Nicholls Named Top School for Health Sciences

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University’s health sciences degree program has been ranked as one of the best in the country by 

Twenty-five schools were included in the ranking with Nicholls at No. 14 as the only school in Louisiana to make the list. 

Using National Center for Education Statistics data, the website reviewed mid-career graduate pay, student retention rates, average SAT scores of accepted students, student reviews and affordability to assign scores from 0-100. 

Citing Nicholls Allied Health Sciences comprehensive curriculum, which is designed for both entry-level students and credentialed healthcare professionals, as well as student reviews and affordability, the website awarded Nicholls with a score of 81.8. 

“It’s exciting when someone from outside of our campus can recognize the accomplishments of our program,” said Jennifer Plaisance, allied health sciences department head. “Rankings such as this one validate the hard work of our faculty, who pour a lot of time and resources into ensuring our students are successful in the classroom and the real world. We pride ourselves on our graduates having the confidence and the foundation to learn whatever skills are required to be a professional in the workforce.” 

One of the most popular departments on the Nicholls campus, allied health sciences has a reputation across the state for training high-performing students and impactful graduates. Students can choose from a degree in dietetics or health sciences with a concentration in pre-professional, pre-athletic training, communicative disorders or nutrition and food services. aims to inform and educate students with an interest in the field of health sciences through interactive articles, FAQs and information on undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 


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