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RN Schools in Massachusetts

There are 37 Massachusetts schools offering RN programs. 3,703 students graduated with degrees from Massachusetts RN schools in 2010. 1,715 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 1,620 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 3,530 students graduate from RN programs in this state per year. This accounts for 2% of RN students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 81 students graduated with RN certificates, 1,620 with an associate's level degree, 1,715 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 272 with a master's level degree, and 15 with a doctorate level degree.

37 RN schools are in this state. And out of these, while 13 schools are private, 24 schools are public. While tuition at a private RN school varies from $25,188 to $40,542, tuition at a public RN school varies from $7,065 to $11,917.

Average tuition for programs in nursing is $19,030. While the highest tuition for RN programs, which is $40,542 per year, is at Boston College, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,065 each year, is at Framingham State University.

RN schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

RN Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

On average, 3,530 students graduate from RN programs in this state per year. This accounts for 2% of RN students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 81 students graduated with RN certificates, 1,620 with an associate's level degree, 1,715 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 272 with a master's level degree, and 15 with a doctorate level degree.

RN Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 89
  • Certificate 2007: 133
  • Certificate 2008: 87
  • Certificate 2009: 78
  • Certificate 2010: 81
  • Associate 2006: 1511
  • Associate 2007: 1533
  • Associate 2008: 1647
  • Associate 2009: 1587
  • Associate 2010: 1620
  • Bachelor 2006: 1100
  • Bachelor 2007: 1353
  • Bachelor 2008: 1470
  • Bachelor 2009: 1553
  • Bachelor 2010: 1715
  • Master 2006: 127
  • Master 2007: 148
  • Master 2008: 151
  • Master 2009: 153
  • Master 2010: 272
  • Doctorate 2006: 1
  • Doctorate 2007: 3
  • Doctorate 2008: 3
  • Doctorate 2009: 9
  • Doctorate 2010: 15

RN Program Availability in Massachusetts

Massachusetts schools offer a total of 52 programs in nursing. Of these programs, about 38.5% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

RN Program Availability in Massachusetts

  • Certificate: 5
  • Associate: 20
  • Bachelor: 19
  • Master: 6
  • Doctorate: 2

Career Trends

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 54430
  • 25th Percentile: 64730
  • Median: 80260
  • 75th Percentile: 105410
  • 90th Percentile: 129000

Career Trends

Registered Nurses — Employment Trend

Registered Nurses — Employment Trend

Registered Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 68380
  • Median Salary 2007: 71970
  • Median Salary 2008: 76080
  • Median Salary 2009: 77770
  • Median Salary 2010: 80260
  • Total Employed 2006: 76350
  • Total Employed 2007: 78280
  • Total Employed 2008: 79670
  • Total Employed 2009: 83060
  • Total Employed 2010: 85120

Massachusetts vs National RN Employment

Massachusetts vs National RN Employment

  • Employed in Massachusetts: 3.206% (85120)

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1. The University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 1655
(508) 856-2000

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester is 2.4 miles from the center of the city. UMMS offers three RN programs. Out of those, it offers one RN certificate to students, one RN degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree in nursing. Overall, 1,158 students pursue degrees in seven UMMS programs. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks sixth in the state of Massachusetts.

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2. Quincy College

24 Saville Ave
Quincy, MA 2169
(800) 698-1700

Quincy College is located in the center of Quincy and it offers one program in nursing. This community college is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. This college is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in nursing.

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3. The Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

170 Governors Ave
Medford, MA 2155
(781) 306-6600

The Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing offers one RN program and it is in the suburbs of Medford, Massachusetts. This nursing school is a 2-year institution. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering RN programs.

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4. The College of Our Lady of the Elms

291 Springfield St
Chicopee, MA 1013
(413) 594-2761

The College of Our Lady of the Elms is in the suburbs of Chicopee, Massachusetts. This school offers two programs in nursing. Of those, this school offers students one bachelor's level degree in nursing and one master's level nursing degree. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

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5. Laboure College

2120 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124-5698
(617) 296-8300

Laboure College offers two RN programs. More specifically, students are offered one associate's level nursing degree by Laboure and one bachelor's level degree in nursing. Laboure, which is 5.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Boston, MA.

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6. The Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing

680 Centre St
Brockton, MA 02302-1905
(508) 941-7042

The Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing offers one RN program and this school is located in the suburbs of Brockton, Massachusetts. Overall, 350 students seek degrees in one program at this school. This school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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7. Framingham State University

100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
(508) 620-1220

Framingham State University offers one program in nursing and it is near the center of the city. It is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts. In terms of programs, it is the ninth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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8. Worcester State University

486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
(508) 929-8000

Worcester State University is near the heart of downtown and it offers one RN program. Overall, 5,708 students seek degrees in 63 WSU programs.

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9. Bristol Community College

777 Elsbree St
Fall River, MA 02720-7395
(508) 678-2811

Bristol Community College, which is 2.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Fall River, MA and it offers one program in nursing. It is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts.

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10. Berkshire Community College

1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201-5786
(413) 499-4660

Berkshire Community College, which is very close to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is located in a rural area and this college offers one RN program. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

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11. The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

179 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115-5896
(617) 732-2800

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Boston, MA and MCPHS offers one RN program.

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12. Curry College

1071 Blue Hill Ave
Milton, MA 02186-2395
(617) 333-2900

Curry College is in the suburbs of Milton, Massachusetts and Curry offers one RN program. Curry is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in nursing.

