Public Colleges in Massachusetts

The 2023 Directory of Massachusetts Public Colleges and Costs

Massachusetts Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Massachusetts?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Massachusetts was $5,276 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $8 from the 2019-2020 average of $5,268 and represents a 0.15% annual increase. The list of Massachusetts public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Massachusetts and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 29 public colleges and universities in Massachusetts, the most popular being University of Massachusetts Amherst with 25,259 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $15,791. University of Massachusetts Amherst is the most expensive public school in Massachusetts with an in-state tuition of $15,791.

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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
Berkshire Community College

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

$624 NA NA
Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

$910 47 15
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
Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

$970 47 23
Framingham State University

Framingham, Massachusetts

$970 60 37
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
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, Massachusetts

$1,030 NA NA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Massachusetts

$1,030 49 42
Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

$1,946 60 79
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