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
#21 Eastern Nazarene College

Quincy, Private Not For Profit

$36,438 49 59
#22 Saint John's Seminary

Brighton, Private Not For Profit

$36,815 NA NA
#23 Boston Architectural College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$37,874 NA NA
#24 Bay State College

Boston, Private For Profit

$38,300 NA NA
#25 Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Brookline, Private Not For Profit

$39,282 NA NA
#26 Pine Manor College

Chestnut Hill, Private Not For Profit

$46,230 NA NA
#27 Lesley University

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$46,695 53 14
#28 Montserrat College of Art

Beverly, Private Not For Profit

$48,550 NA NA
#29 Bay Path College

Longmeadow, Private Not For Profit

$49,480 54 57
#30 Fisher College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$50,236 NA NA
#31 Mount Ida College

Newton, Private Not For Profit

$50,400 NA NA
#32 Gordon College

Wenham, Private Not For Profit

$50,700 61 50
#33 Laboure College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$50,913 NA NA
#34 Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$50,996 58 16
#35 Endicott College

Beverly, Private Not For Profit

$51,099 NA NA
#36 Nichols College

Dudley, Private Not For Profit

$51,590 NA NA
#37 College of Our Lady of the Elms

Chicopee, Private Not For Profit

$51,750 55 57
#38 Newbury College Brookline

Brookline, Private Not For Profit

$51,940 NA NA
#39 Wheelock College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$52,125 NA NA
#40 American International College

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$52,650 NA NA
#41 Western New England University

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$53,329 NA NA
#42 Springfield College

Springfield, Private Not For Profit

$53,335 66 60
#43 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$53,474 60 15
#44 Lasell College

Newton, Private Not For Profit

$54,000 41 14
#45 Anna Maria College

Paxton, Private Not For Profit

$54,210 NA NA
#46 Becker College

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$54,910 33 2
#47 Longy School of Music

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$55,400 NA NA
#48 Assumption College

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$56,444 NA NA
#49 Clark University

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$57,480 NA NA
#50 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$57,678 NA NA
#51 Emmanuel College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$57,772 54 37
#52 Curry College

Milton, Private Not For Profit

$57,950 50 32
#53 Simmons University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$58,550 78 86
#54 Dean College

Franklin, Private Not For Profit

$58,672 42 8
#55 Suffolk University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$58,766 50 15
#56 Regis College

Weston, Private Not For Profit

$59,540 NA NA
#57 Merrimack College

North Andover, Private Not For Profit

$60,660 NA NA
#58 The Boston Conservatory

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$61,822 NA NA
#59 Stonehill College

Easton, Private Not For Profit

$61,933 NA NA
#60 Berklee College of Music

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$64,774 NA NA
#61 Hampshire College

Amherst, Private Not For Profit

$67,038 NA NA
#62 The New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$67,460 NA NA
#63 Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Private Not For Profit

$68,578 NA NA
#64 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$68,622 NA NA
#65 Emerson College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$68,982 72 26
#66 Wheaton College

Norton, Private Not For Profit

$69,604 NA NA
#67 Bentley University

Waltham, Private Not For Profit

$70,090 82 62
#68 Babson College

Wellesley, Private Not For Profit

$70,528 80 92
#69 Harvard University

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$70,607 98 100
#70 College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Private Not For Profit

$70,810 83 85
#71 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$71,000 98 99
#72 Northeastern University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$71,436 79 77
#73 Olin College of Engineering

Needham, Private Not For Profit

$72,572 97 95
#74 Boston University

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$73,052 84 93
#75 Williams College

Williamstown, Private Not For Profit

$73,070 97 99
#76 Smith College

Northampton, Private Not For Profit

$73,154 NA NA
#77 Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, Private Not For Profit

$73,264 NA NA
#78 Wellesley College

Wellesley, Private Not For Profit

$73,948 95 99
#79 Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Private Not For Profit

$73,986 89 95
#80 Brandeis University

Waltham, Private Not For Profit

$74,641 82 80
#81 Tufts University

Medford, Private Not For Profit

$74,664 94 97
#82 Amherst College

Amherst, Private Not For Profit

$74,950 96 99