Nursing Schools in Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts is home to 64 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 44 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Massachusetts. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Massachusetts

Best Value LPN Programs in Massachusetts

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Massachusetts

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Massachusetts. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Worcester State University

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,256
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate97.3%
RN Programs best-value score85.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • ADN
  • RN to MSN
Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,649
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.1%
RN Programs best-value score86.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • RN to MSN
Massachusetts Bay Community College

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Wellesley Hills, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,787
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.7%
RN Programs best-value score90.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

Worcester, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • ADN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Boston College

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$27,299
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.1%
RN Programs best-value score69.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Simmons College

Simmons College

Boston, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$29,690
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.1%
RN Programs best-value score66.0

Simmons College is a private college in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established in 1899 as a liberal arts college for women. The undergraduate programs remain centered on women. However, the graduate programs are co-ed. The college has one of the lowest student-to-faculty ratios. For every ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
Becker College

Becker College

Worcester, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$33,344
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.2%
RN Programs best-value score60.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
Westfield State University

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$15,967
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.9%
RN Programs best-value score84.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Fall River, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,450
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.4%
RN Programs best-value score97.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Curry College

Curry College

Milton, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$30,565
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.4%
RN Programs best-value score63.8

Curry College is a private college in Milton, Massachusetts. The college was founded in 1879 as the School of Elocution and Expression. Alexander Graham Bell once served on the school board. The school became Curry College in 1943 in honor of the founders of the school. The original location of ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$30,784
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.5%
RN Programs best-value score63.1

Northeastern University (NU) is a private university in Boston. It was established in 1808 as the Evening Institute for Younger Men and was housed in the Huntington Avenue YMCA in Boston. In 1916, the institute became Northeastern College. After the college began offering undergraduate and ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$18,184
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.4%
RN Programs best-value score80.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • PhD
American International College

American International College

Springfield, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,800
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.3%
RN Programs best-value score78.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Mount Wachusett Community College

Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,693
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.9%
RN Programs best-value score95.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score98.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
MGH Institute of Health Professions

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

MGH Institute of Health Professions is a privately-run institution in Boston, Massachusetts and is part of the Partners Health Care. It is a graduate university that was founded by the Massachusetts General Hospital. Some of the main areas of study include Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
Regis College

Regis College

Weston, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$28,676
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.0%
RN Programs best-value score65.5

Regis College was founded in 1927 as a private institution. It is located in Weston, Massachusetts. It was originally founded as a women’s college and became co-educational in 2007, making it the last women’s college in Boston to start admitting male students. In recent years, the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College

Bedford, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,264
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.8%
RN Programs best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing

Brockton, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$26,062
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate87.8%
RN Programs best-value score69.1

Programs offered

  • Diploma
  • ADN
  • BSN
North Shore Community College

North Shore Community College

Danvers, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,679
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.7%
RN Programs best-value score95.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score98.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Endicott College

Endicott College

Beverly, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$35,097
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.4%
RN Programs best-value score55.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$21,281
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.2%
RN Programs best-value score75.4

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a public university with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is also part of the University of Massachusetts System, along with five other campuses. The university was founded in 1863 as the Massachusetts Agricultural College. By 1867, ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
College of Our Lady of the Elms

College of Our Lady of the Elms

Chicopee, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,573
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.3%
RN Programs best-value score74.7

The College of Our Lady of the Elms is a private college in Chicopee, Massachusetts. This is a small college, with just over 500 students enrolled during the Fall 2016 semester. The student to faculty ratio is just 10:1. The college is also referred to as Elms College. It is a Catholic liberal ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Greenfield, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,833
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.1%
RN Programs best-value score88.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score91.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Quinsigamond Community College

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,790
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.1%
RN Programs best-value score94.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate90.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score98.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

Medford, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Holyoke Community College

Holyoke Community College

Holyoke, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,979
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.6%
RN Programs best-value score94.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate81.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score98.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
University of Massachusetts-Lowell

