Private Colleges in Massachusetts

The 2023 Directory of Massachusetts Private Colleges and Costs

Massachusetts Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend private college in Massachusetts?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Massachusetts was $42,231 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $1,529 from the 2019-2020 average of $40,702 and represents a 3.76% annual increase. The list of Massachusetts private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 73 private colleges and universities in Massachusetts, the most popular being Boston University with 29,047 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $58,560. Tufts University is the most expensive private school in Massachusetts with an in-state tuition of $61,646.

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<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
American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts

$39,370 29 11
Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

$60,700 96 99
Anna Maria College

Paxton, Massachusetts

$37,658 NA NA
Assumption College

Worcester, Massachusetts

$45,100 NA NA
Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts

$54,944 78 85
Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

$59,518 NA NA
Bay Path University

Longmeadow, Massachusetts

$35,781 52 76
Bay State College

Boston, Massachusetts

$28,500 NA NA
Becker College

Worcester, Massachusetts

$36,300 NA NA
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Boston, Massachusetts

$16,950 NA NA
Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

$54,910 79 55
Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

$45,468 NA NA
Boston Architectural College

Boston, Massachusetts

$21,144 NA NA
Boston Baptist College

Boston, Massachusetts

$11,400 54 25
Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

$60,530 88 94
Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

$58,560 83 93
Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts

$59,408 81 66
Cambridge College

Cambridge, Massachusetts

$16,442 NA NA
Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts

$49,950 72 73
College of Our Lady of the Elms

Chicopee, Massachusetts

$37,605 56 48