Nichols College at a Glance

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.

Dudley, Massachusetts

Glenn M. Sulmasy, JD, LL.M



Student Outcomes
96% of Nichols 2021 graduates were employed or in a graduate program six months after graduation.

First Year Retention Rate
72% (Fall 2021)

Four Year Graduation Rate

Fall 2021 New Students

Total 2021 Day Enrollment

First-Year Students Living on Campus

Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1

Number of Alumni

148 Faculty
175 Staff

Radio Station
WNRC 97.5 FM

Endowment 2021
$32.1 million

2022-23 Cost for Undergraduate Day Student (Tuition/Room/Meals)

2021-22 Average Undergraduate Net Cost

2019-20 Average Financial Aid Award

Full-Time Students Receiving
Financial Aid

98% (Excluding parent loans and private loans)

2018 Average Student Loan Debt

2018 Average Monthly Debt Payment

College Rankings

Nichols is ranked 12th nationally among undergraduate business schools for salary potential by

Nichols is ranked 13th nationally as a Best Value Business College by

Nichols is ranked 2nd most affordable online college in Massachusetts by

Nichols was awarded “Best Business Education” by the Worcester Business Journal’s Best of Business reader’s poll in 2014 and 2016-2021.

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 mission of Nichols College is to educate and enlighten students to capitalize on their ambitions and to become impactful, forward looking global leaders.


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, and through impactful research and professional education.


Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Science Science in Business Administration with concentrations in: Accounting, Business Analytics, Corporate Finance & Investments, Criminal Justice Management, Digital Marketing & Social Media, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, Hospitality Events & Tourism, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Nonprofit Management, Real Estate Management, Sport Management, Sport Marketing & Content Creation, and Sport Sales & Strategy.
  • Bachelor of Arts with majors in: Communication, Criminal Justice, Criminal Psychology, Economics, and Psychology.

Undergraduate Adult Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with concentrations in: Accounting, Criminal Justice Management, Human Resource Management, General Business, and Management. 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)
  • Master of Science in Counterterrorism (MSC)
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

  • Advanced Critical Thinking & Decision Making
  • Cybersecurity for the Global Environment
  • Data Analytics
  • Leadership
  • Project Management & Innovative Leadership
  • Strategic HR Management


Men’s NCAA Div III

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track & field
  • Volleyball

Women’s NCAA Div III

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Varsity Co-ed

  • eSports
  • Cheerleading

Club Sports

  • Rugby
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Racquetball
  • Dance


The sport management degree program at Nichols College has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Arlington, VA, USA. The sport management program in the following degree is accredited by COSMA:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Marketing & Content Creation
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Sales & strategy

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