Massachusetts Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in Massachusetts by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2021

Best Value Colleges in Massachusetts by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the Massachusetts schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Massachusetts ranking goes to Harvard University with a 98th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $18,030 average net price.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Massachusetts's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
College Net Price Rating Value
#1 Harvard University

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$18,030 98 100
#2 Amherst College

Amherst, Private Not For Profit

$16,339 96 99
#3 Williams College

Williamstown, Private Not For Profit

$17,303 97 99
#4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$20,465 98 99
#5 Wellesley College

Wellesley, Private Not For Profit

$19,805 95 99
#6 Tufts University

Medford, Private Not For Profit

$26,280 94 97
#7 Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Private Not For Profit

$28,354 89 95
#8 Boston University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$29,479 84 93
#9 Babson College

Wellesley, Private Not For Profit

$28,325 80 92
#10 Simmons University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$30,841 78 86
#11 College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$34,627 83 85
#12 Brandeis University

Waltham, Private Not For Profit

$37,264 82 80
#13 Northeastern University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$36,479 79 77
#14 Bentley University

Waltham, Private Not For Profit

$41,582 82 62
#15 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Public Not For Profit

$22,927 72 61
#16 Emerson College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$46,381 72 26