Accreditation and Rankings

Accreditation and Rankings

Carson-Newman’s Online RN-BSN program and Online MSN-FNP program are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Carson-Newman has been nationally recognized as one of the top 10 baccalaureate colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report lauded Carson-Newman as a “Great School at a Great Price” and as the leading institution for undergraduate teaching in the South in 2016. Princeton Review commended Carson-Newman University as one of the “Best in the Southeast for 2016.” The University has also been recognized as a “College of Distinction” by CollegesofDistinction.com and named to the President’s Honor Roll by the U.S. Department of Education for the University’s focus on “Service with Distinction.”

Carson-Newman University has also been ranked No.13 in Best Value Schools, No. 34 in Best Colleges for Veterans, and No. 59 in Regional Universities South by U.S. News & World Report. Carson-Newman’s RN-BSN online program and online MSN-FNP program gives busy professionals access to the same academic excellence enjoyed by on-campus students while providing a supportive learning environment that works around a working nurse’s schedule.