Colleges in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has 88 private and 15 public 4-year colleges that enroll 273,568 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $5,767 (for in-state students) and $17,261 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $29,473 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Massachusetts provided $29,109,980 in financial aid to 13,395 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $716,651,060 in grant and scholarships to 37,083 students.

Massachusetts receives 2.1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 13,377 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $59,125,044 in pell grant ($3,933 per student on average) and 30,498 students received a total amount of $169,664,154 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($6,139 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Massachusetts

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
American International College

Location: Springfield, MA

Private
not for profit
$20,362 $33,140 $33,140
69%
Amherst College

Location: Amherst, MA

Private
not for profit
$19,055 $51,620 $51,620
14%
Andover Newton Theological School

Location: Newton Centre, MA

Private
not for profit
Anna Maria College

Location: Paxton, MA

Private
not for profit
$28,050 $33,840 $33,840
83%
Assumption College

Location: Worcester, MA

Private
not for profit
$29,387 $35,510 $35,510
78%
Babson College

Location: Wellesley, MA

Private
not for profit
$27,453 $48,288 $48,288
25%
Bard College at Simon's Rock

Location: Great Barrington, MA

Private
not for profit
$37,660 $51,735 $51,735
87%
Bay Path University

Location: Longmeadow, MA

Private
not for profit
$22,012 $32,739 $32,739
60%
Bay State College

Location: Boston, MA

Private
for profit
$31,057 $21,720 $21,720
39%
Becker College

Location: Worcester, MA

Private
not for profit
$30,485 $33,672 $33,672
65%
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Location: Boston, MA

Public $16,994 $16,950 $16,950
Open admission
Bentley University

Location: Waltham, MA

Private
not for profit
$35,579 $44,210 $44,210
46%
Berklee College of Music

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$41,296 $40,220 $40,220
34%
Boston Architectural College

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$33,112 $20,016 $20,016
Open admission
Boston Baptist College

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$18,318 $11,400 $11,400
93%
Boston College

Location: Chestnut Hill, MA

Private
not for profit
$27,167 $50,480 $50,480
31%
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Inc

Location: Brookline, MA

Private
not for profit
Boston University

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$31,539 $49,176 $49,176
29%
Brandeis University

Location: Waltham, MA

Private
not for profit
$32,148 $49,586 $49,586
33%
Bridgewater State University

Location: Bridgewater, MA

Public $15,737 $910 $7,050
81%
Cambridge College

Location: Cambridge, MA

Private
not for profit
$20,346 $14,436 $14,436
Open admission
Clark University

Location: Worcester, MA

Private
not for profit
$26,350 $42,800 $42,800
55%
College of Our Lady of the Elms

Location: Chicopee, MA

Private
not for profit
$23,846 $31,846 $31,846
76%
College of the Holy Cross

Location: Worcester, MA

Private
not for profit
$26,965 $48,295 $48,295
38%
Conway School of Landscape Design

Location: Conway, MA

Private
not for profit
Curry College

Location: Milton, MA

Private
not for profit
$30,581 $35,740 $35,740
89%
Dean College

Location: Franklin, MA

Private
not for profit
$28,244 $36,660 $36,660
89%
Eastern Nazarene College

Location: Quincy, MA

Private
not for profit
$19,349 $30,250 $30,250
66%
Emerson College

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$39,263 $42,144 $42,144
48%
Emmanuel College

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$31,891 $37,280 $37,280
71%
Endicott College

Location: Beverly, MA

Private
not for profit
$34,509 $30,612 $30,612
79%
Episcopal Divinity School

Location: Cambridge, MA

Private
not for profit
Fisher College

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$26,224 $28,645 $28,645
68%
Fitchburg State University

Location: Fitchburg, MA

Public $14,361 $970 $7,050
75%
Framingham State University

Location: Framingham, MA

Public $17,039 $970 $7,050
65%
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering

Location: Needham, MA

Private
not for profit
$34,018 $46,800 $46,800
10%
Gordon College

Location: Wenham, MA

Private
not for profit
$29,244 $34,528 $34,528
92%
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Location: South Hamilton, MA

Private
not for profit
Hampshire College

Location: Amherst, MA

Private
not for profit
$34,154 $48,810 $48,810
64%
Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, MA

Private
not for profit
$16,205 $43,280 $43,280
5%
Hebrew College

Location: Newton Centre, MA

Private
not for profit
Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Location: Brookline, MA

