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Rivier University recognized for top programs in the U.S.

Rivier continuously strives to fulfill its motto, Altiora et Meliora—Higher and Better.

Recognized for top programs in a national education survey

Rivier University top rankingTen Rivier University programs have been awarded top ranking status by, an organization that evaluates degree programs to assist prospective college students. The company recently released its 2022 higher education resource guide ranking thousands of U.S. institutions based on an assessment of 2,900 accredited colleges and universities. The research identifies programs in the nation based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.

“Rivier University maintains a strong focus on workforce development,” says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President. “These top program rankings in nursing, information technology, business, and counseling advance the pipeline of highly qualified professionals serving in these industries. This is crucial as the country works to overcome challenges in healthcare, supply chain management, and substance use disorders.” implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement.

Rivier University has been recognized for top programs in the following categories:

Best MBA in Information Technology Degree Programs | Ranked 1                             

Best Online MBA in Information Technology Programs | Ranked 2               

Best MBA in Marketing Degree Programs | Ranked 4                       

Best Online Colleges in New Hampshire | Ranked 5                           

Best Colleges in New Hampshire | Ranked 6                                   

Best Online Substance Abuse Counseling Programs | Ranked 24                 

Best Online Nurse Practitioner Master’s Degree Programs | Ranked 25                    

Best Online Master’s in Information Systems and Technology Programs | Ranked 32                          

“Top rankings across disciplines and in both online and on-campus programs speaks to the quality of a Rivier education,” says Dr. Brian Ernsting, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Rivier faculty and staff continuously strive to provide an education that supports the whole person and maintains the flexibility necessary for adults to be lifelong learners.”

Rivier offers more than 70 programs from the associate to doctoral degree level in business, nursing, public health, biology, biotechnology, education, computer science, cybersecurity management, and a variety of other in-demand fields. For information on Rivier University and its academic programs, visit Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions at or (603) 897-8507 to learn more.