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Lowell, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$18,375
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.7%
RN Programs best-value score79.0

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • ADN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
Northern Essex Community College

Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,023
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.6%
RN Programs best-value score92.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score96.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Berkshire Community College

Berkshire Community College

Pittsfield, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,448
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.2%
RN Programs best-value score92.2
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
MCPHS University

MCPHS University

Boston, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$38,708
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate82.9%
RN Programs best-value score48.3

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,279
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.3%
RN Programs best-value score93.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Massasoit Community College

Massasoit Community College

Brockton, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,853
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.1%
RN Programs best-value score94.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Bay State College

Bay State College

Boston, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$31,792
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.9%
RN Programs best-value score57.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College

Paxton, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,242
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.4%
RN Programs best-value score69.1

Anna Maria College is a private institution in Paxton, Massachusetts with a low 11:1 student to faculty ratio. The college is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The Sisters of Saint Anne founded the college in 1946. The original campus was in Marlborough and then moved to its current ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,012
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.8%
RN Programs best-value score95.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate74.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN
Cape Cod Community College

Cape Cod Community College

West Barnstable, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,563
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.7%
RN Programs best-value score94.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Salem State University

Salem State University

Salem, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,970
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate76.7%
RN Programs best-value score79.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Crossing, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,129
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate72.0%
RN Programs best-value score93.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate77.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score97.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • BSN
Laboure College

Laboure College

Milton, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Quincy College

Quincy College

Quincy, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$13,848
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate59.7%
RN Programs best-value score80.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate62.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score81.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School

Taunton, MA
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School

Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School

South Easton, MA
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Greater Lowell Technical School

Greater Lowell Technical School

Tyngsboro, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,985
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score98.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School

Bourne, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$19,266
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate94.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score78.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
Blue Hills Regional Technical School

Blue Hills Regional Technical School

Canton, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$32,395
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.1%
LPN/LVN best-value score54.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
Assabet Valley Regional Technical School

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School

Marlborough, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,050
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate91.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score83.3

Programs offered

  • LPN
Mildred Elley-Pittsfield Campus

Mildred Elley-Pittsfield Campus

Pittsfield, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,535
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate90.9%
LPN/LVN best-value score80.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District

Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District

Upton, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing

Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing

Billerica, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$21,912
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate88.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score71.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School

Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School

Franklin, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,476
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate87.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score85.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
Diman Regional Technical Institute

Diman Regional Technical Institute

Fall River, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$22,892
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate85.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score68.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School

Fitchburg, MA
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Charles H McCann Technical School

Charles H McCann Technical School

North Adams, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College

Boston, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$31,448

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
Framingham State University

Framingham State University

Framingham, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$19,312

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
University of Massachusetts-Boston

University of Massachusetts-Boston

Boston, MA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,991

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Babson College

Babson College

Wellesley, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$29,847

Programs offered

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Boston University

Boston University

Boston, MA
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$33,728

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to MSN
Emerson College

Emerson College

Boston, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$42,070

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
Fisher College

Fisher College

Boston, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,229

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Salter College-West Boylston

Salter College-West Boylston

West Boylston, MA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,581

Programs offered

  • LPN
Massasoit Community College - Canton. MA

Massasoit Community College - Canton. MA

Canton, MA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
Middlesex Community College - Lowell

Middlesex Community College - Lowell

Lowell, MA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical School

Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical School

Charlton, MA
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Medical Professional Institute (Closed in 2017)
LPN
Atlantic Union College (Closed in 2018)
ADN BSN

Massachusetts's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Massachusetts's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Massachusetts Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 82,870 23.488 $41 $84,700
Nurse Anesthetists 1,190 0.338 $87 $181,150
Nurse Midwives 290 0.083 $57 $119,540
Nurse Practitioners 6,280 1.781 $56 $116,760
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 16,680 4.728 $27 $56,570
Nursing Assistants 38,370 10.875 $15 $31,020
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey