Becker College

Worcester, MA 01609
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Becker College is one of the seventy-nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Massachusetts. The campus is located in an urban area, in Worcester.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,892 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 382 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 279 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 73%). Every year 38% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Becker College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $34,650, and fees were $3,600. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $34,650 and $3,600 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students1,892
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 42
Bachelor's degree 3 19
Master's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
10/21/1992 - Current
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions
01/01/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1987 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1160
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,445/credit
In State Students$1,445/credit
Out of State Students$1,445/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$640/credit
In State Students$640/credit
Out of State Students$640/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $65,025 $65,025 $65,025
ADN 70 $101,150 $101,150 $101,150
BSN 125 $180,625 $180,625 $180,625
FNP 50 $32,000 $32,000 $32,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Becker College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 32% $4,403
Other Federal Grant 8% $763
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $1,966
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $17,114
Federal Student Loans 79% $5,619
Private Loans 21% $19,889


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$28,865
$30,001 to $48,000$29,425
$48,001 to $75,000$31,467
$75,001 to $110,000$34,191
Over $110,000$35,827

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.
Becker College
61 Sever St
Worcester, MA 01609

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