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Fall River, Massachusetts (MA) Colleges and Universities

Jul 14, 2020

Students who want to pursue higher education in a classic New England setting may be interested in some of the schools in and around Fall River, Massachusetts. The National Center for Education Statistics provides relevant data about some of these schools.

Closest Schools to Fall River, Massachusetts

There are two non-specialty schools in Fall River and a few more colleges and universities nearby. Here are the five closest schools.

  • Bristol Community College (0.0 miles)
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology (0.0 miles)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (9.4 miles)
  • Wheaton College (17.8 miles)
  • Bridgewater State University (20.6 miles)

Largest Schools Near Fall River, Massachusetts

Of the five largest schools near Fall River, Massachusetts, three are mid-size institutions and two are small colleges. If student population size is an important factor for you, it can be helpful to look at these numbers.

  • Bridgewater State University (10,990 students)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (8,513 students)
  • Bristol Community College (7,214 students)
  • Stonehill College (2,556 students)
  • Wheaton College (1,760 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price is a figure that the NCES calculates by deducting the average financial aid package from the total cost of attendance for a full-time undergraduate. For the 2018-2019 school year, these five schools were the most affordable in the Fall River area.

  • Bristol Community College ($6,711 per year)
  • Bridgewater State University ($17,323 per year)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth ($18,662 per year)
  • Wheaton College ($29,688 per year)
  • Stonehill College ($35,409 per year)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES calculates a school's overall graduation rate by identifying the number of full-time undergraduate students that complete their programs within 150% of normal time. In the fall River area, graduation rates range from twenty to almost ninety percent. If you're intent on earning your degree on time, check out the schools with the highest graduation rates for students who finished in 2019.

  • Stonehill College (82%)
  • Wheaton College (75%)
  • Bridgewater State University (61%)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (59%)
  • Bristol Community College (19%)

In conclusion, you can choose from six institutions if you're looking to study at a non-specialty school near Fall River, Massachusetts.

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