Nichols College (Nichols)

Center Rd, Dudley, MA

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Nichols is a nonprofit private institution located in Dudley, Massachusetts and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Nichols has an annual student enrollment of over 1,500.

A list of some of the programs offered are:

  • Business Administration
  • Commerce
  • Sports Management
  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Marketing

The school maintains an open enrollment policy, admitting all applicants that meet the minimum requirements for admission. Submission of school records, test scores, and personal statements may be needed for certain programs. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $33,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and that is why students should use the school's net price calculator to understand their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Student housing is available for students, and generally costs around $5,900 for the year. Some students at Nichols College may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Nichols College is the "Bison", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA. Available sports offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the Nichols College website to see a complete list of areas of study, programs, admissions information, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Nichols College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Nichols College is around 1,500 students, with undergraduate students making up about 87% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $33,000-$40,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,100 to $1,300 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$18,520
Receiving Student Loans85%$9,250
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Nichols College may offer services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Nichols College is around 47%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years42%
Graduating in 5 Years3%
Graduating in 6 Years0.9%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Nichols is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Commonwealth Coast Conference)
  • Basketball (Commonwealth Coast Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New England Football Conference)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Nichols College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies


English Language and Literature


Mathematics and Statistics


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Nichols College for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

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