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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

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. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Massachusetts is $19,607 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $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 217 students at NETTTS in total, 217 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,700 during the early-career years.

#2

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
333 Yearly Degrees
$5,658 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,453 full-time undergraduates at Quinsigamond Community College, and 7,291 students altogether. 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 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%.

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

The total student population at Jupiter Beauty Academy is 157, which includes 55 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

#4

Springfield Technical Community College

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

There are 2,177 full-time undergraduates at STCC, and 5,066 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

17% of STCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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
$5,256 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,915 full-time undergraduates at North Shore Community College, and 5,388 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%.

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.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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

#7

MotoRing Technical Training Institute

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

There are 260 full-time undergraduates at MTTI, and 332 students altogether. MTTI has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

The total student population at Bunker Hill Community College is 11,352, which includes 4,037 full-time undergraduates. 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 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%.

Students who graduate from BHCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Boston University

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

There are 17,983 undergraduates at Boston U, of which 16,978 are full-time, and there are 33,720 students altogether. For undergraduates at Boston U, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,200 during the early-career years.

#10

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
244 Yearly Degrees
$5,232 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,451 full-time undergraduates at MassBay Community College, and 4,048 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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

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

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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
$6,098 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Middlesex Community College is 7,569, which includes 2,446 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Middlesex Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,464 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Middlesex Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Bristol Community College

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

There are 6,851 students at Bristol in total, 2,971 are full-time undergraduates. 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%.

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

There are 466 full-time undergraduates at BFIT, and 612 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 80% of students at BFIT take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 210 students at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics in total, 49 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

51% of Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

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

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

Roughly 90% of students at Lincoln Tech - Somerville take out loans to pay for college. 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 230 students at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester in total, 224 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 82% of students at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,812 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
171 Yearly Degrees

There are 163 full-time undergraduates at Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy, and 261 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

53% of Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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
$4,992 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,000 during the early-career years.

#20

Mount Wachusett Community College

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

There are 1,218 full-time undergraduates at MWCC, and 3,674 students altogether. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MWCC is $28,600.

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 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%. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 76% are women.

67% of MCPHS University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 6,999 students at Berklee College of Music in total, 6,439 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,041 are full-time. It takes the average Berklee College of Music undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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 average amount of student loans is $12,820 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% 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

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.

Roughly 59% of students at Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,718 a year. Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth has a 4.4% 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 Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth is $20,900.

#24

New England Hair Academy

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

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

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

There are 4,849 students at Holyoke Community College in total, 1,998 are 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 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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