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Nursing Schools in Massachusetts

6,507 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 312 majors commonly available.

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

There are 104,990 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Massachusetts

Nursing grads earn an average of $119,380 in the state and $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

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,568. The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1.

#2

Regis College

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

The 4.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. 35% of the teachers are full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $27,670.

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

The average student takes 4.75 years to complete their degree at UMass Boston. Graduates earn an average $39,300 after graduation. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,369.

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

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $38,127. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.50%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 37% are considered full time.

#5

Laboure College

Milton
349 Degrees in Major Awarded
988 Total Students

In their early career, Laboure College grads earn an average salary of $52,000. This private school has an average net price of $35,549. The full-time teacher rate is 39%.

315 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,199 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Graduates earn an average $67,900 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 82% are considered full time.

315 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,857 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 10%. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. The student loan default rate is 2.00% which is lower than average.

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

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 79% of the teachers are full time.

#9

Curry College

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

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Graduates earn an average $39,500 after graduation. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 74% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. In their early career, Northeastern grads earn an average salary of $54,400.

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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