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# Massachusetts Trade Schools

Massachusetts ranked #31 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 8,710 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Massachusetts is $20,209 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $23,068 a year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,573 per year.

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

Roughly 94% of students at NETTTS take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,501 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from NETTTS with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,009 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,925 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Quinsigamond Community College is $34,273.

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

Roughly 17% of students at STCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,222 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from STCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,422 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Somerville is 458, which includes 326 full-time undergraduates. 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 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lincoln Tech - Somerville is $26,523.

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.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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 $38,712.

There are 16 full-time undergraduates at Jupiter Beauty Academy, and 196 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $2,917 a year. Jupiter Beauty Academy has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

There are 1,659 full-time undergraduates at North Shore Community College, and 4,783 students altogether. 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. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Shore Community College is $38,846.

There are 4,715 students at NECC in total, 1,474 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

20% of NECC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,239 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NECC is $34,037.

The total student population at Bunker Hill Community College is 9,924, which includes 3,459 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at BHCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,033 a year. BHCC has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,135 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Middlesex Community College is 6,885, which includes 1,938 full-time undergraduates. 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 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Middlesex Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,049 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 142 full-time undergraduates at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, and 326 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

There are 16,872 undergraduates at Boston U, of which 16,026 are full-time, and there are 32,718 students altogether. Boston U has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The acceptance rate at Boston U is 19%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

26% of Boston U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,878 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $58,876 during the early-career years.

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

64% of Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,916 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,864 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is 7,501, of which 3,970 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,705 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 19% of accepted students are men, and 81% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at MCPHS University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $17,169 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $96,681 during the early-career years.

There are 237 full-time undergraduates at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester, and 240 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $7,936 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The total student population at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is 463, which includes 323 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 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from BFIT with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,258 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,762 students at MassBay Community College in total, 1,181 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,254 a year. MassBay Community College has a 7.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,809 during the early-career years.

There are 280 students at National Aviation Academy of New England in total, 280 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

79% of National Aviation Academy of New England students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,912 a year. National Aviation Academy of New England has a 5.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from National Aviation Academy of New England with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $53,790 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Bristol Community College is 6,256, which includes 2,680 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Bristol take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,738 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bristol with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,548 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,021 full-time undergraduates at MWCC, and 3,187 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

29% of MWCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,217 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,523 during the early-career years.

There are 125 full-time undergraduates at New England Hair Academy, and 178 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at New England Hair Academy. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

47% of New England Hair Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,545 a year.

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. It takes the average Berklee College of Music undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 55%. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

Roughly 38% of students at Berklee College of Music take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $14,689 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,330 during the early-career years.

There are 96 full-time undergraduates at Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth, and 190 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

77% of Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,225 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth is $24,671.

The total student population at Northeastern University is 22,905, of which 15,156 students are undergraduates and of those, 15,131 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Northeastern is 97%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

This a very selective school with only 18% of students getting accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

36% of Northeastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,697 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Northeastern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $65,632 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 84 full-time undergraduates at Spa Tech Institute-Westboro, and 164 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,222 a year. Spa Tech Institute-Westboro has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,671 during the early-career years.

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