MCPHS University

Boston, MA 02115
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MCPHS (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) University is a private university in Boston. It is in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of the city and specializes in programs designed to train students for medical careers, including nursing. The location inside the Longwood Medical and Academic Area gives students access to exciting clinical opportunities working with medical professionals and treating a diverse population. The university also maintains two satellite campuses in Worcester, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire. The university started as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1823. The university now offers a variety of programs through its 13 schools. The nursing programs are offered through the MCPHS University School of Nursing. 

MCPHS University does not have a lot of nursing programs. However, they do offer the traditional BSN program, along with an accelerated BSN program and an MSN program. These programs are accredited by the CCNE, while the university was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in 1974. The school gives students access to a high-tech simulation center and clinical placements. The immersive clinical experiences allow students to work closely with faculty and clinical staff at the top healthcare institutions in the region.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students7,208
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 28 218
Master's degree 7 45
Post-master's certificate 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 82.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
05/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2007 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/29/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1040 to 1270
ACT22 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
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$1,160/credit
In State Students$1,160/credit
Out of State Students$1,160/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,160/credit
In State Students$1,160/credit
Out of State Students$1,160/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 $52,200 $52,200 $52,200
ADN 70 $81,200 $81,200 $81,200
BSN 125 $145,000 $145,000 $145,000
FNP 50 $58,000 $58,000 $58,000
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, 99% of MCPHS University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,574
Other Federal Grant 19% $929
State Grant & Scholarships 19% $1,558
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $9,250
Federal Student Loans 72% $6,403
Private Loans 26% $25,920


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$33,822
$30,001 to $48,000$36,053
$48,001 to $75,000$38,853
$75,001 to $110,000$40,282
Over $110,000$39,567

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.
MCPHS University
179 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

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