Howard College Ranks #3 in the Southwest for Best ADN Program in 2023

Howard College is proud to announce its recent recognition as the #3 nursing school in the Southwest region for offering the Best Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program in 2023. The accolade comes from a comprehensive evaluation conducted by, an esteemed healthcare education resource, and reflects the institution’s commitment to excellence in nursing education. In the evaluation process, 268 schools offering nursing programs in the Southwest region were meticulously reviewed, and Howard College emerged as a standout institution. The ranking was based on’s rigorous methodology, which considers various factors, including student-to-faculty ratios, graduation rates, NCLEX-RN pass rates, and other important program features.

Howard College achieved an impressive score of 98.22% in the ranking methodology, highlighting the exceptional quality of its ADN program. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of Howard College’s nursing faculty, staff, and students.

“We are thrilled and honored to be ranked as the #3 nursing school in the Southwest for our outstanding ADN program,” said Luci Gabehart, Campus Dean of Instruction & Health Professions /ADN Director, at the Big Spring campus of Howard College. “This achievement reflects our commitment to providing top-tier nursing education, fostering the growth and success of our students, and contributing to the healthcare industry by producing highly skilled and compassionate nursing professionals.” 

The entire Howard College community, including faculty, staff, and students, shares in this remarkable accomplishment. Their dedication to maintaining high educational standards and nurturing future nurses has been pivotal in achieving this recognition.

To learn more about the ranking and the methodology used by, please visit the official article at

Howard College remains committed to its mission to provide quality nursing education, and this recognition further reinforces its position as a leader in nursing programs in the Southwest. The institution looks forward to continuing its commitment to excellence and preparing the next generation of highly skilled and compassionate nurses.

For more information about the ADN program at Howard College, please visit the department webpage:

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