Currently, there are more than 40 HBCU-based nursing programs in the country. To determine its top-10 HBCU-based nursing programs, the website’s considered schools’ enrollment, graduation and retention rates; affordability; and reputation using data gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS); U.S. News & World Report; websites that include Niche, Grad Reports and Rate My Professors; and the programs’ official college websites. is an independent educational resource provided for and maintained by passionate educators and healthcare professionals.

Through its Department of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Allied Health, Tuskegee University offers a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing (BSN) — including an RN-to-BSN option. It is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Established in 1948, Tuskegee’s nursing program was the first to offer a baccalaureate degree in nursing in Alabama.

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