North Central Missouri College Ranked Nationally for Online Learning Excellence in Nursing

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June 17, 2020

North Central Missouri College has been named one of 2020’s best schools nationally for online learning in nursing by North Central Missouri College earned top honors for the online ADN program and courses that provide high quality education and services to students for an affordable price. To learn more about NCMC’s ranking, visit (

“We are excited to receive this award for our online associate degree in nursing program,” said Kelly Claycomb, NCMC Director of PN to ADN. “To be recognized as one of the top programs in the nation is exciting and shows how committed North Central Missouri College is in assisting nursing students with their educational goals through a progressive, quality curriculum in a technology-rich environment. This achievement couldn’t be earned without the support by everyone at NCMC, and especially our online program coordinator, Sue Nichols.” researched and analyzed more than 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and from the schools themselves. The website’s data science team then applied a proprietary algorithm to rank all qualifying schools for each healthcare discipline. Primary data points include:

  • Number of online programs in subject area
  • Online program tuition and fees
  • Access to academic counseling
  • Access to career placement services
  • Number of online students
  • Percentage of students with institutional aid

To qualify for a ranking, a school must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online program in the ranking subject.

“A number of schools offer distance learning options in nursing,” said Wes Ricketts, founder of “But it can be tough to find one with a balance of quality, affordability and student support. North Central Missouri College has that.”

North Central Missouri College’s recognition comes at a time when colleges and universities across the country are transitioning more of their programs online. Even before COVID-19, enrollment in online courses experienced steady growth. In fall of 2018, 34.7 percent of college students took at least one online class. The pandemic stands to increase that number in the fall of 2020.

To learn more about NCMC’s online nursing program, visit ( or contact the Nursing Department at 660-359-3948.

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