I believe Northeastern is a 5 year coop program? If so, investigate the pros and cons of that option.
With Mass. public universities, make sure you are counting up all of the fees. Their academic fees are much higher than their tuition.
Look for the first time pass rates of each college's graduates for the RN exam. That info is often posted online by individual states, and if not, may be available by emailing your State Board of Nursing. That info is not perfect, because some schools may kick out students if they don't think they will do well on the exam, and some schools have a less selective student body in the beginning. Also, it only includes the first time that each person takes the test - many pass the second time.
If a nursing school has low pass rates for a few years in a row, they are put on probation, and could lose their acreditation. That should be a red flag.
Last edited by charlieschm; 10-30-2012 at 02:38 PM.