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101 Colleges
9,199 Yearly Graduations
$79,132 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$30,664 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Massachusetts ranked #31 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 9,199 students received some type of diploma that year. Massachusetts colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $19,783 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $23,375 per year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,666 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
463 Yearly Degrees

There are 193 full-time undergraduates at NETTTS, and 193 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

94% of NETTTS students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,501 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NETTTS is $35,700.

#2

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
333 Yearly Degrees
$5,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Quinsigamond Community College is 6,942, which includes 2,425 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at Quinsigamond Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,925 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Quinsigamond Community College is $30,100.

#3

Jupiter Beauty Academy

Boston, Massachusetts
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
328 Yearly Degrees

There are 196 students at Jupiter Beauty Academy in total, 16 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,917 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#4

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
324 Yearly Degrees
$5,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,699 full-time undergraduates at STCC, and 4,327 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,222 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,800 during the early-career years.

#5

North Shore Community College

Danvers, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
316 Yearly Degrees
$5,352 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,783 students at North Shore Community College in total, 1,659 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 23% of students at North Shore Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,839 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#6

Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
307 Yearly Degrees
$5,544 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northern Essex Community College is 4,715, which includes 1,474 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at NECC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,239 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#7

MotoRing Technical Training Institute

Seekonk, Massachusetts
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
256 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at MotoRing Technical Training Institute is 292, which includes 228 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 66% of students at MTTI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,546 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MTTI is $26,300.

#8

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees
$5,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,924 students at BHCC in total, 3,459 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,033 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,300 during the early-career years.

#9

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
245 Yearly Degrees
$58,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,872 undergraduates at Boston U, of which 16,026 are full-time, and there are 32,718 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Boston U. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

This a very selective school with only 20% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 26% of students at Boston U take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,878 a year. Boston U has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Boston U is $49,200.

#10

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
244 Yearly Degrees
$5,376 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,181 full-time undergraduates at MassBay Community College, and 3,762 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,254 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MassBay Community College is $31,200.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
242 Yearly Degrees

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Universal Technical Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Middlesex Community College

Bedford, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
239 Yearly Degrees
$6,048 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,938 full-time undergraduates at Middlesex Community College, and 6,885 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

21% of Middlesex Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,493 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,300 during the early-career years.

#13

Bristol Community College

Fall River, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
225 Yearly Degrees
$5,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,256 students at Bristol in total, 2,680 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,738 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,000 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
211 Yearly Degrees
$17,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 463 students at BFIT in total, 323 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 57% of students at BFIT take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,446 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from BFIT with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics

Woburn, Massachusetts
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
204 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics is 326, which includes 142 full-time undergraduates. Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 54% of students at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,111 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics is $25,700.

#16

Lincoln Technical Institute - Somerville

Somerville, Massachusetts
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
187 Yearly Degrees

There are 326 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - Somerville, and 458 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,807 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Somerville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester

Worcester, Massachusetts
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
175 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester is 240, which includes 237 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,936 a year. Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
171 Yearly Degrees

There are 317 students at Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy in total, 188 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 64% of students at Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,916 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,200 during the early-career years.

#19

Massasoit Community College

Brockton, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
159 Yearly Degrees
$5,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,016 full-time undergraduates at Massasoit Community College, and 5,665 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Massasoit Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,562 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Massasoit Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
154 Yearly Degrees
$5,668 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mount Wachusett Community College is 3,187, which includes 1,021 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,217 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees
$34,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,970 undergraduates at MCPHS University, of which 3,705 are full-time, and there are 7,501 students altogether. For undergraduates at MCPHS University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 20% are men and 80% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $17,169 a year. MCPHS University has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MCPHS University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $75,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
151 Yearly Degrees
$45,660 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Berklee College of Music is 6,631, of which 6,004 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,224 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 52%. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

38% of Berklee College of Music students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $14,689 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Berklee College of Music is $21,300.

#23

Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth

Plymouth, Massachusetts
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
143 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth is 190, which includes 96 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 77% of students at Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,225 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

New England Hair Academy

Malden, Massachusetts
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
137 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at New England Hair Academy is 178, which includes 125 full-time undergraduates. New England Hair Academy has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,545 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New England Hair Academy is $17,800.

#24

Holyoke Community College

Holyoke, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
137 Yearly Degrees
$5,378 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,209 students at Holyoke Community College in total, 1,485 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

33% of Holyoke Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,439 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Holyoke Community College is $26,000.

Other Massachusetts Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 National Aviation Academy of New England 128
27 Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Ludlow 124
28 Spa Tech Institute-Westboro 120
29 Northeastern University 109
30 Springfield College 107
31 Cape Cod Community College 102
32 Roxbury Community College 92
33 Regis College 90
34 Rob Roy Academy-Worcester 88
34 Greenfield Community College 88
36 Mildred Elley Pittsfield 85
37 Berkshire Community College 83
38 North Bennet Street School 82
39 Empire Beauty School-Boston 80
40 Worcester State University 76
41 Southeastern Technical Institute 75
42 Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School 65
42 Greater Lowell Technical School 65
44 Spa Tech Institute-Ipswich 64
45 Fisher College 61
46 University of Massachusetts - Lowell 59
46 Massachusetts Maritime Academy 59
48 Quincy College 57
48 Laboure College 57
50 Bridgewater State University 52
51 Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School 51
51 University of Massachusetts Amherst 51
53 Bay State College 50
54 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth 47
55 Stonehill College 46
56 Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute 44
56 Diman Regional Technical Institute 44
58 Salem State University 43
58 Assabet Valley Regional Technical School 43
60 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network 42
61 Empire Beauty School-Malden 41
62 Alexander Academy 40
62 Massachusetts School of Barbering 40
64 Merrimack College 38
64 Blue Hills Regional Technical School 38
64 Wentworth Institute of Technology 38
67 DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology 37
68 EINE Inc 36
69 Millennium Training Institute 35
69 Empire Beauty School-Framingham 35
69 Becker College 35
72 Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing 32
72 Fitchburg State University 32
74 FINE Mortuary College 31
75 Bay Path University 30
76 Monty Tech 28
77 Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District 27
78 Bancroft School of Massage Therapy 26
79 Rob Roy Academy-Fall River 25
80 Charles H McCann Technical School 22
80 Lasell University 22
82 American International College 21
83 Elms College 20
84 Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District 19
84 Springfield College - School of Professional and Continuing Studies 19
86 Endicott College 18
87 Cambridge College 16
87 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 16
89 Rob Roy Academy-New Bedford 14
90 Western New England University 12
90 Anna Maria College 12
92 Assumption University 10
92 Rob Roy Academy-Taunton 10
92 Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 10
95 Dean College 9
95 Westfield State University 9
97 Lesley University 8
98 Pine Manor College 1
98 Massachusetts College of Art and Design 1
100 Emmanuel College Massachusetts 0
100 New England College of Optometry 0

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