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101 Colleges
9,199 Yearly Graduations
$78,429 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,424 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 9,199 students received a trade school degree from a college in Massachusetts, making it rank #31 in terms of graduations. Massachusetts colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $19,607 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $23,183 per year.

About 64% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,356 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
463 Yearly Degrees

There are 217 students at NETTTS in total, 217 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

95% of NETTTS students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,702 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% 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
$5,658 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,291 students at Quinsigamond Community College in total, 2,453 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Quinsigamond Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,995 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

#3

Jupiter Beauty Academy

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

The total student population at Jupiter Beauty Academy is 157, which includes 55 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Jupiter Beauty Academy is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

#4

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
324 Yearly Degrees
$5,328 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Springfield Technical Community College is 5,066, which includes 2,177 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,213 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%.

Students who graduate from STCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

North Shore Community College

Danvers, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
316 Yearly Degrees
$5,256 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Shore Community College is 5,388, which includes 1,915 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at North Shore Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,685 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from North Shore Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Northern Essex Community College

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

There are 4,932 students at NECC in total, 1,595 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at NECC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,761 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NECC is $28,500.

#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 332, which includes 260 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 69% are men and 31% are women.

51% of MTTI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,220 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% 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
$4,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,037 full-time undergraduates at BHCC, and 11,352 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,144 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 BHCC is $29,300.

#9

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
245 Yearly Degrees
$55,892 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Boston University is 33,720, of which 17,983 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,978 are full-time. Boston U has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 25%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

32% of Boston U students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,099 a year. Boston U has a 1.7% 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
$5,232 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,048 students at MassBay Community College in total, 1,451 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at MassBay Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,526 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than 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

There are 214 students at Universal Technical Institute in total, 214 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

72% of Universal Technical Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,619 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Universal Technical Institute is $35,000.

#12

Middlesex Community College

Bedford, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
239 Yearly Degrees
$6,098 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,569 students at Middlesex Community College in total, 2,446 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

15% of Middlesex Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,464 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average 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
$5,018 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,971 full-time undergraduates at Bristol, and 6,851 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,585 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bristol with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is 612, which includes 466 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

80% of BFIT students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,177 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,700 during the early-career years.

#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 210, which includes 49 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

Roughly 51% of students at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,448 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#16

Lincoln Technical Institute - Somerville

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

There are 263 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - Somerville, and 368 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,160 a year. Lincoln Tech - Somerville has a 8.3% 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 Lincoln Tech - Somerville is $23,400.

#17

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester

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

There are 224 full-time undergraduates at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester, and 230 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester is 95%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 82% of students at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,812 a year. Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester has a 4.7% 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 261 students at Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy in total, 163 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,595 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy is $22,200.

#19

Massasoit Community College

Brockton, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
159 Yearly Degrees
$4,992 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,637 students at Massasoit Community College in total, 2,495 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

20% of Massasoit Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,654 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.8% which is higher than 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

There are 3,674 students at MWCC in total, 1,218 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,778 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% 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

The total student population at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is 7,366, of which 4,034 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,843 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 76% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at MCPHS University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $13,918 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 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

There are 6,439 undergraduates at Berklee College of Music, of which 5,041 are full-time, and there are 6,999 students altogether. For undergraduates at Berklee College of Music, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,820 a year. Berklee College of Music has a 5.9% 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 $21,300 during the early-career years.

#23

Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth

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

There are 164 students at Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth in total, 72 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,718 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% 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

There are 97 full-time undergraduates at New England Hair Academy, and 148 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 49% of students at New England Hair Academy take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,873 a year.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,800 during the early-career years.

#24

Holyoke Community College

Holyoke, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
137 Yearly Degrees
$5,114 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Holyoke Community College is 4,849, which includes 1,998 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Holyoke Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,427 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%.

Students who graduate from Holyoke Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 College 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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