Massachusetts Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Massachusetts?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Massachusetts was $24,248 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $10,662 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Massachusetts amongst the costliest as the 4th most expensive and 49th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $807 from the 2014-2015 average of $23,441 and represents a 3.44% annual increase. The list of Massachusetts colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 106 colleges and universities in Massachusetts, the most popular being Boston University with 25,851 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $47,422. Williams College is the most expensive in Massachusetts with an in-state tuition of $49,780.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Massachusetts colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Massachusetts or cheap Massachusetts colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore Massachusetts Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
American International College
Springfield, 1,744 Students
$31,870 28 34
Amherst College  Best Value
Amherst, 1,792 Students
$49,730 98 85
Anna Maria College
Paxton, 820 Students
$32,880 n/a n/a
Assumption College
Worcester, 2,208 Students
$35,510 n/a n/a
Babson College  Best Value
Wellesley, 2,560 Students
$46,784 93 70
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Great Barrington, 322 Students
$49,102 n/a n/a
Bay Path College
Longmeadow, 1,746 Students
$31,785 52 63
Bay State College
Boston, 730 Students
$21,024 n/a n/a
Becker College
Worcester, 1,567 Students
$32,500 44 33
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Boston, 430 Students
$16,950 n/a n/a
Bentley University  Best Value
Waltham, 4,865 Students
$42,550 89 64
Berklee College of Music
Boston, 4,333 Students
$38,940 n/a n/a
Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, 751 Students
$624 n/a n/a
Boston Architectural College
Boston, 736 Students
$20,016 n/a n/a
Boston Baptist College
Boston, 63 Students
$11,400 n/a n/a
Boston College  Best Value
Chestnut Hill, 13,024 Students
$48,540 96 72
Boston University  Best Value
Boston, 25,851 Students
$47,422 88 63
Brandeis University  Best Value
Waltham, 5,457 Students
$47,702 94 72
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, 8,452 Students
$910 42 65
Bristol Community College
Fall River, 4,335 Students
$576 n/a n/a

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