Community Colleges in Massachusetts

The 2023 Directory of Massachusetts Community Colleges and Costs

Massachusetts Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Massachusetts?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Massachusetts was $4,434 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $517 from the 2019-2020 average of $3,917 and represents a 13.2% annual increase. 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 3,153 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 $6,000.

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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Massachusetts Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Berkshire Community College

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

$624 NA NA
Bristol Community College

Fall River, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Cape Cod Community College

West Barnstable, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Greenfield Community College

Greenfield, Massachusetts

$624 NA NA
Holyoke Community College

Holyoke, Massachusetts

$5,088 NA NA
Massachusetts Bay Community College

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Massasoit Community College

Brockton, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Middlesex Community College

Bedford, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner, Massachusetts

$600 NA NA
North Shore Community College

Danvers, Massachusetts

$600 NA NA
Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts

$600 NA NA
Quincy College

Quincy, Massachusetts

$6,000 NA NA
Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts

$576 NA NA
Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts

$624 NA NA
Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, Massachusetts

$600 NA NA