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Massachusetts Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend college in Massachusetts?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Massachusetts was $27,209 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is $12,802 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 $2,961 from the 2015-2016 average of $24,248 and represents a 12.21% 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 $52,816. Amherst College is the most expensive in Massachusetts with an in-state tuition of $55,520.

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.

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
American International College
Springfield, 2,852 Students
$35,680 30 35
Amherst College  Best Value
Amherst, 1,855 Students
$55,520 98 80
Anna Maria College
Paxton, 1,012 Students
$35,480 - -
Assumption College
Worcester, 2,110 Students
$40,208 - -
Babson College  Best Value
Wellesley, 2,905 Students
$51,104 94 68
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Great Barrington, 385 Students
$53,682 - -
Bay Path College
Longmeadow, 1,955 Students
$34,225 61 70
Bay State College
Boston, 369 Students
$21,720 - -
Becker College
Worcester, 1,478 Students
$35,600 41 20
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Boston, 476 Students
$16,950 - -
Bentley University  Best Value
Waltham, 4,879 Students
$48,180 91 60
Berklee College of Music
Boston, 5,459 Students
$42,880 - -
Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, 553 Students
$624 - -
Boston Architectural College
Boston, 580 Students
$21,144 - -
Boston Baptist College
Boston, 45 Students
$11,400 26 28
Boston College  Best Value
Chestnut Hill, 13,165 Students
$54,600 96 71
Boston University  Best Value
Boston, 28,287 Students
$52,816 95 64
Brandeis University  Best Value
Waltham, 5,267 Students
$53,260 94 65
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, 8,344 Students
$910 39 57
Bristol Community College
Fall River, 3,051 Students
$576 - -
Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, 4,156 Students
$576 - -
Cambridge College
Cambridge, 874 Students
$15,588 - -
Cape Cod Community College
West Barnstable, 887 Students
$576 - -
Clark University
Worcester, 2,944 Students
$45,380 - -
College of Our Lady of the Elms
Chicopee, 1,112 Students
$34,114 51 58
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, 2,913 Students
$52,100 - -
Curry College
Milton, 2,045 Students
$37,850 23 -
Dean College
Franklin, 1,152 Students
$39,234 35 12
Eastern Nazarene College
Quincy, 677 Students
$24,698 53 63
Emerson College  Best Value
Boston, 4,407 Students
$46,016 91 53
Emmanuel College
Boston, 1,942 Students
$39,544 60 48
Endicott College
Beverly, 3,389 Students
$32,350 - -
FINE Mortuary College LLC
Norwood, 24 Students
$20,520 - -
Fisher College
Boston, 713 Students
$30,389 - -
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, 3,695 Students
$970 37 60
Framingham State University
Framingham, 3,580 Students
$970 40 52
Gordon College  Best Value
Wenham, 1,688 Students
$35,800 70 56
Greenfield Community College
Greenfield, 573 Students
$624 - -
Hampshire College
Amherst, 1,191 Students
$50,030 - -
Harvard University  Best Value
Cambridge, 21,006 Students
$46,340 99 82
Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Brookline, 149 Students
$21,940 - -
Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, 2,247 Students
$4,632 - -
Laboure College
Boston, 65 Students
$35,322 - -
Lasell College
Newton, 1,662 Students
$34,700 41 31
Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
Medford, 17 Students
$26,942 - -
Lesley University
Cambridge, 2,369 Students
$27,600 57 45
Longy School of Music
Cambridge, 232 Students
$41,800 - -
Marian Court College
Swampscott, 177 Students
$16,200 - -
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Wellesley Hills, 1,471 Students
$576 - -
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, 1,739 Students
$1,030 - -
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, 1,121 Students
$1,030 53 69
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Boston, 6,144 Students
$32,600 55 30
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Best Value
Cambridge, 11,402 Students
$51,520 99 77
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, 1,707 Students
$1,782 50 71
Massasoit Community College
Brockton, 2,652 Students
$576 - -
Merrimack College
North Andover, 3,966 Students
$39,390 - -
Middlesex Community College
Bedford, 2,566 Students
$576 - -
Montserrat College of Art
Beverly, 351 Students
$31,900 - -
Mount Holyoke College  Best Value
South Hadley, 2,193 Students
$49,780 89 66
Mount Ida College
Newton, 1,468 Students
$34,200 - -
Mount Wachusett Community College
Gardner, 1,300 Students
$600 - -
New England College of Business
Boston, 297 Students
$11,640 - -
Newbury College Brookline
Brookline, 580 Students
$33,940 - -
Nichols College
Dudley, 1,249 Students
$33,800 - -
North Shore Community College
Danvers, 1,996 Students
$600 - -
Northeastern University  Best Value
Boston, 20,785 Students
$50,450 94 67
Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, 1,698 Students
$600 - -
Olin College of Engineering  Best Value
Needham, 345 Students
$50,400 98 64
Pine Manor College
Chestnut Hill, 416 Students
$30,660 - -
Quincy College
Quincy, 1,275 Students
$5,496 - -
Quinsigamond Community College
Worcester, 2,539 Students
$576 - -
Regis College
Weston, 1,320 Students
$41,015 - -
Roxbury Community College
Roxbury Crossing, 332 Students
$624 - -
Saint John's Seminary
Brighton, 114 Students
$24,915 - -
Salem State University
Salem, 5,982 Students
$910 40 57
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Boston, 435 Students
$39,928 - -
Simmons College  Best Value
Boston, 3,119 Students
$39,660 72 59
Smith College
Northampton, 2,868 Students
$52,120 - -
Springfield College
Springfield, 2,911 Students
$36,920 70 59
Springfield Technical Community College
Springfield, 2,112 Students
$600 - -
Stonehill College
Easton, 2,513 Students
$42,746 - -
Suffolk University
Boston, 5,975 Students
$38,420 47 32
The Boston Conservatory
Boston, 788 Students
$41,560 - -
The New England Conservatory of Music
Boston, 785 Students
$47,900 - -
The New England Institute of Art
Brookline, 82 Students
$18,540 - -
Tufts University  Best Value
Medford, 10,718 Students
$55,172 97 69
University of Massachusetts Amherst  Best Value
Amherst, 24,343 Students
$15,406 79 73
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, 11,268 Students
$13,841 45 76
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, 6,531 Students
$13,496 47 61
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, 11,913 Students
$14,710 60 69
University of Phoenix Boston Campus
Braintree, 4 Students
$9,480 - -
Urban College of Boston
Boston, 78 Students
$7,104 - -
Wellesley College  Best Value
Wellesley, 2,391 Students
$53,408 97 79
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, 4,005 Students
$33,950 60 37
Western New England University
Springfield, 3,129 Students
$34,338 53 43
Westfield State University
Westfield, 4,893 Students
$970 44 63
Wheaton College  Best Value
Norton, 1,751 Students
$52,288 75 57
Wheelock College
Boston, 708 Students
$34,950 36 21
Williams College  Best Value
Williamstown, 2,096 Students
$55,140 98 79
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, 5,371 Students
$49,860 - -
Worcester State University
Worcester, 4,331 Students
$970 - -
Zion Bible College
Haverhill, 237 Students
$11,330 - -