Massachusetts Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Massachusetts by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Massachusetts by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Massachusetts but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Massachusetts for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Total Cost
College Out of 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 Zion Bible College

Haverhill, Private Not For Profit

$24,760 NA NA
#5 The New England Institute of Art

Brookline, Private For Profit

$26,433 NA NA
#6 Cambridge College

Cambridge, Private Not For Profit

$28,164 NA NA
#7 Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Public Not For Profit

$29,140 44 22
#8 Westfield State University

Westfield, Public Not For Profit

$29,452 46 19
#9 Worcester State University

Worcester, Public Not For Profit

$29,969 NA NA
#10 Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Public Not For Profit

$30,972 41 10
#11 Framingham State University

Framingham, Public Not For Profit

$30,984 47 19
#12 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$32,050 NA NA
#13 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Public Not For Profit

$32,346 52 43
#14 Salem State University

Salem, Public Not For Profit

$32,520 41 15
#15 Eastern Nazarene College

Quincy, Private Not For Profit

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

Brighton, Private Not For Profit

$36,815 NA NA
#17 Boston Architectural College

Boston, Private Not For Profit

$37,874 NA NA
#18 Bay State College

Boston, Private For Profit

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

Brookline, Private Not For Profit

$39,282 NA NA
#20 Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, Public Not For Profit

$40,286 50 49