The Kentucky State University School of Nursing and Health Sciences was recently ranked in the top five among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nursing schools by TopRNtoBSN.com.

“Kentucky State has earned a reputation as one of the best HBCU nursing colleges in the nation,” according to rankings provided by TopRNtoBSN.com.

Kentucky State offers several nursing degree options, including associate degrees, an RN to BSN program and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

“(HBCUs) have an oversized influence on healthcare for minorities and HBCU nursing colleges deserve recognition,” according to TopRNtoBSN.com.

Programs were ranked by using cost, reputation (gathered from Niche student reviews) and alumni salary (using College Scorecard data).

“The 15 highest-scoring colleges and universities provide students not only with a thorough education in nursing care, but with a degree that combines job-market reputability with affordable tuition rates and a solid return on investment,” according to TopRNtoBSN.com.