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13. Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, MA 1040
(413) 552-2001

Holyoke Community College, which is very close to Holyoke, Massachusetts, is located in a rural setting and it offers one RN program. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing in terms of programs.

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14. Regis College

235 Wellesley St
Weston, MA 02493-1571
(781) 768-7000

Regis College is in the suburbs of Weston, Massachusetts. It offers five programs in nursing. Specifically, it offers students one RN certificate, one degree at the associate's level in nursing, one degree at the bachelor's level in nursing, one master's level degree in nursing, and one RN degree at the doctorate level. Overall, 1,737 students pursue degrees in 34 Regis College programs. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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15. Roxbury Community College

1234 Columbus Ave
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120-3400
(617) 427-0060

Roxbury Community College offers one RN program and it is in the center of Roxbury Crossing. This college is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts.

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16. Mount Wachusett Community College

444 Green St
Gardner, MA 01440-1000
(978) 632-6600

Mount Wachusett Community College offers one program in nursing and it is in Gardner, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is a public 2-year institution.

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17. Quinsigamond Community College

670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606-2092
(508) 853-2300

Quinsigamond Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Worcester, MA and this college offers one program in nursing. Overall, 8,922 students seek degrees in 58 programs at this community college. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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18. Becker College

61 Sever St
Worcester, MA 01609-2165
(508) 791-9241

Becker College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Worcester, MA. This school offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in nursing by this school and one bachelor's level nursing degree. It is a 4-year institution.

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19. The University of Massachusetts - Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125-3393
(617) 287-5000

The University of Massachusetts-Boston is 3.0 miles from the center of the city and it offers one RN program. UMass Boston is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the third largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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20. American International College

1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 1109
(413) 737-7000

American International College, which is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Springfield, MA and it offers one RN program. This school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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21. North Shore Community College

1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers, MA 01923-0840
(978) 762-4000x4350

North Shore Community College offers one RN program and this college is in the suburbs of Danvers, Massachusetts. 7,985 students pursue degrees in 66 programs at this community college, overall. In terms of enrollment, it ranks sixth in the state of Massachusetts.

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22. Emmanuel College

400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 2115
(617) 735-9715

Emmanuel College offers one RN program and this school, which is 2.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Boston, MA. This liberal arts college is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts. In terms of programs, it is the sixth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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23. Endicott College

376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 1915
(978) 927-0585

Endicott College is located in the suburbs of Beverly, Massachusetts and it offers one program in nursing. In terms of programs, EC is the seventh largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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24. Salem State University

352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 1970
(978) 542-6000

Salem State University is in the suburbs of Salem, Massachusetts and Salem State offers one program in nursing. This school is a public 4-year institution. Salem State is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering RN programs.

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25. Massachusetts Bay Community College

50 Oakland St
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-5399
(781) 239-3000

Massachusetts Bay Community College is located in the suburbs of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts and this college offers one program in nursing. This community college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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26. The University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 1003
(413) 545-0111

The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers two RN programs. Specifically, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in nursing and one degree at the master's level in nursing. 27,569 students pursue degrees in 218 UMass Amherst programs, overall. In terms of programs, this university is the fifth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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27. Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 2467
(617) 552-8000

Boston College, which is 0.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Chestnut Hill, MA and this university offers one RN program. This university is a 4-year research institution. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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28. The University of Massachusetts - Lowell

1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854-5104
(978) 934-4000

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell offers one program in nursing and it is located in the suburbs of Lowell, Massachusetts. UMass Lowell is a public, 4-year, research institution.

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29. Bunker Hill Community College

250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129-2925
(617) 228-2000

Bunker Hill Community College offers one program in nursing and this college, which is near the center of the city, is in Boston, MA. This college is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts.

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30. Greenfield Community College

One College Dr
Greenfield, MA 01301-9739
(413) 775-1000

Greenfield Community College offers one RN program and it is in Greenfield, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. In terms of programs, this community college is the sixth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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31. Fitchburg State University

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
(978) 345-2151

Fitchburg State University is in the suburbs of Fitchburg, Massachusetts and this school offers one program in nursing. It is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts. This school is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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32. Simmons College

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898
(617) 521-2000

Simmons College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Boston, MA. Simmons offers three RN programs. Out of those, this school offers students one RN certificate, one RN degree at the bachelor's level, and one master's level degree in nursing. Simmons is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts. This school is the third biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing in terms of programs.

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33. Cape Cod Community College

2240 Iyannough Rd
West Barnstable, MA 02668-1599
(508) 362-2131

Cape Cod Community College offers one RN program and this college, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in West Barnstable, MA. It is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing in terms of programs.

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34. Massasoit Community College

One Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, MA 02302-3996
(508) 588-9100

Massasoit Community College offers one RN program and this college is in the suburbs of Brockton, Massachusetts. 8,053 students pursue degrees in 64 Massasoit Community College programs, overall.

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35. Northern Essex Community College

100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-2399
(978) 556-3000

Northern Essex Community College offers one program in nursing and it is in Haverhill, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is a public 2-year institution.

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36. Middlesex Community College

Springs Rd
Bedford, MA 01730-9124
(978) 656-3200

Middlesex Community College is in the suburbs of Bedford, Massachusetts and it offers one RN program. It is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. This college is the second biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering nursing.

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37. Springfield Technical Community College

1 Armory Sq
Springfield, MA 01105-1296
(413) 781-7822

Springfield Technical Community College is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in nursing. This school is one of 4 technical colleges in Massachusetts.

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