Nichols at a Glance
|President||Dr. Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D.|
|Profile||Nichols College is a four-year private, not-for-profit, coeducational institution offering associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees as well as certificate programs.|
|Mission||Within a supportive community, Nichols College transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education.|
|Vision Statement||Nichols College is a college of choice for business and leadership education as a result of its distinctive career-focused and leadership-based approaches to learning, both in and out of the classroom.|
Nichols is ranked 12th nationally among business schools for salary potential by Payscale.com.
Nichols is ranked 10th nationally as a Best Value Business School by Payscale.com.
Nichols is ranked 14th most affordable college in Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts, a list that ranks colleges offering online programs—OnlineColleges.net.
Nichols was awarded “Best Business Education” by the Worcester Business Journal's Best of Business reader's poll in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
In potentially the largest study of its kind ever conducted, Nichols has the 13th highest success rate nationally out of 578 selective private colleges for helping students achieve a higher economic status than the one they grew up in. The study was led by Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics at Stanford University.
92% of Nichols 2016 graduates were employed or in a graduate program six months after graduation.
First Year Retention Rate: 71% (Fall 2016)
|Undergraduate Adult Education||
|Post-baccalaureate Certificates (Evening Program)||
|Career Focus||Nichols signature Professional Development Seminar (PDS) Program is a four-year program of one credit academic courses. Coursework logically builds on the prior year, with first-year students making the transition to college and discovering what it takes to succeed; second-year students learning how to represent themselves and develop their professional brand; third-year students refining their interviewing and networking skills; and fourth-year students launching successful careers.|
|Leadership Development||Believing that leadership is vital and should be discovered, cultivated, and celebrated, Nichols College encourages the leadership potential in all of its students through experiential learning, hands-on opportunities, and individualized mentoring.|
|Internship Opportunities||Internships provide an opportunity for students to explore a specific career, gain real-life work experience, and develop a network of contacts. Often, internship experiences lead to full-time employment upon graduation.|
|Global Learning||Study Abroad options include faculty-led, course-related travel; The Washington Center in Washington, DC; and Nichols' international student population on campus.|
The following sport management degree program(s) has been granted Candidacy Status by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), located in Arlington, VA, USA:
|Fall 2016-2017 Cost for Undergraduate Day Student (tuition/room/meals)||$46,900|
|2016–17 Tuition Per Credit Hour/Undergraduate Evening||$330|
|2016–17 Tuition Graduate||
|Fall 2016 First-year Full-time Day Students||356|
|Fall 2016 Total Day Student Enrollment||1,179|
|Fall 2016 Student to Faculty Ratio||18 to 1|
|Fall 2016 Day Students Living on Campus||80%|
|Annual Financial Aid
(includes student employment, institutional funds, alternative loans, parent)
|Full-time Students Receiving Financial Aid
(excluding parent loans and private loans)
|Endowment 2015||$11.3 million|
|Number of Alumni||14,246|
(part-time and full-time)
|Radio Station||WNRC 97.5 FM|