U.S. News & World Report recently released its list of the country’s top graduate programs, and the College of Staten Island saw two of its programs receive honors. CSI’s graduate programs in both Nursing and Physical Therapy rank in the Top 200 schools nationwide of more than more than 10,000 graduate programs and specialties U.S. News has analyzed.

“We are pleased that U.S. News & World Report recognizes what many have long known: that the College of Staten Island provides access to transformational educational opportunities at all levels of study,” said CSI President Dr. Timothy G. Lynch. “This ranking affirms the high-quality, affordable experiences where students have access to top-notch facilities, world-class faculty, and immersive clinical placements that will allow them to become exceptional health care practitioners at a fraction of the cost charged by other institutions.”

CSI’s highest ranking came in its Master’s of Nursing program, which received a ranking score of 136 nationally, measuring in the Top 25% of all ranked schools, and was one of just 20 ranked schools in New York State. According to U.S. News, schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence, including “both master’s programs and DNP programs on their research activity, faculty resources, student excellence and qualitative ratings from experts.” 

Further, CSI was the most outstanding on the list according to value, boasting the lowest per credit cost of all schools within NYS that make this information known to U.S. News.

CSI received similar high marks for its Physical Therapy program, which ranked 164 among only 244 PT programs in the U.S. recognized for excellence. In addition, CSI placed No. 8 among 22 schools in New York State, and once again, boasted the best value index, measuring the lowest cost per credit among State institutions.

For the full list of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Programs, visit their Website.