Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has three nurse practitioner schools within its city limits. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the highest ranked school in the city with a nurse practitioner program, has a total student population of 4,252. It is the 336th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Nurse Practitioner students from Boston schools who go on to become nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary.
Of the 3 nurse practitioner schools in Boston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($28,121/yr) for nurse practitioner students, with University of Massachusetts-Boston as the lowest, reported at only $11,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|