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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. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Massachusetts is $18,527 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $22,571 a 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 1,809 undergraduates at Simmons, of which 1,631 are full-time, and there are 6,082 students altogether. It takes the average Simmons undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,440 a year. Simmons has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Simmons with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Regis College

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

The total student population at Regis College is 2,757, of which 1,395 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,149 are full-time. It takes the average Regis College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 23% of accepted students are men, and 77% are women.

Roughly 83% of students at Regis College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,341 a year. Regis College has a 4.8% 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 Regis College is $35,800.

#3

University of Massachusetts - Boston

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

There are 16,164 students at UMass Boston in total, 12,714 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,017 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. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

52% of UMass Boston students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,819 a year. UMass Boston has a 5.8% 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 Boston is $39,300.

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

There are 3,966 undergraduates at MCPHS University, of which 3,727 are full-time, and there are 7,064 students altogether. For undergraduates at MCPHS University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 24% 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 845 students at Laboure College in total, 65 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.

Roughly 100% of students at Laboure College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $52,000 during the early-career years.

#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

There are 215 undergraduates at MGH Institute of Health Professions, of which 215 are full-time, and there are 1,250 students altogether. 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MGH Institute of Health Professions is $67,900.

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

The total student population at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is 11,900, of which 3,994 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,177 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network has a 2.0% 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 $54,400.

#8

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

There are 23,515 undergraduates at UMass Amherst, of which 21,784 are full-time, and there are 30,593 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at UMass Amherst is 91%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMass Amherst is $41,200.

#9

Curry College

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

There are 2,358 undergraduates at Curry, of which 1,991 are full-time, and there are 2,580 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Curry is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 81% of students at Curry take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,126 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.6% which is much lower than the average 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 13,909 undergraduates at Northeastern, of which 13,864 are full-time, and there are 21,627 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Northeastern is 97%, 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 27%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,792 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeastern is $54,400.

#11

Quinsigamond Community College

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

There are 7,263 students at Quinsigamond Community College in total, 2,539 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

50% of Quinsigamond Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Quinsigamond Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Salem State University

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

There are 8,338 students at Salem State in total, 6,811 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,434 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,356 a year. Salem State has a 7.4% 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 $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 6,841 undergraduates at UMass Dartmouth, of which 5,895 are full-time, and there are 8,513 students altogether. It takes the average UMass Dartmouth undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

78% of UMass Dartmouth students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,046 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% 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 $39,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Elms College

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

There are 1,151 undergraduates at Elms College, of which 1,003 are full-time, and there are 1,531 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Elms College is 4.1 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 28% of accepted students 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. Elms College 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 Elms College is $43,100.

#15

Mount Wachusett Community College

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

There are 1,300 full-time undergraduates at MWCC, and 3,724 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at MWCC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MWCC is $28,600.

#16

Endicott College

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

There are 4,794 students at Endicott in total, 3,132 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,793 are full-time. It takes the average Endicott undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students 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 student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Endicott is $44,300.

#17

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

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

There are 14,004 undergraduates at UMass Lowell, of which 10,651 are full-time, and there are 18,242 students altogether. UMass Lowell has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

70% of UMass Lowell students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMass Lowell is $41,600.

#18

Boston College

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

There are 14,720 students at Boston College in total, 9,927 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,696 are full-time. For undergraduates at Boston College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

About 32% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%!

Students who graduate from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $57,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 1,336 undergraduates at AIC, of which 1,211 are full-time, and there are 3,152 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at AIC is 4.4 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

85% of AIC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

The total student population at Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing is 281, which includes 17 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $63,400 during the early-career years.

#21

Fitchburg State University

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

There are 4,163 undergraduates at Fitchburg State, of which 3,319 are full-time, and there are 7,199 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,134 a year. Fitchburg State has a 6.5% 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 Fitchburg State is $35,500.

#22

Springfield Technical Community College

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

There are 2,112 full-time undergraduates at STCC, and 4,921 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

17% of STCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from STCC is $26,800.

#23

Worcester State University

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

The total student population at Worcester State University is 6,217, of which 5,380 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,164 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

70% of Worcester State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Worcester State is $37,900.

#24

Bunker Hill Community College

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

There are 12,522 students at BHCC in total, 4,156 are 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,300 during the early-career years.

#25

Framingham State University

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

There are 3,937 undergraduates at Framingham State, of which 3,421 are full-time, and there are 5,565 students altogether. It takes the average Framingham State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

74% of Framingham State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%!

Students who graduate from Framingham State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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