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Massachusetts Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Massachusetts?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Massachusetts was $5,153 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $2,363 from the 2015-2016 average of $2,790 and represents a 84.7% 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 24,343 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $15,406. University of Massachusetts Amherst is the most expensive public school in Massachusetts with an in-state tuition of $15,406.

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 - -
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, 8,344 Students
$910 39 57
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 - -
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, 3,695 Students
$970 37 60
Framingham State University
Framingham, 3,580 Students
$970 40 52
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 - -
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, 1,739 Students
$1,030 - -
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, 1,121 Students
$1,030 53 69
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, 1,707 Students
$1,782 50 71
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 - -