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2021 Best Value Nursing Bachelor's Degree Schools in the New England Region

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

57 Colleges
$25,393 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$62,245 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Nursing Bachelor's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 305,309 degrees and certificates were awarded to nursing students, making the major the most popular in the country.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which nursing program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Nursing Degree Search has developed this Best Value Nursing Bachelor's Degree Schools in the New England Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 57 schools in the New England Region to see which bachelor's degree programs offered the best value experiences for nursing students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

When determining this ranking, we place a high emphasis on the school's quality as well as its sticker price. Even though a college may be affordable, it may not offer value. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

Our calculations use out-of-state tuition and fees in our nationwide and regional rankings. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the New England Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Nursing Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Top 10 Best Nursing Bachelor's Degree Schools

Our 2021 rankings named University of Maine at Fort Kent the best value school in the New England Region for nursing students working on their bachelor’s degree. UMFK is a small public school located in the rural area of Fort Kent.

UMFK undergraduate students pay an average of $12,585 in tuition and fees each year. On average, nursing graduates from UMFK take out $19,792 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $213, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Fitchburg State University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the New England Region list. Located in the suburb of Fitchburg, Fitchburg State is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Fitchburg State are $16,585 a year. After completing their Bachelor's Degree, nursing graduates from Fitchburg State carry an average student debtload of $22,015. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Fitchburg State also did well on our Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the New England Region list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Westfield State University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the New England Region list. Westfield is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Westfield.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Westfield are $16,929 per year. The average amount in student loans that nursing majors at Westfield take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $23,797. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Worcester State University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the New England Region list. Located in the medium-sized city of Worcester, Worcester State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Worcester State are $16,241 per year. After completing their Bachelor's Degree, nursing graduates from Worcester State carry an average student debtload of $20,428. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $265, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Bay State College

Boston, MA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Bay State College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the New England Region list. Located in the city of Boston, Bay State College is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Bay State College are $23,500 a year. While working on their Bachelor's Degree, nursing majors at Bay State College accumulate an average of around $17,978 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $165.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Bay State College also did well on our Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the New England Region list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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With a ranking of #6, Salem State University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for nursing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the suburb of Salem, Salem State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Salem State are $18,065 a year. Nursing majors at Salem State take out an average of $27,042 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Vermont Technical College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value bachelor’s degree nursing programs. Located in the remote area of Randolph, Vermont Tech is a public school with a small student population.

Vermont Tech undergraduate students pay an average of $28,588 in tuition and fees each year. On average, nursing graduates from Vermont Tech take out $30,407 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree.

In addition to its great value ranking, Vermont Tech is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the New England Region list.

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Central Connecticut State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large suburb of New Britain, CCSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at CCSU are $24,028 a year. After completing their Bachelor's Degree, nursing graduates from CCSU carry an average student debtload of $21,941. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $228.

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Husson University

Bangor, ME

Husson University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the New England Region ranking. Husson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Bangor.

Husson undergraduate students pay an average of $18,420 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that nursing majors at Husson take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $29,021. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $284.

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University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

With a ranking of #10, University of Rhode Island did quite well on this year’s best value schools for nursing students working on their bachelor’s degree. URI is a large public school located in the large suburb of Kingston.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at URI are $31,686 per year. While working on their Bachelor's Degree, nursing majors at URI accumulate an average of around $21,815 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $249.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, URI also did well on our Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the New England Region list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Best Nursing Colleges by State

Explore the best nursing colleges for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
New Hampshire 2,009
Vermont 364
Connecticut 2,984
Maine 1,025
Rhode Island 1,064
Massachusetts 6,507

Nursing Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Registered Nursing 251,279
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 15,536
Nursing Administration 9,071
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 6,319
Nursing Practice 6,250
Nursing Science 4,704
Nurse Anesthetist 2,031
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 2,012
Nursing Education 1,991
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 1,266
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 1,022
Critical Care Nursing 643
Clinical Nurse Leader 527
School Nursing 523
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 475
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 464
Clinical Nurse Specialist 428
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing 236
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 211
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing 37
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing 35
Palliative Care Nursing 23

Related Major Annual Graduates
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Aleksahgabrielle.

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