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Massachusetts Healthcare Colleges

99 Colleges
21,137 Yearly Graduations
$103,691 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,480 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 21,137 students received a healthcare degree from a college in Massachusetts, making it rank #17 in terms of graduations. Massachusetts colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $25,923 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $28,586 per year.

About 60% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,370 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,050 Yearly Degrees
$34,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is 7,366, of which 4,034 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,843 are full-time. 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.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $13,918 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 $75,700 during the early-career years.

#2

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,482 Yearly Degrees
$55,892 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Boston University is 33,720, of which 17,983 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,978 are full-time. Boston U has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 25%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at Boston U take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,099 a year. Boston U has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Boston U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
981 Yearly Degrees
$51,925 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,655 students at Harvard in total, 10,063 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,148 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Only 5% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Roughly 6% of students at Harvard take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,430 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 $70,300 during the early-career years.

#4

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

There are 24,209 undergraduates at UMass Amherst, of which 22,491 are full-time, and there are 31,350 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UMass Amherst. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

57% of UMass Amherst students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

Students who graduate from UMass Amherst with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
891 Yearly Degrees
$58,578 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,878 students at Tufts in total, 5,907 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,742 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The acceptance rate at Tufts is 15%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly 22% of students at Tufts take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,846 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 $51,200 during the early-career years.

#6

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
870 Yearly Degrees
$42,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,761 undergraduates at Simmons, of which 1,607 are full-time, and there are 6,535 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Simmons is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,440 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Simmons is $47,200.

#7

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
817 Yearly Degrees
$53,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeastern University is 22,207, of which 14,202 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,156 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Northeastern. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

About 27% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

43% of Northeastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,792 a year. Northeastern 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 is $54,400.

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

There are 11,857 students at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network in total, 3,588 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,929 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,400 during the early-career years.

#9

Regis College

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

There are 3,194 students at Regis College in total, 1,352 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,124 are full-time. For undergraduates at Regis College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 23% are men and 77% are women.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,341 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Regis College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
569 Yearly Degrees
$75,441 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,199 students at MGH Institute of Health Professions in total, 179 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 179 are full-time. 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%!

Students who graduate from MGH Institute of Health Professions with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $67,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

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

There are 14,170 undergraduates at UMass Lowell, of which 10,862 are full-time, and there are 18,352 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMass Lowell, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 70% of students at UMass Lowell take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,604 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMass Lowell with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

University of Massachusetts - Boston

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

There are 15,989 students at UMass Boston in total, 12,595 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,995 are full-time. It takes the average UMass Boston undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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.

#13

Laboure College

Milton, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
406 Yearly Degrees
$37,713 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 988 students at Laboure College in total, 92 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 18% 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. The student loan default rate of 5.7% 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 $52,000.

#14

Quinsigamond Community College

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

The total student population at Quinsigamond Community College is 7,291, which includes 2,453 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Quinsigamond Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Quinsigamond Community College is $30,100.

#15

Springfield College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
339 Yearly Degrees
$38,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Springfield College is 3,110, of which 2,175 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,158 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Springfield College. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,567 a year. Springfield College has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Springfield College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

North Shore Community College

Danvers, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
328 Yearly Degrees
$5,256 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,388 students at North Shore Community College in total, 1,915 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

24% of North Shore Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,685 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#17

Bunker Hill Community College

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

There are 4,037 full-time undergraduates at BHCC, and 11,352 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,144 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from BHCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Worcester State University

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

The total student population at Worcester State University is 6,204, of which 5,332 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,078 are full-time. It takes the average Worcester State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at Worcester State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,237 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Worcester State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
298 Yearly Degrees
$5,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northern Essex Community College is 4,932, which includes 1,595 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,761 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#20

Boston College

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

There are 9,901 undergraduates at Boston College, of which 9,666 are full-time, and there are 14,747 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Boston College is 4.0 years.

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

Roughly 41% of students at Boston College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,097 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% 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 $57,000.

#21

Salem State University

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

There are 7,706 students at Salem State in total, 6,273 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,997 are full-time. For undergraduates at Salem State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,200 during the early-career years.

#22

Curry College

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

There are 2,312 undergraduates at Curry, of which 1,969 are full-time, and there are 2,519 students altogether. For undergraduates at Curry, the average graduation time 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 typical student loan amount is $10,126 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Curry with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Elms College

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

The total student population at Elms College is 1,495, of which 1,123 students are undergraduates and of those, 997 are full-time. It takes the average Elms College undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

93% of Elms College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,633 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% 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 $43,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Bay Path University

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
265 Yearly Degrees
$35,081 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bay Path University is 3,324, of which 1,817 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,165 are full-time. For undergraduates at Bay Path, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 91% of students at Bay Path take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,971 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Bay Path with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees
$28,875 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,510 students at Lesley in total, 2,128 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,599 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Lesley is 4.3 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 20% are men and 80% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Lesley take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,234 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Lesley with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Massachusetts Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 Springfield Technical Community College 253
28 Middlesex Community College 243
29 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth 233
30 American International College 231
31 Bristol Community College 230
32 Massachusetts Bay Community College 193
33 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester 188
34 Lincoln Technical Institute - Somerville 187
35 Cambridge College 179
36 Merrimack College 171
37 Holyoke Community College 162
38 Becker College 156
39 Massasoit Community College 155
39 Endicott College 155
41 Cape Cod Community College 143
42 Berkshire Community College 138
43 Assumption University 133
44 Roxbury Community College 128
45 New England College of Optometry 121
45 Greenfield Community College 121
47 Western New England University 118
48 Framingham State University 116
49 Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 114
50 Fitchburg State University 108
51 Anna Maria College 87
51 Quincy College 87
53 Bridgewater State University 86
54 Bay State College 83
55 Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing 79
56 Fisher College 70
56 Westfield State University 70
58 MotoRing Technical Training Institute 66
59 Greater Lowell Technical School 65
59 Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School 65
61 Mildred Elley Pittsfield 64
62 Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth 62
63 Suffolk University 60
64 Emerson College 58
65 Gordon - Conwell Theological Seminary 52
65 Berklee College of Music 52
67 Springfield College - School of Professional and Continuing Studies 49
68 Stonehill College 46
68 Southeastern Technical Institute 46
70 William James College 45
71 Diman Regional Technical Institute 44
71 Spa Tech Institute-Ipswich 44
73 Assabet Valley Regional Technical School 43
74 Blue Hills Regional Technical School 38
74 Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School 38
76 Emmanuel College Massachusetts 35
76 Millennium Training Institute 35
78 Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing 32
78 Spa Tech Institute-Westboro 32
80 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology 30
81 Lasell College 28
81 Monty Tech 28
83 Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District 27
83 Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy 27
85 Bancroft School of Massage Therapy 26
86 Dean College 24
87 Charles H McCann Technical School 21
88 Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District 19
89 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 16
90 Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Inc 15
90 Clark University 15
92 Brandeis University 12
93 Hampshire College 9
94 Wheaton College Massachusetts 2
94 Bard College at Simon’s Rock 2
96 Pine Manor College 1
97 Bentley University 0
97 Mount Holyoke College 0
97 Hebrew College 0

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