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97 Colleges
8,710 Yearly Graduations
$80,838 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$30,293 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

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.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
539 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.

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.

#2

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
319 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.

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.

#3

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
317 Yearly Degrees
$5,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#4

Lincoln Technical Institute - Somerville

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

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.

#5

MotoRing Technical Training Institute

Seekonk, Massachusetts
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
285 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.

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.

#6

Jupiter Beauty Academy

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

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%.

#7

North Shore Community College

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

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.

#8

Northern Essex Community College

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

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.

#9

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
253 Yearly Degrees
$5,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#9

Middlesex Community College

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

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.

#11

Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics

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

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.

#12

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
236 Yearly Degrees
$59,816 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. 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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
232 Yearly Degrees

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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
215 Yearly Degrees
$35,810 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#15

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester

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

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.

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

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.

#17

Massachusetts Bay Community College

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

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.

#18

National Aviation Academy of New England

Concord, Massachusetts
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
176 Yearly Degrees

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.

#19

Bristol Community College

Fall River, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
173 Yearly Degrees
$5,208 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#20

Mount Wachusett Community College

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

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.

#21

New England Hair Academy

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

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.

#22

Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
146 Yearly Degrees
$46,800 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. 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.

#23

Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth

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

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.

#24

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
135 Yearly Degrees
$57,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#25

Spa Tech Institute-Westboro

Westboro, Massachusetts
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
130 Yearly Degrees

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.

Other Massachusetts Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Cape Cod Community College 124
27 Massasoit Community College 118
28 Regis College 115
29 Holyoke Community College 109
30 Southeastern Technical Institute 102
31 North Bennet Street School 98
32 Springfield College 97
33 Roxbury Community College 78
34 Mildred Elley Pittsfield 72
35 Quincy College 71
35 Spa Tech Institute-Ipswich 71
37 Worcester State University 70
38 Rob Roy Academy-Worcester 67
38 Millennium Training Institute 67
40 Greater Lowell Technical School 65
41 Greenfield Community College 61
42 University of Massachusetts - Lowell 60
43 Berkshire Community College 58
44 Bay Path University 55
44 Empire Beauty School-Boston 55
46 Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School 53
47 Wentworth Institute of Technology 52
48 Stonehill College 51
49 Salem State University 49
50 Empire Beauty School-Malden 48
51 Bridgewater State University 46
51 Massachusetts School of Barbering 46
53 Merrimack College 45
53 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network 45
55 Bay State College 44
56 Bancroft School of Massage Therapy 42
57 Diman Regional Technical Institute 40
58 Laboure College 38
59 Fisher College 37
60 Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School 35
61 Charles H McCann Technical School 34
62 Massachusetts Maritime Academy 33
62 Western New England University 33
64 Assabet Valley Regional Technical School 31
65 Assumption University 30
65 Monty Tech 30
67 Rob Roy Academy-Fall River 29
67 Fitchburg State University 29
67 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 29
70 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth 28
71 DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology 27
72 EINE Inc 26
73 Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute 25
74 Rob Roy Academy-Taunton 23
74 Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District 23
76 Cambridge College 22
76 Westfield State University 22
78 Alexander Academy 20
79 Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District 19
80 Blue Hills Regional Technical School 17
81 Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing 15
82 FINE Mortuary College 14
83 Springfield College - School of Professional and Continuing Studies 13
84 Anna Maria College 11
84 Lasell University 11
86 Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 9
86 Elms College 9
88 American International College 8
89 Endicott College 7
90 Urban College of Boston 6
91 Rob Roy Academy-New Bedford 5
92 Dean College 4
93 Pine Manor College 3
94 Emmanuel College Massachusetts 1
95 Eastern Nazarene College 0
95 Lesley University 0
95 New England College of Optometry 0

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