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Mount Saint Vincent Ranked Among the Nation’s Top 50 Diverse Colleges

7/11/2019

Study.com Also Ranked Mount Saint Vincent Among the Country’s Best Nursing Programs

The College of Mount Saint Vincent has been recognized  for being one of the 50 most diverse colleges and universities in the country and for offering one of the 50 best nurse practitioner programs in the nation by Study.com. The website’s belief in everyone’s right to an affordable quality education is reflected in their goal to help students through their academic journey and to make better informed college and career decisions.

Study.com developed their list of best NP schools by examining Department of Education data, including school costs and student retention, and explored program-specific factors, including nurse practitioner program diversity, certification exam pass rates, and degrees and certificates offered by hundreds of nurse practitioner programs.

Mount Saint Vincent’s nurse practitioner program was recognized for providing its students with the opportunity to train to become NPs through both an M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner Program and an Advanced Certificate Program in Family Nurse Practitioner. Study.com highlights some of the benefits of the Mount’s Family Nurse Practitioner programs, including active participation in 750 clinical hours, which qualifies students for certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The degree also requires the completion of 42 credits and includes courses covering topics from advanced nursing theory, advanced pathophysiology, and family nurse practitioner theory.

“Over 40 million visitors per month use Study.com to research schools, degrees, and careers,” said Kathryn Jorawsky, Senior Content Lead Strategist at Study.com. “This list of the best NP programs will help our users learn about College of Mount Saint Vincent’s excellent NP program.”

This year, Study.com also selected Mount Saint Vincent as one of the nation’s 50 most diverse colleges and universities. The team at Study.com researched hundreds of colleges when considering their rankings and selected Mount Saint Vincent based on its unique offerings and characteristics. These exceptional characteristics include ethnic diversity of the students and faculty, graduation rates of ethnically diverse students, student clubs and groups, and facilities and programs offered that promote diversity.

“Located in Riverdale, NY, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers small class sizes and a wooded campus that still provides you with easy access to internships and cultural opportunities in nearby Manhattan,” according to Study.com. “You’ll find a diverse student campus, with the student population composed of 41% Hispanic/Latino students, 15% African American students, and 9% Asian students.”

Study.com highlighted the numerous opportunities Mount students have to join campus clubs and organizations focused on diversity and cultural awareness, including the Caribbean Students Association and the Black Student Union. Some groups even offer yearly cultural events, such as the Barrio Festival offered by SAMAHAN, which celebrates Filipino heritage.

Study.com is not the only organization to recognize the Mount for its exceptional academic programs and commitment to diversity. The Mount has been recently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as the first in the nation for two of three categories—student success and social mobility—and top five in all three. Learn more about the Mount’s National Recognition.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.