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

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 hands-on 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.

The Nichols Experience

From the on-campus Bloomberg Trading Room to the Super Bowl, Nichols students view the world as one giant classroom.

College Leadership

Lauren Denis '24 sat down with Interim President Bill Pieczynski to discuss his first few months on the job and how Nichols has continued to thrive under his leadership.

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 96% 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 part of 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 innovation team that serves the broad technology needs of the Nichols community.

AACSB Accreditation

Nichols is part of 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



Ranked 8th in the nation among undergraduate business schools for salary potential


Every Nichols graduate completes an internship, and all business students also complete a professional certification and a consulting project.


$115,200 Average mid-career pay for Nichols graduates (10+ years experience)


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


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% students receive financial aid (average aid package = $26,515)
  • After Nichols: 96% of graduates employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation