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44 Colleges
$79,460 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,589 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 6,631 students received a nursing degree from a college in Massachusetts, making it rank #18 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $19,865 per year to get their degree at a college in Massachusetts, while out of state students will pay an average of $24,165 per year.

An estimated 51% of college students in Massachusetts take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,397 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Regis College

Weston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$46,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
73% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,307 undergraduates at Regis College, of which 1,021 are full-time, and there are 3,460 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 76% are women.

73% of Regis College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,728 a year. Regis College has a 0.7% 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 Regis College is $48,633.

#2

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$44,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
66% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Simmons University is 6,263, of which 1,736 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,609 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 66% of students at Simmons take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,809 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Simmons is $55,764.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$37,230 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
68% Freshmen Loans

There are 7,501 students at MCPHS University in total, 3,970 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,705 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MCPHS University is 4.2 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 19% of accepted students are men, and 81% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at MCPHS University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $14,284 a year. MCPHS University has a 0.9% 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 $84,319 during the early-career years.

#4

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
$15,132 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
60% Freshmen Loans

There are 16,259 students at UMass Boston in total, 12,871 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,279 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Boston is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,499 a year. 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 UMass Boston with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $54,570 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Laboure College

Milton, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$32,813 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
100% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,188 students at Laboure College in total, 112 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,444 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Laboure College is $63,071.

#6

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$86,395 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 170 undergraduates at MGH Institute of Health Professions, of which 170 are full-time, and there are 1,269 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

MGH Institute of Health Professions has a 0.2% 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 MGH Institute of Health Professions is $72,055.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$46,397 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,238 undergraduates at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network, of which 1,528 are full-time, and there are 11,310 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network has a 0.5% 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 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is $71,049.

#8

Curry College

Milton, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$44,530 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
82% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,206 undergraduates at Curry, of which 1,895 are full-time, and there are 2,410 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Curry is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

82% of Curry students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,082 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Curry is $42,947.

#9

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
$16,952 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
41% Freshmen Loans

There are 31,642 students at UMass Amherst in total, 24,233 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,212 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at UMass Amherst is 91%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,550 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMass Amherst is $57,010.

#10

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$64,176 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
33% Freshmen Loans

There are 9,780 undergraduates at Boston College, of which 9,571 are full-time, and there are 14,934 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Boston College. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

Only 19% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

33% of Boston College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,581 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Boston College is $74,589.

#11

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$60,192 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
45% Freshmen Loans

There are 22,905 students at Northeastern in total, 15,156 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,131 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Only 18% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

45% of Northeastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,086 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $71,049 during the early-career years.

#12

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
$14,854 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
59% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth is 7,869, of which 6,027 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,122 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Dartmouth is 4.4 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,600 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMass Dartmouth with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,727 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
$11,978 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
68% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,716 undergraduates at Salem State, of which 4,444 are full-time, and there are 7,242 students altogether. For undergraduates at Salem State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Salem State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,749 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Salem State is $48,959.

#14

Endicott College

Beverly, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$37,776 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
71% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Endicott College is 4,287, of which 3,076 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,840 are full-time. It takes the average Endicott undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,241 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,884 during the early-career years.

#15

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
$10,921 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
65% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,815 undergraduates at Fitchburg State, of which 2,831 are full-time, and there are 6,728 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Fitchburg State is 4.4 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,441 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,062 during the early-career years.

#16

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
$5,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
37% Freshmen Loans

There are 6,942 students at Quinsigamond Community College in total, 2,425 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,295 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,442 during the early-career years.

#17

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
$16,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
60% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Massachusetts - Lowell is 18,150, of which 13,813 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,637 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

60% of UMass Lowell students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,063 a year. UMass Lowell has a 0.8% 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 UMass Lowell is $59,876.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$27,587 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 288 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 2.3% 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 $82,794.

#19

Elms College

Chicopee, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$40,635 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
76% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,030 undergraduates at Elms College, of which 881 are full-time, and there are 1,355 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Elms College is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,552 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% 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 $48,841 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private

#21

Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
$10,786 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
59% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Worcester State University is 5,724, of which 4,958 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,871 are full-time. For undergraduates at Worcester State, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,757 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Worcester State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,806 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Bristol Community College

Fall River, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
$5,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
39% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,680 full-time undergraduates at Bristol, and 6,256 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

39% of Bristol students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,116 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bristol is $29,905.

#23

Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
$11,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
72% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,395 students at Westfield in total, 4,633 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,812 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Westfield is 4.2 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

72% of Westfield students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,334 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,359 during the early-career years.

#24

Massasoit Community College

Brockton, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
$5,376 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
14% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,016 full-time undergraduates at Massasoit Community College, and 5,665 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,094 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Massasoit Community College is $37,138.

#25

American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$40,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
74% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at American International College is 2,612, of which 1,381 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,281 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at AIC is 4.3 years.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,293 a year. AIC has a 1.5% 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 $45,841.

Other Massachusetts Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Springfield Technical Community College 72
27 Cape Cod Community College 67
28 Middlesex Community College 65
29 North Shore Community College 59
30 Bunker Hill Community College 57
31 Bay State College 43
31 Holyoke Community College 43
33 Greenfield Community College 42
34 Quincy College 40
34 Berkshire Community College 40
36 Anna Maria College 38
37 Framingham State University 36
38 Northern Essex Community College 20
39 Emmanuel College Massachusetts 19
40 Fisher College 18
41 Bay Path University 10
42 Roxbury Community College 1
43 Mount Wachusett Community College 0
43 Massachusetts Bay Community College 0

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