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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 terms of yearly trade school graduations, Massachusetts is ranked #31 in the country with 9,199 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $19,607 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $23,183 a 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 455 full-time undergraduates at NETTTS, and 455 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 95% of students at NETTTS take out loans to pay for college. 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

The total student population at Quinsigamond Community College is 7,263, which includes 2,539 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Quinsigamond Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Jupiter Beauty Academy

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

The total student population at Jupiter Beauty Academy is 175, which includes 37 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

There are 4,921 students at STCC in total, 2,112 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at STCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from STCC is $26,800.

#5

North Shore Community College

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

There are 1,996 full-time undergraduates at North Shore Community College, and 5,763 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

24% of North Shore Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Shore Community College is $28,500.

#6

Northern Essex Community College

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

There are 1,698 full-time undergraduates at NECC, and 5,233 students altogether. 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 196, which includes 157 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at MTTI. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Around 69% of accepted students 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,300 during the early-career years.

#8

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees
$4,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,156 full-time undergraduates at BHCC, and 12,522 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at BHCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 34,657 students at Boston U in total, 18,515 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 17,396 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Boston U is 93%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,099 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 4,368 students at MassBay Community College in total, 1,471 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

29% of MassBay Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,200 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
242 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc is 494, which includes 494 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 72% of students at Universal Technical Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Middlesex Community College is 8,090, which includes 2,566 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 average amount of student loans is $4,464 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Middlesex Community College is $30,300.

#13

Bristol Community College

Fall River, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
225 Yearly Degrees
$5,018 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,214 students at Bristol in total, 3,051 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at Bristol take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bristol is $27,000.

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 630, which includes 476 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BFIT is $32,700.

#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 162, which includes 74 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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. Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics has a 2.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Lincoln Technical Institute - Somerville

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

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Somerville is 321, which includes 205 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $6,160 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% 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

There are 206 full-time undergraduates at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester, and 231 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

82% of Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester students take out loans to afford college costs. 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 149 full-time undergraduates at Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy, and 221 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,595 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar 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 2,652 full-time undergraduates at Massasoit Community College, and 6,995 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Massasoit Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Massasoit Community College is $29,000.

#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 3,724, which includes 1,300 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at MWCC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from MWCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 7,064 students at MCPHS University in total, 3,966 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,727 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MCPHS University is 4.4 years.

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

67% of MCPHS University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $13,918 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average 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

There are 6,963 students at Berklee College of Music in total, 6,400 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,962 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Berklee College of Music is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. 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. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Berklee College of Music with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 156, which includes 74 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 typical student loan amount 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,900 during the early-career years.

#24

New England Hair Academy

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

There are 149 students at New England Hair Academy in total, 109 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $7,873 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
$5,114 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,206 students at Holyoke Community College in total, 2,247 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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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