Nichols College

Nichols College

Nichols College, located in Dudley, Massachusetts, was established in 1815. Commonly known as NC, the college has a 200 acre campus. NC, a four year college, offers bachelor's and master's programs in over 30 study programs.

NC has the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Graduate College of Business

The NC athletics department fields teams for a number of intercollegiate sports such as basketball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. NC also offers financial aid to deserving students in the form of institutional scholarships such as the President's Achievement Scholarship, the Dean's Achievement Scholarship and the Trustees Achievement Scholarship.

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Contacting Nichols College

Nichols College
Center Rd
Dudley , MA 01571-5000
General Phone: (508) 213-1560

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Nichols College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management217business, business management, accounting, business communications, managerial economics, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27sports and fitness management
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and administration
Liberal Arts13English, history
Therapy and Counseling6psychology
Education and Teaching3English teaching, history teaching

Number of programs and degrees for Nichols College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree19217
Associate's degree71
Master's degree881

Nichols College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Nichols College had a total enrollment of 1,477 students (1,279 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 64%
Women 36%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 41%
20-21 22%
22-24 10%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

Rhode Island9%
New Hampshire5%
New York2%
New Jersey1%
(International Students)1%

Nichols College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 40 %

Nichols College Room and Board (2007)

Nichols College offers campus housing for 915 of its 1,279 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Dudley, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Nichols College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410500
SAT Math420520
SAT Writing420500
ACT Composite1620

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT14%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Nichols College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,970
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,970
Room and board $ 9,100
Room charge $ 4,800
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,300
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 1,670

Financial Aid:
Nichols College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 219700)

Nichols College Faculty

Nichols College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$74,9483$81,517
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year13$47,8427$50,936
All faculty totalcalendar year24$59,56012$60,604

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Nichols College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New England Football Conference
Basketball Commonwealth Coast Conference
Baseball Commonwealth Coast Conference

Nichols College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Education And Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Mathematics, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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