Nichols College

Dudley, MA

Nichols College, founded in 1815, is a private, coeducational college offering degrees in business and liberal arts, with a focus on leadership and professional development. Its more than 200-acre campus is located in Central Massachusetts in the historic town of Dudley, less than an hour from five major New England cities.

School Profiles: Undergrad Business

Learn. Lead. Succeed.


Degrees From Nichols
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
• Communication
• Criminal Justice
• Economics
• English
• History
• Mathematics
• Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

• Accounting
• Corporate Finance & Investment
• Criminal Justice Management
• Digital & Social Media Marketing
• Economics
• Finance
• General Business
• Hospitality Management
• Human Resource Management
• International Business
• Management
• Marketing
• Marketing Analytics
• Retail Management
• Sport Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Science (MS)
• Accounting
• Counterterrorism
• Organizational Leadership

Athletics at Nichols
Men’s Division III
• Baseball
• Basketball
• Cross-Country
• Football
• Golf
• Ice Hockey
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Tennis
• Track & Field
• Volleyball

Women’s Division III
• Basketball
• Cross-Country
• Field Hockey
• Ice Hockey
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Softball
• Tennis
• Track & Field
• Volleyball

Club Sports
• Cheerleading
• Dance
• Ice Hockey
• Lacrosse
• Racquetball
• Rugby

Nichols College is a top choice for business and leadership education because of its distinctive career-focused approach to learning inside and outside the classroom. Nichols students are encouraged to reach their potential through experiential learning, hands-on opportunities, and individualized mentoring. 

Every Nichols student takes part in our signature Professional Development Seminar, a four-year program of one-credit academic courses dedicated to developing professional interpersonal skills. You’ll learn to represent yourself and your brand as you move through the program by interviewing, speaking, and writing to launch your career. 

No one gets lost in our community of 1,200 students, and you’ll enjoy access to some of the brightest minds teaching and doing business in New England today. Our faculty are composed of professionals who have succeeded in their own fields and now want to give back through teaching and mentoring. Many of our alumni credit Nichols’s solid business education, nurturing atmosphere, and close-knit campus as the underpinning for their personal success. 

The campus
Located in the sprawling hills of Dudley, Massachusetts, the scenic Nichols College campus is rooted firmly in rural New England life but is also conveniently located less than an hour from five major cities, including Boston, and just three hours from New York. 

The campus itself is a mix of historic and modern buildings, with classic New England architecture that sets the tone for learning. Many of our original halls have been beautifully renovated to incorporate the latest technology and encourage team-based learning. 

Eighty percent of our day students live on campus in one of our 10 residential communities. Campus life is centered around the Fels Student Center, which features a variety of student-life offices and spaces dedicated to studying, collaborating, and learning.

The athletics
Fitness and competition are core competencies for business leaders and successful professionals in every market. We place a premium on these skills with a storied history of championships across our 21 NCAA Division III athletic teams. We also proudly sponsor varsity eSports and a variety of club and intramural activities. 

The state-of-the-art Recreation and Athletic Center features a weight room, an aerobics room, a squash court, and an indoor multiuse facility for basketball and volleyball with an elevated running track. Outdoor facilities include the newly revamped Vendetti multipurpose field, an eight-lane running track, tennis courts, basketball courts, a volleyball court, a campus-wide Frisbee golf course, and fields for baseball, softball, and soccer.

Nationally ranked ROI
College is a life-changing investment, so we make sure to deliver every student an industry-leading education at an affordable price. With an average 2019–2020 academic year cost of just $28,294, we’ve been recognized by as a top school for return on investment, ranking in the top 15 Business schools for three years running. Give yourself a head start on an amazing life when you earn a degree that nets the average Nichols student higher earnings than most of our competitors, according to the US Department of Education’s College Scorecard.