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Nursing Schools in Massachusetts

1,648 students earned Nursing degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 3rd 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
Master’s Degree 1,301
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 244
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 244
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 244
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: 6.2%
  • Black or African American: 9.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.4%
  • White: 67.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 11.0%
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 21 colleges in Massachusetts that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

This private school has an average net price of $28,568. Most students complete their degree in 4.10 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.10%.

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

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.80%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,300 a year.

#3

Regis College

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

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.25 years to complete their degree at Regis College.

131 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,199 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 82%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $67,900 a year. The student loan default rate is 0.20% which is lower than average.

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

This private institution charges an average net price of $31,855. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $54,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 74%.

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

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. 91% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation.

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

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. This private school has an average net price of $38,127. The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,234 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 81% are considered full time. In their early career, UMass Medical School grads earn an average salary of $63,500. The student loan default rate of 1.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,857 Total Students

10% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $54,400 a year. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#10

Endicott College

Beverly
40 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
4,741 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 28%. The student loan default rate of 2.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. In their early career, Endicott grads earn an average salary of $44,300.

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 1,122
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,106
Rehabilitation Professions 927
Mental & Social Health Services 716
Medicine 669
Allied Health Professions 470
Dentistry 451
Health/Medical Admin Services 366

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