Massachusetts contains nine schools that offer practical nursing programs. Boston College, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in MA, has a total student population of 15,036 and is the 29th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 practical nursing schools in Massachusetts, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing comes out as the most expensive ($31,640/yr), with University of Massachusetts-Boston as the lowest recorded at only $11,506/yr.
Practical Nursing students from Massachusetts schools who go on to become practical nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. 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. In fact, in the Massachusetts alone, there are 16,780 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $49,760. Registered nurses in this state earn $81,780/yr and there are 83,060 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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