Skip Navigation
College Navigator
College Navigator

Name of School

States (use map for more than 1 state)

use map
close
ZIP Code 
 
select

Programs/Majors

 0 Items Selected

Level of Award  help

Institution Type help

graphic
 
blank
waiting for map to load
Loading map...

IPEDS ID: 167260
OPE ID: 00219700
add to favorites
Nichols College
Center Rd, Dudley, Massachusetts 01571-5000
General information:  (800) 470-3379
Website:  www.nichols.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,592 (1,322 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
8%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty5090
Instructional5090
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$33,300$33,400$34,000$35,0002.9%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,400$1,400$1,4000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,600$13,500$13,800$13,9501.1%
Other$1,500$2,200$2,200$2,2000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,500$6,500$6,500$6,5000.0%
Other$2,500$2,700$2,700$2,7000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,500$2,700$2,700$2,7000.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$48,600$50,500$51,400$52,5502.2%
Off Campus$43,500$44,000$44,600$45,6002.2%
Off Campus with Family$37,000$37,500$38,100$39,1002.6%
close
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
1. Select starting academic year
2. Select tuition inflation rate
 
 

% (0-100 allowed)
  • The output is only an estimate and not a guarantee of the actual amount the student may be charged; it is not binding on the Secretary, the institution of higher education, or the State; and it may change, subject to the availability of financial assistance, State appropriations, and other factors. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance.
  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
Estimate the total tuition and fee costs over the duration of a typical program.
 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$7,800
Fees$560
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1374100%————
Grant or scholarship aid374100%$7,951,249$21,260
Federal grants14338%$656,403$4,590
Pell grants14338%$621,928$4,349
Other federal grants7420%$34,475$466
State/local government grant or scholarships8723%$202,908$2,332
Institutional grants or scholarships374100%$7,091,938$18,962
Student loan aid31785%$3,014,496$9,509
Federal student loans31684%$1,756,717$5,559
Other student loans7821%$1,257,779$16,125
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,23594%$24,296,430$19,673
Pell grants43733%$1,917,432$4,388
Federal student loans1,01277%$6,954,234$6,872
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$29,302$30,500$29,158
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$23,379$23,907$26,457
$30,001 – $48,000$24,629$26,299$25,517
$48,001 – $75,000$25,302$28,829$28,290
$75,001 – $110,000$29,064$30,708$29,835
$110,001 and more$32,119$32,565$31,659
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
Net Price Calculator
An institution’s net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.
Visit this institution's net price calculator
Fall 2018
Total enrollment1,592
Undergraduate enrollment1,322
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment88
Graduate enrollment270
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 62%
Female: 38%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 56%
Out-of-state: 39%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 9%
Part-time: 91%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 88%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 100%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
  • All graduate courses at Nichols College are "Hi-Flex", meaning a student can either attend class in person, or can connect to a live class online from anywhere.
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,4351,579856
Percent admitted82%81%84%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%18%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • Test Flexible policy: Students over a 3.0 unweighted, cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale can choose to waive SAT or ACT scores. Students below a 3.0 wishing to waive test scores must complete an interview with a member of the admissions staff. International Students: Students graduating from a secondary school whose language of instruction is English can choose to waive test scores in accordance with the test flexible policies above.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 75%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 79 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 55%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 41%
8-year: 42%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 52%
6-year: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 52%
Female: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 46%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 45%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 41%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 29%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 49%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 20%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 29%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 73%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 37%
Enrolled at same institution: 5%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 7%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-2517d
Business Administration and Management, General-11d78d
Business/Commerce, General3d70d0d
Business/Corporate Communications-6-
Business/Managerial Economics-5-
Finance, General-24-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-12-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-11d-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-8-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-20-
Organizational Leadership--28d
Category total3d192d123d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-3-
Category total-3-
History
History, General-3-
Category total-3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-33-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-1-
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations--4d
Category total-344d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-2-
Category total-2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-37-
Category total-37-
Psychology
Psychology, General-17-
Category total-17-
Grand total3288127
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 12
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 11
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $20,955
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,063
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Baseball31
Basketball2614
Field Hockey21
Football101
Golf22
Ice Hockey2923
Lacrosse3116
Soccer2722
Softball19
Tennis2016
Track and Field, Outdoor3814
Track and Field, X-Country96
Volleyball11
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (12/01/1965)06/30/2025
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/121664.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations323
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations323
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape445
Fondling243
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault223
Burglary611
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson002
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape442
Fondling242
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault123
Burglary410
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson002
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate7.6%7.3%5.8%
Number in default343629
Number in repayment442488500
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)