Cheapest Colleges in Massachusetts by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Massachusetts these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Massachusetts list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Massachusetts tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Massachusetts are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Massachusetts? Leading the colleges list is University of Phoenix Boston Campus in Braintree with an in state total cost of $17,310.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Massachusetts's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
In State Total Cost
1) University of Phoenix Boston Campus
Braintree, Private For Profit
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In State Total Cost
2) Boston Baptist College
Boston, Private Not For Profit
18 -
In State Total Cost
3) Westfield State University
Westfield, Public Not For Profit
43 63
In State Total Cost
4) Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, Public Not For Profit
54 75
In State Total Cost
5) Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, Public Not For Profit
39 67
In State Total Cost
6) Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, Public Not For Profit
46 70
In State Total Cost
7) New England College of Business
Boston, Private For Profit
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In State Total Cost
8) Zion Bible College
Haverhill, Private Not For Profit
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In State Total Cost
9) Framingham State University
Framingham, Public Not For Profit
53 68
In State Total Cost
10) Worcester State University
Worcester, Public Not For Profit
51 73
In State Total Cost
11) Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, Public Not For Profit
38 61
In State Total Cost
12) Cambridge College
Cambridge, Private Not For Profit
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In State Total Cost
13) Salem State University
Salem, Public Not For Profit
42 64
In State Total Cost
14) University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Public Not For Profit
49 78
In State Total Cost
15) The New England Institute of Art
Brookline, Private For Profit
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In State Total Cost
16) University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, Public Not For Profit
48 69
In State Total Cost
17) Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, Public Not For Profit
61 64
In State Total Cost
18) University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, Public Not For Profit
68 76
In State Total Cost
19) University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Public Not For Profit
77 75
In State Total Cost
20) Saint John's Seminary
Brighton, Private Not For Profit
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