Nichols College


Nichols College transforms ambitious and open-minded students into confident business leaders who make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others.

The Nichols Difference

Nichols College Class of 2024 "Thank You" Video

Nichols College gave the Class of 2024 an opportunity to thank those close to their hearts days before commencement.

Nichols Commencement 2024 Recap

On May 4, Nichols College celebrated the graduating class of 2024, their collective accomplishments, and all that is yet to come.

The Super Bowl Practicum

Seventeen students from our nationally ranked sport management program travelled to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl for an experiential learning opportunity.

Life at Nichols College (Aaron and Riley’s version)

With majors such as digital and social media marketing, entrepreneurship and marketing analytics, Nichols College enables students to put academic theory into practice. Roommates Aaron ’25 and Riley ’25 are creating digital content for Nichols while growing their own businesses.

Experiential Learning

We provide our students with a portfolio of experiential learning opportunities that supports their career development. From internships to professional certifications to consulting projects, learn how our education prepares students for life after Nichols.

A Day in the Life

We’re a close-knit community, residing on a beautiful New England campus, and consider The Hill our second home.

Explore Majors

Nichols offers 27 undergraduate majors in traditional and emerging fields, along with accelerated master’s and law degree programs.

Visit Campus

Our 220-acre campus is classic New England, beautiful in all four seasons, with plenty of room to roam (and ask us how our grass is so green).

Engage in Campus Life

Find your niche within 35+ student-led organizations, club and intramural sports and more than 250 student activities every year.

Course Catalog

Explore current courses, the 2023-24 academic calendar, financial aid information and more.

Career Prep and PDS

Our award-winning CPDC provides the tools and resources students need to prepare for careers of meaning and purpose.

Housing, Dining and Campus Life

From mental health counselors to on-campus Starbucks baristas, our housing, dining and campus life staff are focused on providing an exemplary student experience.

Career Services

Questions about ROI? A full 95% of Nichols graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Affording Nichols

We’re committed to making a Nichols degree affordable through a combination of loans, grants, work study and other sources.

Campus Safety

Learn how we keep our 220-acre campus safe in a respectful, collaborative and professional manner.

AACSB Accreditation

Nichols is among the 6% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Nichols Hub

A one-stop site for faculty and staff, with links to departments, policies and OneLogin.

IT and Help Desk

Information Technology is a collaborative and innovative team that serves the broad technology needs of the Nichols community.

AACSB Accreditation

Nichols is among the 6% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Academic Calendar

The trusted resource for semester start (and end) dates, add/drop, holidays, open houses, research symposiums, award ceremonies and more.

Bison Forever

Attend an event, mentor a student, use career resources, volunteer and support the next generation of Bison leaders.

Nichols Generosity

Give to what matters to you: scholarships, student assistance funds, faculty, athletics, capital improvements, clubs and activities or The Nichols Fund to support areas of greatest need.

Bison Athletics

Our 24 NCAA Division III programs regularly win conference championships, earn NCAA tournament bids and academic accolades and foster Bison pride.


Stay connected through Nichols College Magazine, the Golden Bison Bulletin and Nichols & Sense e-newsletter.

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Facts and Rankings



We are ranked 8th in the nation among undergraduate business schools for salary potential.


Nichols is committed to value and affordability. That's why 98% of students receive a grant and/or scholarship.


The average mid-career pay for Nichols graduates (10+ years experience) is $115,200.


Just 6% of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited, including Nichols.


We are ranked 10th Best Value Business College in nation according to Payscale.


  • Founded: 1815 in Dudley, Massachusetts
  • Enrollment: 1265 (undergraduate); 385 (graduate)
  • Majors/Minors: 27/25
  • Bison Near and Far: Students from 30 states and 10 countries
  • Financial Aid: 98% of students receive financial aid (average aid package = $26,515)
  • After Nichols: 95% of graduates employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation