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Massachusetts Nursing Colleges

59 Colleges
7,201 Yearly Graduations
$74,108 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,556 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 7,201 students received a nursing degree from a college in Massachusetts, making it rank #24 in terms of graduations. Massachusetts colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $18,527 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $22,571 per year.

About 57% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,889 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
765 Yearly Degrees
$42,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,761 undergraduates at Simmons, of which 1,607 are full-time, and there are 6,535 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%.

72% of Simmons students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,440 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Simmons is $47,200.

#2

Regis College

Weston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
528 Yearly Degrees
$42,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,194 students at Regis College in total, 1,352 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,124 are full-time. For undergraduates at Regis College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 23% of accepted students are men, and 77% are women.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,341 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Regis College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
430 Yearly Degrees
$14,613 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts - Boston is 15,989, of which 12,595 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,995 are full-time. It takes the average UMass Boston undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at UMass Boston take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,819 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,300 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
381 Yearly Degrees
$34,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is 7,366, of which 4,034 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,843 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 76% are women.

67% of MCPHS University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $13,918 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from MCPHS University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $75,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Laboure College

Milton, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
349 Yearly Degrees
$37,713 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 988 students at Laboure College in total, 92 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 18% of accepted students are men, and 82% are women.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,500 a year. Laboure College has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Laboure College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $52,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
315 Yearly Degrees
$75,441 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at MGH Institute of Health Professions is 1,199, of which 179 students are undergraduates and of those, 179 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $67,900 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
315 Yearly Degrees
$29,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,857 students at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network in total, 3,588 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,929 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $54,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
250 Yearly Degrees
$16,389 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 24,209 undergraduates at UMass Amherst, of which 22,491 are full-time, and there are 31,350 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UMass Amherst. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

57% of UMass Amherst students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,147 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,200 during the early-career years.

#9

Curry College

Milton, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
245 Yearly Degrees
$40,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Curry College is 2,519, of which 2,312 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,969 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,126 a year. Curry has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Curry is $39,500.

#10

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$53,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,207 students at Northeastern in total, 14,202 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,156 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Northeastern. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

About 27% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at Northeastern take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,792 a year. Northeastern has a 2.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northeastern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $54,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
191 Yearly Degrees
$5,658 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,291 students at Quinsigamond Community College in total, 2,453 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,995 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

#12

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees
$11,284 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,706 students at Salem State in total, 6,273 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,997 are full-time. For undergraduates at Salem State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

77% of Salem State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,356 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,200 during the early-career years.

#13

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
183 Yearly Degrees
$14,358 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,405 undergraduates at UMass Dartmouth, of which 5,465 are full-time, and there are 8,154 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMass Dartmouth, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,046 a year. UMass Dartmouth has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,500 during the early-career years.

#14

Elms College

Chicopee, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
157 Yearly Degrees
$37,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,495 students at Elms College in total, 1,123 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 997 are full-time. For undergraduates at Elms College, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

93% of Elms College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,633 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Elms College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees
$5,668 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mount Wachusett Community College is 3,674, which includes 1,218 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

31% of MWCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,778 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MWCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Endicott College

Beverly, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
137 Yearly Degrees
$34,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,050 undergraduates at Endicott, of which 2,809 are full-time, and there are 4,741 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Endicott is 4.1 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at Endicott take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,178 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Endicott with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$15,648 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts - Lowell is 18,352, of which 14,170 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,862 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

70% of UMass Lowell students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,604 a year. UMass Lowell has a 5.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,600 during the early-career years.

#18

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$57,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Boston College is 14,747, of which 9,901 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,666 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Boston College. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 32%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

41% of Boston College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,097 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $57,000 during the early-career years.

#18

American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$36,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,891 students at AIC in total, 1,341 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,272 are full-time. It takes the average AIC undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,409 a year. AIC has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from AIC is $37,600.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
104 Yearly Degrees
$29,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 282 students at Lawrence Memorial in total, 16 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lawrence Memorial is $63,400.

#21

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$10,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,251 students at Fitchburg State in total, 4,043 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,164 are full-time. For undergraduates at Fitchburg State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,134 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,500 during the early-career years.

#22

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
90 Yearly Degrees
$5,328 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,066 students at STCC in total, 2,177 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,213 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,800 during the early-career years.

#23

Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
87 Yearly Degrees
$10,161 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,332 undergraduates at Worcester State, of which 4,078 are full-time, and there are 6,204 students altogether. It takes the average Worcester State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,237 a year. Worcester State has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Worcester State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
83 Yearly Degrees
$4,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bunker Hill Community College is 11,352, which includes 4,037 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

7% of BHCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,144 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BHCC is $29,300.

#25

Framingham State University

Framingham, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees
$11,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,857 undergraduates at Framingham State, of which 3,376 are full-time, and there are 5,456 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Framingham State is 4.4 years.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at Framingham State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,469 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Framingham State is $36,300.

Other Massachusetts Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing 79
28 North Shore Community College 78
29 Becker College 77
30 Anna Maria College 67
31 Greenfield Community College 66
32 Greater Lowell Technical School 65
32 Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School 65
32 Berkshire Community College 65
35 Holyoke Community College 64
36 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester 63
37 Cape Cod Community College 61
37 Westfield State University 61
39 Middlesex Community College 60
40 Northern Essex Community College 50
41 Diman Regional Technical Institute 44
42 Assabet Valley Regional Technical School 43
43 Massasoit Community College 41
44 Roxbury Community College 39
45 Blue Hills Regional Technical School 38
45 Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School 38
47 Bay State College 33
47 Massachusetts Bay Community College 33
49 Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing 32
50 Emmanuel College Massachusetts 28
50 Monty Tech 28
52 Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District 27
53 Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District 19
54 Southeastern Technical Institute 18
55 Mildred Elley Pittsfield 11
56 Fisher College 9
57 Charles H McCann Technical School 8
57 Bay Path University 8
59 Quincy College 1

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