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 23,746 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $15,030. University of Massachusetts Amherst is the most expensive public school in Massachusetts with an in-state tuition of $15,030.

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, 635 Students
$624 - -
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, 8,282 Students
$910 38 61
Bristol Community College
Fall River, 4,004 Students
$576 - -
Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, 4,288 Students
$576 - -
Cape Cod Community College
West Barnstable, 958 Students
$576 - -
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, 3,639 Students
$970 39 67
Framingham State University
Framingham, 3,815 Students
$970 53 68
Greenfield Community College
Greenfield, 655 Students
$624 - -
Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, 2,573 Students
$4,392 - -
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Wellesley Hills, 1,625 Students
$576 - -
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, 1,672 Students
$12,700 61 64
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, 1,270 Students
$1,030 46 70
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, 1,605 Students
$1,714 54 75
Massasoit Community College
Brockton, 3,116 Students
$576 - -
Middlesex Community College
Bedford, 3,027 Students
$576 - -
Mount Wachusett Community College
Gardner, 1,537 Students
$600 - -
North Shore Community College
Danvers, 2,142 Students
$600 - -
Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, 2,069 Students
$600 - -
Quincy College
Quincy, 2,005 Students
$5,496 - -
Quinsigamond Community College
Worcester, 2,938 Students
$576 - -