LPN Programs in Massachusetts


Massachusetts has 26 colleges that offer affordable LPN programs which can allow you to earn a Practical Nursing certificate. Here are some community colleges that you can look into –

Berkshire Community College

BCC was established in 1960 and is a two-year community college in Pittsfield. Its main campus is sprawling across a 180-acre area and they also have a satellite facility in Great Barrington.

The Practical Nursing program can be taken in ten months (approximately 40 weeks) of full-time studying. To earn a certificate, you must be able to complete the 48 program credits and some additional requirements.

Greenfield Community College

GCC is a two-year community college that was established in 1962. Yearly enrollment is recorded at 3,000 students. It will do you good to study in this college because it is a member of the Massachusetts Higher Education system.

The Practical Nursing program provides a certificate upon completion of 42 credits. This 10-month curriculum trains students to become respectable LPNs that work in different healthcare facilities. This school guarantees small class sizes that are held in real-world settings and a low faculty to student ratio.

Northern Essex Community College

Also referred to as NECC or Necco, it is a co-educational community college that has two campuses – one each in Lawrence and Haverhill. This was established in the year 1965 and has since then admitted thousands of students. These days, there are more than 6,000 enrollees annually.

NECC’s Certificate in Practical Nursing prepares students to gain knowledge and skills in nursing practice. As a PN student, you will participate in classroom discussions, clinical experiences and lab practice. The program is approved by the MA Board of Registration in Nursing as it is accredited by the NLNAC.    

There are 27 nursing schools in Massachusetts that provide LPN program. We gathered some key information about each school to help you learn more about the schools' characteristics and the programs they provide.

Where applicable we also list weighted average NCLEX pass rate of the students who attended the schools in the last 3 years.

Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, MA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.20%
  • PN: 82.70%

Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, MA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 77.80%
  • PN: 74.30%

Charles H McCann Technical School
North Adams, MA


Greater Lowell Technical School
Tyngsboro, MA


Greenfield Community College
Greenfield, MA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.10%
  • PN: 93.90%

Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, MA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 84.60%
  • PN: 81.00%

Massachusetts Bay Community College
Wellesley Hills, MA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.70%
  • PN: 93.70%

Mildred Elley-Pittsfield Campus
Pittsfield, MA


Mount Wachusett Community College
Gardner, MA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.90%
  • PN: 89.20%

North Shore Community College
Danvers, MA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.70%
  • PN: 89.40%

Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, MA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.60%
  • PN: 97.30%

Quincy College
Quincy, MA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 59.70%
  • PN: 62.80%

Quinsigamond Community College
Worcester, MA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.10%
  • PN: 90.20%

Roxbury Community College
Roxbury Crossing, MA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 72.00%
  • PN: 77.60%

Salter College-West Boylston
West Boylston, MA



Closed Schools/Programs

Medical Professional Institute
Malden, MA

School closed in 2017