Massachusetts Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in Massachusetts?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Massachusetts was $4,459 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of ($735) from the 2015-2016 average of $5,194 and represents a -14.15% annual decline. The list of Massachusetts community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 16 community colleges and universities in Massachusetts, the most popular being Bunker Hill Community College with 4,156 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $576. Quincy College is the most expensive community school in Massachusetts with an in-state tuition of $5,496.

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
Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, 553 Students
$624 - -
Bristol Community College
Fall River, 3,051 Students
$576 - -
Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, 4,156 Students
$576 - -
Cape Cod Community College
West Barnstable, 887 Students
$576 - -
Greenfield Community College
Greenfield, 573 Students
$624 - -
Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, 2,247 Students
$4,632 - -
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Wellesley Hills, 1,471 Students
$576 - -
Massasoit Community College
Brockton, 2,652 Students
$576 - -
Middlesex Community College
Bedford, 2,566 Students
$576 - -
Mount Wachusett Community College
Gardner, 1,300 Students
$600 - -
North Shore Community College
Danvers, 1,996 Students
$600 - -
Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, 1,698 Students
$600 - -
Quincy College
Quincy, 1,275 Students
$5,496 - -
Quinsigamond Community College
Worcester, 2,539 Students
$576 - -
Roxbury Community College
Roxbury Crossing, 332 Students
$624 - -
Springfield Technical Community College
Springfield, 2,112 Students
$600 - -