University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston, MA 02125
The University of Massachusetts-Boston is a public university in Boston and part of the University of Massachusetts System that includes six campuses across the state. The university was founded in 1852 as Boston State College. A wide variety of programs are offered through the eleven schools and colleges at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Nursing is one of the most popular areas of study at the university, with over 13% of undergraduates majoring in nursing. The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is ranked in the top 200 universities in the country according to US News & World Report.
The university offers seven nursing programs accredited by the CCNE, including three tracks for earning a BSN. The BSN programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. The RN to BSN program is designed to be completed in 3 to 5 semesters. Graduate-level programs include MSN, DNP, PhD, and BSN to PhD programs. The traditional BSN program may take 2.5 to 4 years to complete and includes clinical work at local clinics and hospitals through the more than 200 partnerships that the university has with healthcare facilities in the area. The clinical placements include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Offered
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||3|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||2||12|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
05/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1040 to 1220|
|ACT||21 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not 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.
|In District Students||$562/credit|
|In State Students||$562/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,360/credit|
|In District Students||$724/credit|
|In State Students||$724/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,413/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of University of Massachusetts-Boston's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||33%||$782|
|State Grant & Scholarships||44%||$2,131|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||69%||$6,534|
|Federal Student Loans||50%||$5,212|
$10,991Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$8,564|
|$30,001 to $48,000$9,621|
|$48,001 to $75,000$12,263|
|$75,001 to $110,000$17,973|
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Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Applicants must be Massachusetts or Rhode Island residents and have lived in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for at least four years before having entered that practical nursing program. They must ...
Applicant must work in a nursing home or assisted living residence in Massachusetts and must have worked there for at least one year.
Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a Department of Massachusetts Legion member in good standing. One award is for nursing only.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.