The list was based on a college’s cost, reputation, academic quality and the pass rates for the nursing licensure exam.
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Wright State’s current pass rate on the nursing licensure exam is above 97 percent, while the state average sits at about 87%. The graduate certificate pass rates are also above state averages.
As Wright State has struggled to maintain or increase its enrollment in recent years, its nursing program has grown.
Enrollment in Wright State’s nursing program has increased by more than 39 percent since 2014. There were 491 students training to become nurses at WSU in 2014 while there were 683 last fall, the most recent year for which data is available.
The growth is due in part to the fact that a large portion of the population is aging, resulting in a need for more nurses.
“There’s a huge need for skilled nurses in our community and nationwide,” said Ulrich. “Wright State is helping to fill that critical need.”
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