Massachusetts College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, 164 colleges are active for serving college programs in Massachusetts. By school types, there are forty-three public schools and 121 private schools. By school levels, ninety-four 4-years (or high) schools, twenty-five 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and forty-five less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the 164 Massachusetts schools, Harvard University ranked first and Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked second (view more at Massachusetts college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all Massachusetts colleges is $26,478 for Massachusetts residents and $26,939 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 59.05% and the average SAT score is 1,209. The average number of students is 2,959 and the average student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Massachusetts colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 Massachusetts Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in Massachusetts ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$53,968$50,6541,5155.00%31,56697%7 to 1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$53,450$56,7191,5407.00%11,57495%3 to 1
Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$50,450$59,3501,48013.00%2,14995%6 to 1
Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$60,890-1,41511.00%1,85595%7 to 1
Tufts University
Medford, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$60,862$55,1681,46515.00%11,58694%9 to 1
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$58,448-1,44522.00%2,53491%8 to 1
Boston University
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$58,072$57,6661,42519.00%34,65788%10 to 1
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$60,202$31,9301,42027.00%14,72094%13 to 1
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$55,452$25,5581,46518.00%21,62789%14 to 1
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$57,230$52,0601,43530.00%5,80087%10 to 1
Bentley University
Waltham, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$53,790$40,9921,32047.00%5,46090%11 to 1
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$54,618$29,3101,39538.00%2,33583%9 to 1
Emerson College
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$50,444$31,7541,30533.00%4,57382%15 to 1
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Lowell, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$33,624$26,9901,23573.00%18,24266%17 to 1
Smith College
Northampton, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$54,224$53,940-32.00%2,90389%9 to 1
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$36,427$32,3411,29064.00%30,59382%17 to 1
Wheaton College
Norton, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$56,366-1,26574.00%1,76075%11 to 1
Suffolk University
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,648$40,2381,11584.00%7,18658%15 to 1
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$54,216$29,040-49.00%6,87489%13 to 1
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$54,770-1,34534.00%2,93990%10 to 1
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$30,153$30,1531,09075.00%8,51359%16 to 1
Simmons University
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,917$21,6981,20073.00%6,08281%6 to 1
Westfield State University
Westfield, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$17,219$6,6961,06587.00%6,10061%16 to 1
Springfield College
Springfield, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,720$33,5351,12068.00%3,13974%12 to 1
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,251$7,0561,06582.00%1,45261%11 to 1
Gordon College
Wenham, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,230$6,4001,18574.00%1,95569%11 to 1
Emmanuel College
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$42,516$14,3161,17078.00%2,20966%13 to 1
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,970$38,6001,16569.00%4,51673%18 to 1
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,872$11,3971,06088.00%10,99061%19 to 1
Salem State University
Salem, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$18,480$10,4771,08586.00%8,33857%14 to 1
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,645$6,0121,07088.00%7,19958%14 to 1
Clark University
Worcester, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$48,602$47,730-53.00%3,12279%10 to 1
Curry College
Milton, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$42,055$15,1141,02687.00%2,58052%12 to 1
Western New England University
Springfield, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,216$25,8121,15585.00%3,78065%13 to 1
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$51,768--2.00%1,19163%10 to 1
Stonehill College
Easton, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$46,642$30,220-68.00%2,55682%12 to 1
Endicott College
Beverly, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,320$12,666-69.00%4,79474%14 to 1
Assumption College
Worcester, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$43,978$13,460-81.00%2,42870%11 to 1
Lesley University
Cambridge, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,550$19,0501,10575.00%4,83860%10 to 1
Wheelock College
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,350$16,490895-89056%12 to 1
College of Our Lady of the Elms
Chicopee, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,391$15,5321,05075.00%1,53173%11 to 1
Framingham State University
Framingham, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$17,460$17,2801,04574.00%5,56561%14 to 1
Pine Manor College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,660$13,310-45.00%42338%15 to 1
Merrimack College
North Andover, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$45,074$31,296-82.00%4,64375%14 to 1
University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$35,139$36,4851,13076.00%16,16449%16 to 1
Worcester State University
Worcester, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,666$5,796-66.00%6,21758%17 to 1
Lasell University
Newton, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,000$10,9601,07584.00%2,06059%13 to 1
Bay Path University
Longmeadow, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,781$19,2351,06572.00%3,44454%12 to 1
Anna Maria College
Paxton, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,420$10,530-74.00%1,46146%12 to 1
American International College
Springfield, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,220$12,7171,01065.00%3,15244%16 to 1
Northeastern University Lifelong Learning Network
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,386$24,938--11,900-12 to 1
Cambridge College
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,266$17,062--2,2348%11 to 1
EINE Inc
Tewksbury, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,200---4055%10 to 1
Assabet Valley Regional Technical School
Marlborough, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$16,856--31.00%50100%10 to 1
National Aviation Academy of New England
Concord, MA
Private, 2-4 years
$38,600---29665%33 to 1
