Cheapest Colleges in Massachusetts by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Massachusetts these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Massachusetts list for a ranking which considers school quality and net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Massachusetts are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Massachusetts? Leading our colleges list is Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater with an in state tuition of $910.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Massachusetts's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating $Value
1 Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, Public
$910 41 66
2 Salem State University
Salem, Public
$910 38 63
3 Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, Public
$970 42 74
4 Framingham State University
Framingham, Public
$970 59 75
5 Westfield State University
Westfield, Public
$970 52 76
6 Worcester State University
Worcester, Public
$970 40 69
7 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, Public
$1,030 49 77
8 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, Public
$1,417 47 69
9 University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, Public
$1,454 60 75
10 Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, Public
$1,465 53 65
11 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Public
$1,714 72 77
12 University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Public
$1,714 48 77
13 New England College of Business
Boston, Private
$9,160 n/a n/a
14 University of Phoenix Boston Campus
Braintree, Private
$9,480 n/a n/a
15 Zion Bible College
Haverhill, Private
$9,600 n/a n/a
16 Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, Public
$10,400 60 72
17 Cambridge College
Cambridge, Private
$13,392 n/a n/a
18 Boston Baptist College
Boston, Private
$13,500 7 n/a
19 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Boston, Private
$16,950 n/a n/a
20 ITT Technical Institute Norwood
Norwood, Private
$17,748 n/a n/a

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