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Nursing Schools in Massachusetts

6,507 students earned Nursing degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,243
Associate’s Degree 1,472
Master’s Degree 1,301
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 244
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 244
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 244
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 144
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 144
Post-Master’s Certificate 103
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 103

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 5.2%
  • Black or African American: 11.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.9%
  • White: 64.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 11.1%
Nursing Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Massachusetts

In this state, there are 104,990 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $119,380, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 46 colleges in Massachusetts that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

765 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,535 Total Students

8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 2.10% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.10 years.

#2

Regis College

Weston
528 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
3,194 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.25 years to complete their degree at Regis College. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

430 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
15,989 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 62% are considered full time. A typical student attending UMass Boston will pay a net price of $13,369.

381 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
7,366 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate. In their early career, MCPHS University grads earn an average salary of $75,700. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#5

Laboure College

Milton
349 Degrees in Major Awarded
988 Total Students

39% of the teachers are full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $35,549. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.70%.

315 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,199 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 82%. 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.

315 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,857 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 10% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network grads earn an average salary of $54,400.

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

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $21,396. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. 91% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#9

Curry College

Milton
245 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
2,519 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time. In their early career, Curry grads earn an average salary of $39,500. This private school has an average net price of $30,293.

218 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
22,207 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 74%. The student loan default rate of 2.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $31,855.

Nursing Careers in MA

Some of the careers 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
Medical and Health Services Managers 16% $113,690
Registered Nurses 13% $86,860
Nurse Anesthetists 8% $182,550
Nurse Midwives 7% $118,640

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Public Health 1,840
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,602
Rehabilitation Professions 1,444
Allied Health Professions 1,352
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,045
Mental & Social Health Services 1,018
Allied Health Services 888
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 694

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