U.S. News and World Report recognizes UHV programs
March 16, 2013 at 5:03 p.m.
Updated March 15, 2013 at 10:16 p.m.
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For the first time, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration as one of the nation's best graduate schools.
The annual "Best Graduate Schools" ranking is a highly regarded resource for those seeking the best schools for attaining a master's, professional or doctoral degree.
The 2014 report, released Tuesday, ranked the university's School of Business Administration No. 139 among online graduate business programs.
Additionally, the UHV School of Nursing was ranked No. 295 for its graduate nursing program.
Rankings of graduate health fields such as nursing were based on earlier surveys and were republished in the 2014 report.
The online business programs were ranked using criteria such as graduation rate, program accreditation, admissions criteria and faculty credentials.
"I was pleased to learn that the business school was ranked by U.S. News for the first time," said Farhang Niroomand, dean of the UHV School of Business Administration. "Our faculty and staff work hard to prepare our students for a successful business career. It is great to see that their work is paying off with recognition like this."
The U.S. News nursing ranking was originally published in 2011. All the health rankings are based solely on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, administrators and faculty at accredited degree programs and schools in each discipline.
The UHV School of Nursing is the university's newest school.
"Our first Master of Science in Nursing students graduated in 2009, so it is wonderful to be ranked after just two years of graduating MSN students," said Kathryn Tart, founding dean of the UHV School of Nursing. "The ranking is a testament to the work done by the faculty and staff and the high quality of students the School of Nursing attracts. We know we are meeting nursing education needs for the communities we serve."