Private
not for profit
$21,305 $21,940 $21,940
Open admission
Hult International Business School

Location: Cambridge, MA

Private
not for profit
$41,841
57%
Laboure College

Location: Milton, MA

Private
not for profit
$33,903 $33,903
27%
Lasell College

Location: Newton, MA

Private
not for profit
$25,893 $32,300 $32,300
76%
Lesley University

Location: Cambridge, MA

Private
not for profit
$29,276 $25,500 $25,500
64%
Longy School of Music of Bard College

Location: Cambridge, MA

Private
not for profit
$35,445 $37,900 $37,900
86%
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Location: Boston, MA

Public $21,695 $12,200 $32,800
71%
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Location: North Adams, MA

Public $15,035 $1,030 $9,975
77%
Massachusetts General Hospital Dietetic Internship

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location: Cambridge, MA

Private
not for profit
$21,576 $48,140 $48,140
8%
Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Location: Buzzards Bay, MA

Public $14,035 $1,632 $18,228
80%
Massachusetts School of Law

Location: Andover, MA

Private
not for profit
MCPHS University

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$37,422 $30,600 $30,600
84%
Merrimack College

Location: North Andover, MA

Private
not for profit
$33,003 $36,625 $36,625
82%
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
Montserrat College of Art

Location: Beverly, MA

Private
not for profit
$27,908 $29,500 $29,500
Open admission
Mount Holyoke College

Location: South Hadley, MA

Private
not for profit
$27,234 $45,680 $45,680
52%
Mount Ida College

Location: Newton, MA

Private
not for profit
$25,947 $32,300 $32,300
68%
National Graduate School of Quality Management

Location: Falmouth, MA

Private
not for profit
New England College of Business and Finance

Location: Boston, MA

Private
for profit
Open admission
New England College of Optometry

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
New England Law-Boston

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
Newbury College

Location: Brookline, MA

Private
not for profit
$22,831 $31,990 $31,990
83%
Nichols College

Location: Dudley, MA

Private
not for profit
$29,302 $33,000 $33,000
84%
Northeastern University

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$29,998 $46,720 $46,720
29%
Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
Northpoint Bible College

Location: Haverhill, MA

Private
not for profit
$19,696 $10,500 $10,500
Open admission
Pine Manor College

Location: Chestnut Hill, MA

Private
not for profit
$21,241 $27,860 $27,860
74%
Pope St John XXIII National Seminary

Location: Weston, MA

Private
not for profit
Regis College

Location: Weston, MA

Private
not for profit
$27,777 $39,040 $39,040
97%
Saint John's Seminary

Location: Brighton, MA

Private
not for profit
$22,650 $22,650
Salem State University

Location: Salem, MA

Public $16,556 $910 $7,050
74%
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
81%
Simmons College

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$29,781 $37,500 $37,500
64%
Smith College

Location: Northampton, MA

Private
not for profit
$24,258 $47,620 $47,620
37%
Springfield College

Location: Springfield, MA

Private
not for profit
$28,368 $34,980 $34,980
66%
Springfield College-School of Professional and Continuing Studies

Location: Springfield, MA

Private
not for profit
Stonehill College

Location: Easton, MA

Private
not for profit
$31,010 $39,900 $39,900
73%
Suffolk University

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$30,498 $35,440 $35,440
84%
The New England Conservatory of Music

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$41,095 $44,300 $44,300
35%
The New England Institute of Art

Location: Brookline, MA

Private
for profit
Tufts University

Location: Medford, MA

Private
not for profit
$28,076 $51,304 $51,304
14%
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

Location: Worcester, MA

Public
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Location: Amherst, MA

Public $20,093 $14,590 $31,823
60%
University of Massachusetts-Boston

Location: Boston, MA

Public $11,966 $13,110 $31,698
69%
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Location: North Dartmouth, MA

Public $16,898 $12,783 $27,068
76%
University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Location: Lowell, MA

Public $18,348 $13,932 $30,500
61%
University of Phoenix-Massachusetts

Location: Braintree, MA

Private
for profit
Wellesley College

Location: Wellesley, MA

Private
not for profit
$20,013 $48,510 $48,510
29%
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$36,579 $31,840 $31,840
71%
Western New England University

