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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 205
Nursing Science Bachelor's degree 183
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 74
Clinical Nurse Specialist Postbaccalaureate certificate 1
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 15
Nursing Science Master's degree 56
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 4
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 9

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Massachusetts-Boston

Salem State University
15.07 miles away
Framingham State University
20.38 miles away
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School
21.27 miles away
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
27.59 miles away
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School
30.16 miles away
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
36.96 miles away
Rhode Island College
39.28 miles away
Harmony Health Care Institute
40.88 miles away
Worcester State University
41.26 miles away
Fitchburg State University
42.69 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading470 to 580
SAT: Math490 to 600
ACT Composite21 to 26
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) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$9,233
30k to 48k$10,411
48k to 75k$13,302
75k to 110k$17,377
Over 110k$18,813
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $546.00 $1,320.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $702.00 $1,371.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

MARILN Professional Scholarship Award

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 [...]

Massachusetts Long Term Care Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must work in a nursing home or assisted living residence in Massachusetts and must have worked there for at least one year.

American Legion-Massachusetts Scholarship

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a Department of Massachusetts Legion member in good standing. One award is for nursing only.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing
University of Massachusetts-Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

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