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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 average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Massachusetts are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Massachusetts? Leading the 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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Massachusetts's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$910
In State Tuition
1) Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, Public Not For Profit
38 61
$910
In State Tuition
2) Salem State University
Salem, Public Not For Profit
42 64
$970
In State Tuition
3) Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, Public Not For Profit
39 67
$970
In State Tuition
4) Framingham State University
Framingham, Public Not For Profit
53 68
$970
In State Tuition
5) Westfield State University
Westfield, Public Not For Profit
43 63
$970
In State Tuition
6) Worcester State University
Worcester, Public Not For Profit
51 73
$1,030
In State Tuition
7) Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, Public Not For Profit
46 70
$1,632
In State Tuition
8) Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, Public Not For Profit
54 75
$9,480
In State Tuition
9) University of Phoenix Boston Campus
Braintree, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,500
In State Tuition
10) Zion Bible College
Haverhill, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,920
In State Tuition
11) New England College of Business
Boston, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,400
In State Tuition
12) Boston Baptist College
Boston, Private Not For Profit
18 n/a
$12,200
In State Tuition
13) Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, Public Not For Profit
61 64
$12,783
In State Tuition
14) University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, Public Not For Profit
48 69
$13,110
In State Tuition
15) University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Public Not For Profit
49 78
$13,932
In State Tuition
16) University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, Public Not For Profit
68 76
$14,436
In State Tuition
17) Cambridge College
Cambridge, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,590
In State Tuition
18) University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Public Not For Profit
77 75
$16,950
In State Tuition
19) Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Boston, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,540
In State Tuition
20) The New England Institute of Art
Brookline, Private For Profit
n/a n/a