University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA 02747
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University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is one of the fifteen public 4-year colleges in Massachusetts. The campus is located in a suburb, in North Dartmouth.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 8,406 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,333 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 986 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 74%). Every year 48% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $13,166, and fees were $405. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,880 and $405 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students8,406
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Master's degree 0 5
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 11
Bachelor's degree 14 135
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
12/03/2016 - Current
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1964 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1992 - 01/01/2014
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1973 - 01/01/2014
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1000 to 1190
ACT19 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $60
Graduates $60

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$549/credit
In State Students$549/credit
Out of State Students$1,162/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$644/credit
In State Students$644/credit
Out of State Students$1,162/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 $24,705 $24,705 $52,290
ADN 70 $38,430 $38,430 $81,340
BSN 125 $68,625 $68,625 $145,250
FNP 50 $32,200 $32,200 $58,100
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, 92% of University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 42% $4,372
Other Federal Grant 5% $709
State Grant & Scholarships 57% $2,094
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 73% $5,044
Federal Student Loans 75% $5,597
Private Loans 11% $12,764


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$13,752
$30,001 to $48,000$15,478
$48,001 to $75,000$17,461
$75,001 to $110,000$22,535
Over $110,000$25,097

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
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.
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

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