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Accreditation and Rankings


School of Nursing

Undergraduate Program:

  • Fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. (P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649, Phone: 1-717-783-7142, www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/nurbd/mainpage.htm)
  • Fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, Phone: 1-202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu)

Graduate Program:

  • The MSN Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Duquesne University

  • The Middle States commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: 267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • The State Board of Education of the Pennsylvania Department of Education


School of Nursing

Duquesne University

Duquesne is at the top of the list among Pennsylvania schools according to Edudemic's newly released 2015 Online College Report, a guide for students that ranks the best online colleges and universities in each state.

Duquesne has again been named a top college by The Princeton Review.
In the 2015 edition of the annual Best Colleges book, Duquesne has been selected as one of the country's 379 outstanding institutions, as well as one of 255 outstanding colleges and universities in the Northeast.

Read about the university's other honors