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Cheapest Colleges in Massachusetts by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Massachusetts but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Massachusetts for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. 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 out of state total cost 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.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Massachusetts tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Massachusetts are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Massachusetts? Leading the colleges list is University of Phoenix Boston Campus in Braintree with an out of state total cost of $17,310.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Massachusetts's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$17,310
Out of State Total Cost
1) University of Phoenix Boston Campus
Braintree, Private For Profit
- -
$20,400
Out of State Total Cost
2) Boston Baptist College
Boston, Private Not For Profit
18 -
$22,224
Out of State Total Cost
3) New England College of Business
Boston, Private For Profit
- -
$22,724
Out of State Total Cost
4) Zion Bible College
Haverhill, Private Not For Profit
- -
$24,440
Out of State Total Cost
5) Cambridge College
Cambridge, Private Not For Profit
- -
$26,433
Out of State Total Cost
6) The New England Institute of Art
Brookline, Private For Profit
- -
$27,534
Out of State Total Cost
7) Westfield State University
Westfield, Public Not For Profit
43 63
$27,911
Out of State Total Cost
8) Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, Public Not For Profit
39 67
$28,820
Out of State Total Cost
9) Framingham State University
Framingham, Public Not For Profit
53 68
$29,110
Out of State Total Cost
10) Worcester State University
Worcester, Public Not For Profit
51 73
$29,702
Out of State Total Cost
11) Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, Public Not For Profit
38 61
$30,618
Out of State Total Cost
12) Salem State University
Salem, Public Not For Profit
42 64
$30,804
Out of State Total Cost
13) Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, Public Not For Profit
46 70
$33,075
Out of State Total Cost
14) Saint John's Seminary
Brighton, Private Not For Profit
- -
$36,820
Out of State Total Cost
15) Bay State College
Boston, Private For Profit
- -
$37,620
Out of State Total Cost
16) Boston Architectural College
Boston, Private Not For Profit
- -
$38,250
Out of State Total Cost
17) Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Boston, Private Not For Profit
- -
$39,130
Out of State Total Cost
18) Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, Public Not For Profit
54 75
$39,282
Out of State Total Cost
19) Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Brookline, Private Not For Profit
- -
$42,314
Out of State Total Cost
20) Eastern Nazarene College
Quincy, Private Not For Profit
57 74