Location: Springfield, MA

Private
not for profit
$29,109 $32,524 $32,524
80%
Westfield State University

Location: Westfield, MA

Public $15,593 $970 $7,050
78%
Wheaton College

Location: Norton, MA

Private
not for profit
$32,821 $48,694 $48,694
67%
Wheelock College

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$29,133 $33,600 $33,600
84%
William James College

Location: Newton, MA

Private
not for profit
Williams College

Location: Williamstown, MA

Private
not for profit
$18,167 $51,490 $51,490
18%
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Location: Worcester, MA

Private
not for profit
$40,666 $46,364 $46,364
48%
Worcester State University

Location: Worcester, MA

Public $15,603 $970 $7,050
71%

2-year Colleges in Massachusetts

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Berkshire Community College

Location: Pittsfield, MA

Public $8,578 $624 $6,240
Open admission
Bristol Community College

Location: Fall River, MA

Public $6,251 $576 $5,520
Open admission
Bunker Hill Community College

Location: Boston, MA

Public $6,710 $576 $5,520
Open admission
Cape Cod Community College

Location: West Barnstable, MA

Public $8,841 $576 $5,520
Open admission
FINE Mortuary College

Location: Norwood, MA

Private
for profit
$36,219 $19,980 $19,980
Open admission
Greenfield Community College

Location: Greenfield, MA

Public $11,271 $624 $6,744
Open admission
Holyoke Community College

Location: Holyoke, MA

Public $7,311 $4,272 $9,216
Open admission
Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

Location: Medford, MA

Private
not for profit
$25,383 $25,383
Open admission
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, MA

Private
for profit
Massachusetts Bay Community College

Location: Wellesley Hills, MA

Public $11,576 $576 $5,520
Open admission
Massasoit Community College

Location: Brockton, MA

Public $7,639 $576 $5,520
Open admission
Middlesex Community College

Location: Bedford, MA

Public $4,288 $576 $5,520
Open admission
Mount Wachusett Community College

Location: Gardner, MA

Public $7,638 $600 $5,520
Open admission
National Aviation Academy of New England

Location: Concord, MA

Private
for profit
$21,078 $35,500 $35,500
Open admission
North Bennet Street School

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$35,143 $49,950 $49,950
Open admission
North Shore Community College

Location: Danvers, MA

Public $7,657 $600 $6,168
Open admission
Northern Essex Community College

Location: Haverhill, MA

Public $8,674 $600 $6,384
Open admission
Quincy College

Location: Quincy, MA

Public $12,615 $5,280 $5,280
Open admission
Quinsigamond Community College

Location: Worcester, MA

Public $7,215 $576 $5,520
Open admission
Roxbury Community College

Location: Roxbury Crossing, MA

Public $6,444 $624 $5,928
Open admission
Salter College-Chicopee

Location: Chicopee, MA

Private
for profit
$22,914 $11,530 $11,530
Open admission
Salter College-West Boylston

Location: West Boylston, MA

Private
for profit
$19,870 $16,100 $16,100
Open admission
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing

Location: Brockton, MA

Private
not for profit
$24,237 $49,219 $49,219
63%
Springfield Technical Community College

Location: Springfield, MA

Public $8,243 $750 $7,260
Open admission
Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc

Location: Norwood, MA

Private
for profit
$17,664 $42,900 $42,900
Open admission
Urban College of Boston

Location: Boston, MA

Private
not for profit
$14,222 $7,104 $7,104
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Massachusetts

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Ailano School of Cosmetology

Location: Brockton, MA

Private
for profit
$21,577 $14,500
Open admission
Alexander Academy

Location: Fitchburg, MA

Private
for profit
$18,050 $14,000
Open admission
American Academy of Personal Training-Boston Campus

Location: Boston, MA

Private
for profit
$5,358 $5,700
Open admission
Assabet Valley Regional Technical School

Location: Marlborough, MA

Public $15,076 $10,460
32%
Bancroft School of Massage Therapy

Location: Worcester, MA

Private
for profit
63%
Bay State School of Technology

Location: Canton, MA

Private
for profit
$23,483 $19,265
Open admission
BCI

Location: Brookline, MA

Private
not for profit
$7,384 $11,250
Open admission
Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District

Location: Upton, MA

Public
Open admission
Blue Hills Regional Technical School

Location: Canton, MA

Public $16,325 $13,800
14%
Branford Hall Career Institute-Springfield Campus

Location: Springfield, MA

Private
for profit
$18,840 $16,507
Open admission
Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics

