Massachusetts In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Massachusetts by In State Total Cost for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

.
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 52 20
#3 New England College of Business

Boston, Private For Profit

$22,304 NA NA
#4 Westfield State University

Westfield, Public Not For Profit

$23,348 49 21
#5 Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Public Not For Profit

$23,520 NA NA
#6 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Public Not For Profit

$24,419 49 42
#7 Worcester State University

Worcester, Public Not For Profit

$24,522 55 23
#8 Framingham State University

Framingham, Public Not For Profit

$25,500 47 16
#9 Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Public Not For Profit

$25,564 46 14
#10 Zion Bible College

Haverhill, Private Not For Profit

$25,877 NA NA
#11 The New England Institute of Art

Brookline, Private For Profit

$26,433 NA NA
#12 Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, Public Not For Profit

$26,539 59 74
#13 Salem State University

Salem, Public Not For Profit

$27,465 NA NA
#14 Cambridge College

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$28,266 NA NA
#15 University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, Public Not For Profit

$30,278 59 49
#16 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Public Not For Profit

$30,768 72 67
#17 Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, Public Not For Profit

$31,000 NA NA
#18 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Public Not For Profit

$31,285 54 29
#19 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$32,650 NA NA
#20 University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, Public Not For Profit

$32,914 NA NA
#21 Saint John's Seminary

Brighton, Private Not For Profit

$36,815 NA NA
#22 Eastern Nazarene College

Quincy, Private Not For Profit

$36,937 51 58
#23 Boston Architectural College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$37,874 NA NA
#24 Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Brookline, Private Not For Profit

$39,282 NA NA
#25 Bay State College

Boston, Private For Profit

$44,000 NA NA
#26 Laboure College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$46,013 NA NA
#27 Pine Manor College

Chestnut Hill, Private Not For Profit

$46,230 NA NA
#28 Lesley University

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$47,620 NA NA
#29 Bay Path College

Longmeadow, Private Not For Profit

$50,180 61 87
#30 Mount Ida College

Newton, Private Not For Profit

$50,400 NA NA
#31 Montserrat College of Art

Beverly, Private Not For Profit

$50,800 NA NA
#32 Fisher College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$51,269 38 13
#33 Gordon College

Wenham, Private Not For Profit

$51,450 62 64
#34 Nichols College

Dudley, Private Not For Profit

$51,890 NA NA
#35 Newbury College Brookline

Brookline, Private Not For Profit

$51,940 NA NA
#36 Wheelock College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$52,125 NA NA
#37 Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$52,436 55 13
#38 Endicott College

Beverly, Private Not For Profit

$52,725 NA NA
#39 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$53,512 62 17
#40 College of Our Lady of the Elms

Chicopee, Private Not For Profit

$53,551 55 47
#41 American International College

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$54,080 43 45
#42 Western New England University

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$54,462 NA NA
#43 Springfield College

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$54,900 69 74
#44 Becker College

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$54,910 46 12
#45 Anna Maria College

Paxton, Private Not For Profit

$55,420 NA NA
#46 Lasell College

Newton, Private Not For Profit

$56,000 38 13
#47 Simmons University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$57,219 74 88
#48 Longy School of Music

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$57,550 NA NA
#49 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$57,678 NA NA
#50 Assumption College

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$58,568 NA NA
#51 Clark University

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$59,202 73 77
#52 Emmanuel College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$59,362 57 41
#53 Curry College

Milton, Private Not For Profit

$59,610 49 26
#54 Dean College

Franklin, Private Not For Profit

$59,966 NA NA
#55 Suffolk University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$60,310 52 15
#56 Regis College

Weston, Private Not For Profit

$60,997 NA NA
#57 The Boston Conservatory

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$61,822 NA NA
#58 Merrimack College

North Andover, Private Not For Profit

$62,481 NA NA
#59 Williams College

Williamstown, Private Not For Profit

$64,000 NA NA
#60 Stonehill College

Easton, Private Not For Profit

$64,155 NA NA
#61 Berklee College of Music

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$64,774 NA NA
#62 Hampshire College

Amherst, Private Not For Profit

$66,638 NA NA
#63 The New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$70,000 NA NA
#64 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$70,280 98 99
#65 Emerson College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$71,116 72 25
#66 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$71,296 NA NA
#67 College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$71,330 83 91
#68 Wheaton College

Norton, Private Not For Profit

$71,684 71 89
#69 Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Private Not For Profit

$72,638 82 90
#70 Bentley University

Waltham, Private Not For Profit

$72,735 81 59
#71 Babson College

Wellesley, Private Not For Profit

$72,996 80 87
#72 Harvard University

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$73,291 99 99
#73 Smith College

Northampton, Private Not For Profit

$73,784 NA NA
#74 Northeastern University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$73,932 79 76
#75 Brandeis University

Waltham, Private Not For Profit

$74,695 82 67
#76 Olin College of Engineering

Needham, Private Not For Profit

$75,016 97 96
#77 Boston University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$75,712 84 94
#78 Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Private Not For Profit

$76,672 88 94
#79 Wellesley College

Wellesley, Private Not For Profit

$77,020 95 98
#80 Tufts University

Medford, Private Not For Profit

$77,492 93 94
#81 Amherst College

Amherst, Private Not For Profit

$77,800 97 99
#82 Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, Private Not For Profit

$78,071 NA NA