2018 Best Colleges for Nursing in MassachusettsAbout this List

The Best Colleges for Nursing ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. The ranking compares the top nursing schools in the U.S. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. North Shore Community College

    • 2 Year
    • Danvers, MA
    • 228

    College Senior: I came to North Shore Community College after failing to succeed at two regular universities. After all the stigma I had heard about community colleges I was pleasantly surprised to find that NSCC exceeded my expectations on multiple accounts. First of all, the campus. The campus is beautiful. The buildings are always clean, well-light, and welcoming. The cafeteria food has a lot of variety and everything I have tried has been pretty good and a very reasonable price. The library is one my favorite places on campus because of all the resources they offer as well as the "quiet zone" in the back which is a very useful place to get work done. The only thing I would change about the campus is the parking, or lack there of, which can sometimes be a nuisance. Secondly, the professors and staff. Every professor I have at North Shore has been wonderful. I have a learning disability and all of my instructors have been accepting, flexible, and helpful with my accommodations and always willing to help me out and answer questions. The staff I have worked with about my accommodations as well as picking my schedule and talking possible future majors have been very nice and helpful. In conclusion, what you get out of community college is what you put into it. If you choose to take your courses seriously and try your hardest to get help when you need it, I think anyone could do well here!
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    • B-
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 100% Acceptance Rate
    • $7,657 Net Price
    •  SAT Range
  2. American International College

    • 4 Year
    • Springfield, MA
    • 451

    College Senior: My experience here at American International College has been up and down. When I began, I began as an excited OT (occupational therapy) student with such excitement and dreams that had already been shattered10 years ago. Nevertheless, I was ready to take that step head on full force and after being out of school (college that was at the time) fifteen years already, there were many things I had to catch up to without help getting there and that was a difficult experience. But then realising that the college itself was split into two different entities, a medical school and a college of psychology, sociology, business, and criminal justice that were a part aof and entire different " school". That I didn't like at all, because the med program, even though I did very well academically until my spirit began to be broken, behind the differences in the care and welfare some professors on that side of campus take in the quality of care the students received as the professors do where I am now graduatin from I would have had a better start and would have never dropped my GPA behind foolishness of those still lost in a century of hate. Overall now that I'm graduating in May and have completed my course load as Psychology major with a minor in Sociology, I love American International College so much that I will be returning in the fall for myMasters/ Doctorates in Clinical Psychology with an interest in Forensics.
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    • C+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 69% Acceptance Rate
    • $20,362 Net Price
    • 762-990 SAT Range
  3. Anna Maria College

    • 4 Year
    • Paxton, MA
    • 211

    College Sophomore: I finished my first year of college and have gone through so much. I made a lot of friends. Some of them are very understanding and like to be there for me. However, some are not. Some students are less social and make unnecessary comments that could hurt a person's feelings. There's always going to be some type of drama in any place a person would go. During college, I realized that certain opinions shouldn't matter and get in the way of my destination. There are so many great students, professors and staff there. My college is a small community and the relationships among people are closer than any other college. In a way you could say we're just one family. I say that because we all know each other and there's no problem of saying hi. I got a great feel on how the school work is like too. I knew before my freshman year that there was going to be a lot of work, studying and essays to do. I put aside my fear, and done it. I've written so many essays and I've studied so hard throughout one year. I stayed up late to the point where I had to force myself to stay up. I know I'm not the only one. My biggest problem, as well as others, is that I procrastinate. I have to manage my time appropriately which I will next semester because I know how it's like. I was tired all the time and I didn't get enough sleep most of the time. I managed to get every work done on time though but it was through the hard way. The essays didn't help, especially the 4+ pages. I'm already a slow essay writer. I take my time and look over so many times to make sure it doesn't sound bad. It's honestly not that bad if you really set your mind to it. What gets me going is the support I receive from the community and playing soccer. I experienced playing college soccer and it's so much different from High School but I was preparing for it. I knew there was going to be a lot more running and focus. I've grown to love soccer and after playing, I love it even more. It's great and safe place to go!
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    • C+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 83% Acceptance Rate
    • $28,050 Net Price
    •  SAT Range
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2018 Best Colleges for Nursing in Massachusetts