Location: Woburn, MA

Private
for profit
$14,756 $14,448
Open admission
Charles H McCann Technical School

Location: North Adams, MA

Public $7,680 $3,570
Open admission
DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology

Location: West Springfield, MA

Private
for profit
$12,596 $13,200
Open admission
Diman Regional Technical Institute

Location: Fall River, MA

Public $22,584 $17,115
50%
EINE Inc

Location: Tewksbury, MA

Private
for profit
$13,200
Open admission
Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy

Location: Medford, MA

Private
for profit
$12,595 $8,020
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Boston

Location: Boston, MA

Private
for profit
$14,744 $11,950
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Framingham

Location: Framingham, MA

Private
for profit
$16,117 $11,950
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Malden

Location: Malden, MA

Private
for profit
$13,880 $11,950
Open admission
Greater Lowell Technical School

Location: Tyngsboro, MA

Public $13,555 $7,450
Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Ludlow

Location: Ludlow, MA

Private
for profit
$15,221 $13,941
Open admission
Jupiter Beauty Academy

Location: Boston, MA

Private
for profit
$715
Open admission
Lincoln Technical Institute-Brockton

Location: Brockton, MA

Private
for profit
$16,426 $16,298
Open admission
Lincoln Technical Institute-Lowell

Location: Lowell, MA

Private
for profit
$16,162 $16,445
Open admission
Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville

Location: Somerville, MA

Private
for profit
$14,037 $16,445
Open admission
Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute

Location: Lowell, MA

Private
for profit
$17,664 $13,065
Open admission
Mansfield Beauty Schools-Quincy

Location: Quincy, MA

Private
for profit
$8,281 $11,950
Open admission
Mansfield Beauty Schools-Springfield

Location: Springfield, MA

Private
for profit
$17,718 $11,950
Open admission
Massachusetts School of Barbering

Location: Quincy, MA

Private
for profit
$11,672 $12,750
Open admission
Medical Professional Institute

Location: Malden, MA

Private
for profit
$2,795
Mildred Elley-Pittsfield Campus

Location: Pittsfield, MA

Private
for profit
$19,739
Open admission
Millennium Training Institute

Location: Woburn, MA

Private
for profit
$13,319 $13,745
Open admission
Monty Tech

Location: Fitchburg, MA

Public $10,755 $11,400
98%
Motoring Technical Training Institute

Location: Seekonk, MA

Private
for profit
$12,847 $15,050
94%
National Personal Training Institute of Massachusetts

Location: Waltham, MA

Private
for profit
$12,354 $7,650
Open admission
New England Hair Academy

Location: Malden, MA

Private
for profit
$13,959 $13,000
Open admission
New England School of Photography

Location: Boston, MA

Private
for profit
$38,896
98%
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts

Location: North Andover, MA

Private
for profit
$12,394 $10,295
Open admission
Rob Roy Academy-Fall River

Location: Fall River, MA

Private
for profit
$19,258 $14,000
Open admission
Rob Roy Academy-New Bedford

Location: New Bedford, MA

Private
for profit
$18,634 $14,000
Open admission
Rob Roy Academy-Taunton

Location: Taunton, MA

Private
for profit
$16,980 $14,000
Open admission
Rob Roy Academy-Worcester

Location: Worcester, MA

Private
for profit
$17,176 $14,000
Open admission
Salter School-Fall River

Location: Fall River, MA

Private
for profit
$18,781 $13,020
Open admission
Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing

Location: Billerica, MA

Public $14,794 $10,650
Southeastern Technical Institute

Location: South Easton, MA

Public $14,183 $11,125
71%
Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District

Location: Charlton, MA

Public $21,643 $13,500
Open admission
Spa Tech Institute-Ipswich

Location: Ipswich, MA

Private
for profit
$17,052 $11,750
Open admission
Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth

Location: Plymouth, MA

Private
for profit
$17,562 $9,550
Open admission
Spa Tech Institute-Westboro

Location: Westboro, MA

Private
for profit
$14,889 $9,550
Open admission
The Salter School-Malden Campus

Location: Malden, MA

Private
for profit
$17,337 $13,020
Open admission
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester

Location: Worcester, MA

Private
for profit
$22,165 $15,000
Open admission
Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School

Location: Franklin, MA

Public $12,576 $7,295
Open admission
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School

Location: Bourne, MA

Public $18,618 $10,605
48%