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Mental Health Nursing Schools in Massachusetts

16 students earned Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Mental Health Nursing is the 13th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Mental Health Nursing Majors in Massachusetts

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 15
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a psychiatric/mental health nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Mental Health Nursing Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of psychiatric/mental health nursing majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 18.8%
  • Black or African American: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.5%
  • White: 62.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 6.2%
Mental Health Nursing Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Mental Health Nursing Grads in Massachusetts

There are 88,550 people in the state and 3,187,320 people in the nation working in psychiatric/mental health nursing jobs.

Mental Health Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Mental Health Nursing Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a psychiatric/mental health nursing grad in the state is $92,140, compared to a typical salary of $81,350 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in Massachusetts that offer psychiatric/mental health nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,199 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. In their early career, MGH Institute of Health Professions grads earn an average salary of $67,900. The 0.20% student loan default rate is lower than average.


Boston College

Chestnut Hill
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
14,747 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.04 years. In their early career, Boston College grads earn an average salary of $57,000. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
18,352 Total Students

In their early career, UMass Lowell grads earn an average salary of $41,600. A typical student attending UMass Lowell will pay a net price of $18,882. The student loan default rate is 5.20% which is lower than average.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
31,350 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.14 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $41,200 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

Mental Health Nursing Careers in MA

Some of the careers psychiatric/mental health nursing majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 28% $119,420
Nursing Instructors and Professors 27% $79,710
Registered Nurses 13% $86,860

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Registered Nursing 4,688
Family Practice Nursing 736
Nursing Science 325
Nursing Practice 303
Nursing Research & Other 178
Adult Health Nursing 78
Nursing Education 56
Nursing Administration 55

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