Massachusetts Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in Massachusetts by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2022

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 99th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $18,037 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 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

$18,037 99 99
#2 Amherst College

Amherst, Private Not For Profit

$18,832 97 99
#3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$19,998 98 99
#4 Wellesley College

Wellesley, Private Not For Profit

$21,614 95 98
#5 Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Private Not For Profit

$30,192 88 94
#6 Tufts University

Medford, Private Not For Profit

$32,720 93 94
#7 Boston University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$29,154 84 94
#8 College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$32,061 83 91
#9 Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Private Not For Profit

$31,165 82 90
#10 Babson College

Wellesley, Private Not For Profit

$31,559 80 87
#11 Simmons University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$29,021 74 88
#12 Wheaton College

Norton, Private Not For Profit

$28,518 71 89
#13 Clark University

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$30,617 73 77
#14 Northeastern University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$37,738 79 76
#15 Springfield College

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$29,395 69 74
#16 Brandeis University

Waltham, Private Not For Profit

$41,222 82 67
#17 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Public Not For Profit

$22,505 72 67
#18 Bentley University

Waltham, Private Not For Profit

$42,759 81 59
#19 Emerson College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$47,594 72 25