College Costs in Massachusetts

The 2021 Directory of Massachusetts Colleges and Prices

Massachusetts Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend college in Massachusetts?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Massachusetts was $27,990 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is $13,325 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 $827 from the 2018-2019 average of $27,163 and represents a 3.04% annual increase. The list of Massachusetts colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 102 colleges and universities in Massachusetts, the most popular being Boston University with 28,287 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $54,720. Amherst College is the most expensive in Massachusetts with an in-state tuition of $57,640.

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.

<Academic 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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Massachusetts Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Cambridge College

Cambridge, Massachusetts

$16,164 NA NA
Cape Cod Community College

West Barnstable, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts

$46,850 NA NA
College of Our Lady of the Elms

Chicopee, Massachusetts

$35,270 55 57
College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts

$54,050 83 85
Curry College

Milton, Massachusetts

$38,950 50 32
Dean College

Franklin, Massachusetts

$40,214 42 8
Eastern Nazarene College

Quincy, Massachusetts

$25,568 49 59
Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts

$48,560 72 26
Emmanuel College

Boston, Massachusetts

$41,028 54 37
Endicott College

Beverly, Massachusetts

$33,350 NA NA
FINE Mortuary College LLC

Norwood, Massachusetts

$20,520 NA NA
Fisher College

Boston, Massachusetts

$30,997 NA NA
Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

$970 44 22
Framingham State University

Framingham, Massachusetts

$970 47 19
Gordon College

Wenham, Massachusetts

$37,000 61 50
Greenfield Community College

Greenfield, Massachusetts

$624 NA NA
Hampshire College

Amherst, Massachusetts

$50,030 NA NA
Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

$47,730 98 100