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RUSH University prepares students to become leaders in health care. Through community service, research and diversity initiatives, our students are committed to the communities they serve. Learn more about RUSH University and what we have to offer.

RUSH University facts

RUSH University students and alumni

  • Total enrollment, fall 2022: 2,870
  • Degree level
    • Doctoral: 1,730
    • Graduate: 949
    • Undergraduate: 115
    • Certificates: 23
  • Gender: 77 percent female, 23 percent male
  • Average age: 29
  • Residents and fellows: 779
  • Living alumni (colleges and graduate medical education): 39,495

RUSH University academics

  • Bachelor's programs: 3
  • Master's programs: 13
  • PhD programs: 3
  • Professional doctorate programs: 4
  • Certificate programs: 4

Points of distinction

  • The 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” survey ranked nine programs in the College of Nursing and two in the College of Health Sciences among the top ten in the country.
    • The College of Nursing is ranked first in the Nursing Administration and Pediatric Acute Care DNP categories. This is the second straight year it has earned a No. 1 ranking in the Pediatric Acute Care DNP category.
    • The College of Nursing also ranked in the top five in seven other categories: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Pediatric Primary Care, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner — Primary Care, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner — Acute Care, and Nursing Leadership.
    • The College of Health Sciences' Audiology doctorate program, ranked at #8, has been in the top 10 each year since the program’s first ranking in 2008. The Health Systems Management program is ranked at #5.
  • The College of Nursing has ranked No. 1 for the second straight year in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list.
  • RUSH University Medical Center received more than $94 million in total research awards in 2019.
  • At RUSH Medical College in 1847, David Jones Peck, MD, became the first African-American man to receive a doctor of medicine degree from an American medical school. Today, we continue to foster a culture of inclusion in our classrooms, health care settings and laboratories.

View a summary of the last three years in our RUSH University Report 2019-2021.