Massachusetts In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Massachusetts by In State Total Cost for 2021

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 2018/2019 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.

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.

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Massachusetts's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 University of Phoenix Boston Campus

Braintree, Private For Profit

$17,310 NA NA
#2 Boston Baptist College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$20,400 31 7
#3 New England College of Business

Boston, Private For Profit

$22,304 NA NA
#4 Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Public Not For Profit

$23,060 44 22
#5 Westfield State University

Westfield, Public Not For Profit

$23,372 46 19
#6 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Public Not For Profit

$23,401 52 43
#7 Worcester State University

Worcester, Public Not For Profit

$23,889 NA NA
#8 Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, Public Not For Profit

$24,552 50 49
#9 Zion Bible College

Haverhill, Private Not For Profit

$24,760 NA NA
#10 Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Public Not For Profit

$24,832 41 10
#11 Framingham State University

Framingham, Public Not For Profit

$24,904 47 19
#12 Salem State University

Salem, Public Not For Profit

$26,380 41 15
#13 The New England Institute of Art

Brookline, Private For Profit

$26,433 NA NA
#14 Cambridge College

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$28,164 NA NA
#15 Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, Public Not For Profit

$29,800 NA NA
#16 University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, Public Not For Profit

$29,908 60 57
#17 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Public Not For Profit

$30,205 51 31
#18 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Public Not For Profit

$30,393 72 61
#19 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$32,050 NA NA
#20 University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, Public Not For Profit

$32,315 NA NA