Nichols College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,150
3.05% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$27,192
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.73%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.9%
2,358 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,403
80.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.2%
203 Graduates

About

Nichols College is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Nichols College were General Business (70 degrees awarded), Sport & Fitness Management (51 degrees), and Accounting (36 degrees).

In 2022, 435 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Nichols College. 42.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (352 degrees), 11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Nichols College is $37,150, which is $22,209 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Nichols College is $37,150, which is $22,209 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,192.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending Nichols College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$37,150
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Nichols College was $37,150. The cost of tuition at Nichols College is $22,209 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$27,192
2022 Value
3.52%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Nichols College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,192. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Nichols College grew by 3.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,475
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Nichols College was of $10,475 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Nichols College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.2% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.73%
2019 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Nichols College was 3.73%, which represents 18 out of the 482 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Nichols College received 2,358 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.52% annual growth. Out of those 2,358 applicants, 2,001 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,403 students enrolled at Nichols College in 2022. 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Nichols College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,001
Accepted Out of 2,358

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Nichols College was 84.9% (2,001 admissions from 2,358 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 84.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.52%, while admissions grew by 7.64%..

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage (2022)
66
Scores Submitted (2022)

21% of enrolled first-time students at Nichols College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Nichols College had a total enrollment of 1,403 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Nichols College is 1,124 students and the part-time enrollment is 279. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Nichols College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Nichols College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.9% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.48% Black or African American, 3.64% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0713% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Nichols College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (46.6%), followed by White Female (24%) and Black or African American Male (8.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.6%), followed by White Male (37.1%) and Black or African American Male (5.71%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Nichols College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,403 students. The full-time enrollment at Nichols College is 1,124 and the part-time enrollment is 279. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Nichols College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Nichols College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Nichols College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    995 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    151 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    133 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Nichols College is 70.9% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.48% Black or African American, 3.64% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0713% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 69 fewer women than men received degrees from Nichols College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Nichols College is white (352 degrees awarded). There were 11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Nichols College is General Business (70 degrees awarded), followed by Sport & Fitness Management (51 degrees) and Accounting (36 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Nichols College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (53 degrees), and Business (302 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Nichols College are Accountants & auditors (1,058,800 people), Other managers (845,210 people), Financial managers (521,992 people), Chief executives & legislators (424,566 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (372,289 people).

The most specialized majors at Nichols College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (53 degrees), Business (302 degrees), History (4 degrees), and Psychology (18 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Nichols College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Nichols College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (53 degrees), Business (302 degrees), History (4 degrees), and Psychology (18 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Nichols College are Elementary & secondary schools (1,034,550 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (600,679 people), Computer Systems Design (593,530 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (575,087 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (561,234 people).

The most specialized majors at Nichols College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (53 degrees), Business (302 degrees), History (4 degrees), and Psychology (18 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Nichols College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 70 degrees awarded
  2. 51 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Nichols College was General Business with 70 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

252
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
183
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 252 degrees were awarded to men at Nichols College, which is 1.38 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (183).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Nichols College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 7.5 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Nichols College in General Business, which is 0.762 times less than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 51% of students graduating from Nichols College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Nichols College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    352 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Nichols College is white (352 degrees awarded). There were 11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

1.15% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    200 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    152 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Nichols College is white male (200 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (152 degrees).

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Operations

Nichols College has an endowment valued at nearly $27.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−19.7%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Nichols College had a total salary expenditure of 38.8M. Nichols College employs 25 Associate professors, 18 Assistant professors and 7 Professors. Most academics at Nichols College are Male Associate professor (13), Female Associate professor (12), and Male Assistant professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Nichols College are: Management, with 56 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees.

Endowment

$27.3M
2022 Endowment
14.8%
decline from 2021

Nichols College has an endowment valued at about $27.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Nichols College declined 14.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.7M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$14.6M
2022 Salaries
3.43%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Nichols College paid a median of $14.6M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($38.8M) and a 3.43% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.56M
Instructional Salaries
52
Number of Employees

In 2022, Nichols College paid a total of $4.56M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Nichols College were Associate professor with 25 employees, Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Professor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Nichols College were Management with 56 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Nichols College was Male Associate professor with 13 employees, Female Associate professor with 12 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 10 employees.

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