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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 2016/2017 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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 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
n/a n/a
$20,400
Out of State Total Cost
2) Boston Baptist College
Boston, Private Not For Profit
12 n/a
$20,856
Out of State Total Cost
3) New England College of Business
Boston, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$21,910
Out of State Total Cost
4) Zion Bible College
Haverhill, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$23,936
Out of State Total Cost
5) Cambridge College
Cambridge, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$25,785
Out of State Total Cost
6) ITT Technical Institute Norwood
Norwood, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$25,785
Out of State Total Cost
7) ITT Technical Institute Wilmington
Wilmington, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$26,433
Out of State Total Cost
8) The New England Institute of Art
Brookline, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$26,757
Out of State Total Cost
9) Westfield State University
Westfield, Public Not For Profit
42 63
$27,359
Out of State Total Cost
10) Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, Public Not For Profit
38 66
$27,664
Out of State Total Cost
11) Framingham State University
Framingham, Public Not For Profit
43 61
$28,426
Out of State Total Cost
12) Worcester State University
Worcester, Public Not For Profit
49 72
$28,743
Out of State Total Cost
13) Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, Public Not For Profit
38 61
$29,968
Out of State Total Cost
14) Salem State University
Salem, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$30,098
Out of State Total Cost
15) Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, Public Not For Profit
49 72
$32,900
Out of State Total Cost
16) Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Boston, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$33,075
Out of State Total Cost
17) Saint John's Seminary
Brighton, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$36,820
Out of State Total Cost
18) Bay State College
Boston, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$37,112
Out of State Total Cost
19) Boston Architectural College
Boston, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$37,578
Out of State Total Cost
20) Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, Public Not For Profit
55 76