Quick Facts


Dudley, Massachusetts – main campus with two Mass. satellites: Worcester and Devens


Dr. Susan West Engelkemeyer




Within a supportive community, Nichols College transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education.

Educational Outcomes

Nichols ranked 9th in U.S. News and World Report 2014 Best Colleges in the north.

Nichols ranked 6th nationally among business schools for ROI (Return on Investment) by payscale.com

4 in 10 Nichols graduates become a president, CEO or business owner.

93% of Nichols 2013 graduates were employed or in a graduate program six months after graduation.

Day Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts with majors in: Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with specializations in: Accounting, Business Communication, Criminal Justice Management, Economics, Finance, General Business, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management
  • Educator Preparation Program
  • Honors Program
  • Accelerated Programs (4+1MBA)
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Undergraduate (Evening) Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with specializations in: Finance, General Business, International Business, and Marketing
  • A to B & Beyond® Business Partnerships with:
    • Quinsigamond Community College – Located in Worcester and Southbridge, Mass.
    • Mount Wachusett Community College – Located in Gardner, Leominster, and Devens, Mass.
  • Certificate of Advanced Leadership Studies
Graduate Degrees and Certificates
  • Master of Business Administration – General Business
  • Master of Business Administration with specializations in: Accounting and Finance, Management, International Management and Marketing
  • 4+1 MBA (Accelerated Program)
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL)
  • Certificate of Advanced Leadership Studies (COALS)
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 receiving help with the transition to college and exploring majors; second-year students exploring majors and internship opportunities; third-year students refining their job search skills including interviewing, writing resumes and developing portfolios; 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 through: Regent’s University in London; Academic Programs International(API) (a business-focused program available in 17 countries); The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) (with sites in Asia, New Zealand, and Australia); European University (in Barcelona, Munich and Geneva); Semester at Sea; and the EC Language School in Boston.

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
Fall 2013 Cost for Undergraduate Day Student: tuition/room/meals


2013-14 Tuition Per Credit Hour/ Undergraduate Evening


2013-14 Tuition Per Credit Hour/Graduate


First-year Full-Time Day Students, Fall 2013


Total Day Student Enrollment, Fall 2013


Student to Faculty Ratio, Fall 2013

17 to 1

% of Day Students Living on Campus, Fall 2013


Annual Financial Aid

$34.2 million (Includes work study, institutional funds, alternative loans, parent).

% of Full-time Students Receiving Financial Aid (excluding parent loans and private loans)


  • Men’s NCAA Div. III:
    baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track and field
  • Women’s NCAA Div. III:
    basketball, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and track and field
  • Club Sports:
    men’s rugby, men’s ice hockey, racquetball, paintball, volleyball, cheerleading
  • Intramural Sports:
    basketball, soccer, floor hockey, dodge ball


Radio Station

WNRC 97.5 FM

Endowment 2012

$5.6 million

Number of Alumni



Faculty 93 (part-time and full-time)
Staff 138 (part-time and full-time)

For additional information about the undergraduate day program, please contact: Paul Brower
Director of Admissions
508-213-2371 / paul.brower@nichols.edu
For additional information about evening undergraduate and graduate programs, please contact: David Rice
Assistant Director of Recruiting
Graduate & Professional Studies
508-213-2264 / david.rice@nichols.edu

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