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
American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts

$36,930 NA NA
Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

$57,640 96 99
Anna Maria College

Paxton, Massachusetts

$36,190 NA NA
Assumption College

Worcester, Massachusetts

$41,516 NA NA
Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts

$52,608 80 92
Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

$55,292 NA NA
Bay Path College

Longmeadow, Massachusetts

$35,081 54 57
Bay State College

Boston, Massachusetts

$22,800 NA NA
Becker College

Worcester, Massachusetts

$36,300 33 2
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Boston, Massachusetts

$16,950 NA NA
Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

$50,060 82 62
Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

$44,360 NA NA
Berkshire Community College

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

$624 NA NA
Boston Architectural College

Boston, Massachusetts

$21,144 NA NA
Boston Baptist College

Boston, Massachusetts

$11,400 31 7
Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

$56,780 89 95
Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

$54,720 84 93
Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts

$55,340 82 80
Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

$910 41 10
Bristol Community College

Fall River, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
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
Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Brookline, Massachusetts

$21,940 NA NA
Holyoke Community College

Holyoke, Massachusetts

$4,824 NA NA
Laboure College

Boston, Massachusetts

$35,538 NA NA
Lasell College

Newton, Massachusetts

$35,700 41 14
Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

Medford, Massachusetts

$28,022 NA NA
Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

$28,500 53 14
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, Massachusetts

$43,750 NA NA
Marian Court College

Swampscott, Massachusetts

$16,200 NA NA
Massachusetts Bay Community College

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, Massachusetts

$1,030 NA NA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Massachusetts

$1,030 52 43
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Boston, Massachusetts

$33,600 60 15
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

$53,450 98 99
Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

$1,836 50 49
Massasoit Community College

Brockton, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Merrimack College

North Andover, Massachusetts

$40,770 NA NA
Middlesex Community College

Bedford, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Montserrat College of Art

Beverly, Massachusetts

$32,850 NA NA
Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts

$52,040 NA NA
Mount Ida College

Newton, Massachusetts

$34,200 NA NA
Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner, Massachusetts

$600 NA NA
New England College of Business

Boston, Massachusetts

$11,640 NA NA
Newbury College Brookline

Brookline, Massachusetts

$33,940 NA NA
Nichols College

Dudley, Massachusetts

$34,615 NA NA
North Shore Community College

Danvers, Massachusetts

$600 NA NA
Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

$52,420 79 77
Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts

$600 NA NA
Olin College of Engineering

Needham, Massachusetts

$52,164 97 95
Pine Manor College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

$30,600 NA NA
Quincy College

Quincy, Massachusetts

$5,664 NA NA
Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Regis College

Weston, Massachusetts

$42,650 NA NA
Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts

$624 NA NA
Saint John's Seminary

Brighton, Massachusetts

$24,915 NA NA
Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts

$910 41 15
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

$39,928 NA NA
Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts

$40,850 78 86
Smith College

Northampton, Massachusetts

$53,940 NA NA
Springfield College

Springfield, Massachusetts

$38,770 66 60
Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, Massachusetts

$600 NA NA
Stonehill College

Easton, Massachusetts

$44,420 NA NA
Suffolk University

Boston, Massachusetts

$39,814 50 15
The Boston Conservatory

Boston, Massachusetts

$41,560 NA NA
The New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

$49,580 NA NA
The New England Institute of Art

Brookline, Massachusetts

$18,540 NA NA
Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

$57,324 94 97
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

$15,791 72 61
University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

$14,187 NA NA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

$13,833 51 31
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts

$15,078 60 57
University of Phoenix Boston Campus

Braintree, Massachusetts

$9,480 NA NA
Urban College of Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

$7,104 NA NA
Wellesley College

Wellesley, Massachusetts

$55,728 95 99
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, Massachusetts

$34,970 58 16
Western New England University

Springfield, Massachusetts

$35,454 NA NA
Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts

$970 46 19
Wheaton College

Norton, Massachusetts

$54,118 NA NA
Wheelock College

Boston, Massachusetts

$34,950 NA NA
Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts

$56,970 97 99
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts

$51,604 NA NA
Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts

$970 NA NA
Zion Bible College

Haverhill, Massachusetts

$11,790 NA NA