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Registered Nursing Schools in Massachusetts

4,688 students earned Registered Nursing degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

A Registered Nursing major is the 1st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in Massachusetts

Registered Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,663
Associate’s Degree 1,472
Master’s Degree 316
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 144
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 144
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 80
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 80
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 80
Post-Master’s Certificate 13
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 13

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a registered nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Registered Nursing Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of registered nursing majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.0%
  • Black or African American: 12.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.0%
  • White: 63.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 11.6%
Registered Nursing Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in Massachusetts

In this state, there are 82,350 people employed in jobs related to a registered nursing degree, compared to 3,007,670 nationwide.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, registered nursing grads earn an average of $87,970. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,510.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 44 colleges in Massachusetts that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Regis College

Weston
528 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
2,757 Total Students

The average student takes 4.25 years to complete their degree at Regis College. An average student at Regis College will pay a net price of $27,670. The student loan default rate is 4.80% which is lower than average.

#2

Laboure College

Milton
349 Degrees in Major Awarded
845 Total Students

39% of the teachers are full time. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 5.70% which is lower than average.

326 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
7,064 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $75,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

315 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,900 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.00%. 10% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $54,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

#5

Curry College

Milton
224 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
2,580 Total Students

The 6.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.19 years to complete their degree at Curry. An average student at Curry will pay a net price of $30,293.

218 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
21,627 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $54,400 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 74%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.00%.

200 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.14 years to complete their degree at UMass Amherst. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

190 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,082 Total Students

The 2.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $28,568. 17% of the teachers are full time.

160 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
8,338 Total Students

The 7.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time.

#10

Elms College

Chicopee
132 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,531 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $43,100 after earning their degree at this institution. This private school has an average net price of $22,803. The full-time teacher rate is 30%.

Registered Nursing Careers in MA

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

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

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to registered nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Family Practice Nursing 736
Nursing Science 325
Nursing Practice 303
Nursing Research & Other 178
Adult Health Nursing 78
Nursing Education 56
Nursing Administration 55
Clinical Nurse Specialist 24

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