Nursing Schools in Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts is home to 66 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 50 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Massachusetts.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Massachusetts

Listed below are all nursing schools in Massachusetts. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 66 nursing schools in the state of Massachusetts.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Worcester State University
Location: Worcester, MA
Programs offered: BSN Masters ADN
97.7%
1
Fitchburg State University
Location: Fitchburg, MA
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN ADN
95.3%
2
Simmons College
Location: Boston, MA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN
93.5%
3
Boston College
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Doctoral
93.3%
4
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
Location: Worcester, MA
Programs offered: Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral ADN BSN
92.7%
5
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Location: Wellesley Hills, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
92.3% 92.3%
6
4
Becker College
Location: Worcester, MA
Programs offered: ADN BSN
92.2%
7
Westfield State University
Location: Westfield, MA
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN ADN
90.7%
8
Curry College
Location: Milton, MA
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN ADN
89.7%
9
Bristol Community College
Location: Fall River, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
89.3%
10
Northeastern University
Location: Boston, MA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN Accelerated BSN
89.3%
10
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing
Location: Brockton, MA
Programs offered: Diploma ADN BSN
88.3% 11
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Location: North Dartmouth, MA
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN ADN
88.3% 11
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Location: Boston, MA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN
88.0% 12
Regis College
Location: Weston, MA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN
87.8% 13
Mount Wachusett Community College
Location: Gardner, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN BSN
87.7% 88.0% 14
9
Middlesex Community College
Location: Bedford, MA
Programs offered: ADN BSN
87.7% 14
American International College
Location: Springfield, MA
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN ADN
87.3% 15
North Shore Community College
Location: Danvers, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN BSN
85.7% 90.3% 16
5
Quinsigamond Community College
Location: Worcester, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
85.7% 89.0% 16
7
Endicott College
Location: Beverly, MA
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN ADN
85.7% 16
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Location: Amherst, MA
Programs offered: BSN Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN ADN
85.7% 16
Berkshire Community College
Location: Pittsfield, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
85.0% 81.3% 17 13
Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
Location: Medford, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
84.7% 18
Greenfield Community College
Location: Greenfield, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN BSN
84.3% 94.0% 19
3
Holyoke Community College
Location: Holyoke, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN BSN
84.0% 83.0% 20 12
College of Our Lady of the Elms
Location: Chicopee, MA
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN Accelerated BSN ADN
83.0% 21
Northern Essex Community College
Location: Haverhill, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
82.3% 96.7% 22
1
Anna Maria College
Location: Paxton, MA
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
82.3% 22
Massasoit Community College
Location: Brockton, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
81.3% 23
Springfield Technical Community College
Location: Springfield, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
81.3% 23
Bay State College
Location: Boston, MA
Programs offered: ADN BSN
81.3% 23
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Location: Lowell, MA
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN ADN
80.7% 24
Cape Cod Community College
Location: West Barnstable, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
80.3% 25
MCPHS University
Location: Boston, MA
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN
80.0% 26
Bunker Hill Community College
Location: Boston, MA
Programs offered: ADN BSN LPN
78.3% 76.0% 27 14
Salem State University
Location: Salem, MA
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated MSN Masters LPN to BSN RN to BSN
76.3% 28
Roxbury Community College
Location: Roxbury Crossing, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
67.3% 74.3% 29 15
Laboure College
Location: Milton, MA
Programs offered: ADN RN to BSN LPN to ADN BSN
67.3% 29
Quincy College
Location: Quincy, MA
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN BSN
61.7% 62.3% 30 17
Greater Lowell Technical School
Location: Tyngsboro, MA
Programs offered: LPN
96.7%
1
Blue Hills Regional Technical School
Location: Canton, MA
Programs offered: LPN
94.3%
2
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
Location: Bourne, MA
Programs offered: LPN
94.0%
3
Assabet Valley Regional Technical School
Location: Marlborough, MA
Programs offered: LPN
92.3%
4
Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District
Location: Upton, MA
Programs offered: LPN
90.0%
6
Mildred Elley-Pittsfield Campus
Location: Pittsfield, MA
Programs offered: LPN
88.3%
8
Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School
Location: Franklin, MA
Programs offered: LPN
88.0%
9
Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing
Location: Billerica, MA
Programs offered: LPN
87.7%
10
Diman Regional Technical Institute
Location: Fall River, MA
Programs offered: LPN
85.3% 11
Charles H McCann Technical School
Location: North Adams, MA
Programs offered: LPN
74.0% 16
Emmanuel College
Location: Boston, MA
Programs offered: BSN
Framingham State University
Location: Framingham, MA
Programs offered: Masters RN to BSN BSN
Medical Professional Institute
Location: Malden, MA
Programs offered: LPN
University of Massachusetts-Boston
Location: Boston, MA
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
Atlantic Union College
Location: South Lancaster, MA
Programs offered: ADN BSN
Boston University
Location: Boston, MA
Programs offered: Masters
Emerson College
Location: Boston, MA
Programs offered: RN to BSN
Fisher College
Location: Boston, MA
Programs offered: BSN
Salter College-West Boylston
Location: West Boylston, MA
Programs offered: LPN
Soldier's Home in Massachusetts
Location: Chelsea, MA
Programs offered: LPN
Massasoit Community College - Canton. MA
Location: Canton, MA
Programs offered: LPN to ADN
Middlesex Community College - Lowell
Location: Lowell, MA
Programs offered: LPN to ADN
Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical School
Location: Charlton, MA
Programs offered: LPN
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School
Location: Taunton, MA
Programs offered: LPN
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
Location: Fitchburg, MA
Programs offered: LPN
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School
Location: South Easton, MA
Programs offered: LPN

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


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