Newbury College
Brookline, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,540--77.00%636-13 to 1
Charles H McCann Technical School
North Adams, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$4,340---3076%4 to 1
Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
Worcester, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,975---45-7 to 1
North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA
Private, 2-4 years
$50,150---15272%10 to 1
Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$11,328---5,23318%20 to 1
Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Ludlow
Ludlow, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,965---12460%17 to 1
Bay State College
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,200--67.00%70033%12 to 1
Fisher College
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,700$26,266-69.00%1,66233%16 to 1
Pope St John XXIII National Seminary
Weston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$23,500--60--
FINE Mortuary College
Norwood, MA
Private, 2-4 years
$20,520---101100%9 to 1
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,550---63047%10 to 1
MCPHS University
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,650$23,2801,12585.00%7,06474%16 to 1
Regis College
Weston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$43,716$38,850-79.00%2,75767%9 to 1
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering
Needham, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$54,700-1,51016.00%39096%7 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Boston
Boston, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,600---11858%17 to 1
Greenfield Community College
Greenfield, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$11,690---1,82227%12 to 1
Spa Tech Institute-Ipswich
Ipswich, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,750---5578%10 to 1
Hebrew College
Newton Centre, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,000$32,120--182-1 to 1
William James College
Newton, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,625$34,900--765-7 to 1
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Great Barrington, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$60,019--93.00%39669%6 to 1
Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc
Norwood, MA
Private, 2-4 years
$49,300---49458%24 to 1
Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,322---5,20622%15 to 1
Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,104---12,52214%25 to 1
Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District
Upton, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$11,000---30-10 to 1
Blue Hills Regional Technical School
Canton, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$15,800--6.00%55-10 to 1
Salter College-Chicopee
Chicopee, MA
Private, 2-4 years
$22,580---15-8 to 1
Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics
Woburn, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,475---16290%12 to 1
Montserrat College of Art
Beverly, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,300---36758%12 to 1
New England Hair Academy
Malden, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,550---14959%17 to 1
Alexander Academy
Lunenburg, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,250---6166%6 to 1
New England College of Business and Finance
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,120$18,570--1,237-13 to 1
Conway School of Landscape Design
Northampton, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$35,998--14--
Rob Roy Academy-New Bedford
New Bedford, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,500---1765%9 to 1
Greater Lowell Technical School
Tyngsboro, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$7,850--82.00%78100%10 to 1
Andover Newton Theological School
Lexington, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,279$14,990--11--
Dean College
Franklin, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$41,318-1,00869.00%1,32044%17 to 1
New England Law-Boston
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
----542--
Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing
Billerica, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$10,940---3275%18 to 1
Eastern Nazarene College
Quincy, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,706$10,81099559.00%84840%10 to 1
Nichols College
Dudley, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,540$1,558-80.00%1,59259%17 to 1
Mildred Elley-Pittsfield Campus
Pittsfield, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,301---21053%15 to 1
Boston Baptist College
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,600-99391.00%8136%7 to 1
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$46,880$46,880-73.00%24450%6 to 1
North Shore Community College
Danvers, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,920---5,76325%14 to 1
Mansfield Beauty Schools-Springfield
Springfield, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,950---21-7 to 1
Monty Tech
Fitchburg, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$11,878--93.00%3986%7 to 1
Bay State School of Technology
Canton, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$19,265---123-15 to 1
Quincy College
Quincy, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,960---3,50016%20 to 1
Branford Hall Career Institute-Springfield Campus
Springfield, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,507---63-11 to 1
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$45,660$44,408-51.00%6,96365%10 to 1
University of Massachusetts-Central Office
Boston, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
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Roxbury Community College
Roxbury Crossing, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$11,088---2,00739%15 to 1
The Salter School-Malden Campus
Malden, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,850---89-11 to 1
Boston Architectural College
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$24,238$25,970--66313%3 to 1
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,434$17,3721,10091.00%1,80276%16 to 1
Salter College-West Boylston
West Boylston, MA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,100---32-10 to 1
Spa Tech Institute-Westboro
Westborough, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,550---11371%14 to 1
Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Brookline, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,490$22,4901,16064.00%15463%8 to 1
Massachusetts School of Barbering
Quincy, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,950---6188%11 to 1
DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology
West Springfield, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,250---1388%2 to 1
Bristol Community College
Fall River, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,080---7,21419%15 to 1
Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School District
Charlton, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$14,500---40100%10 to 1
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$78,241$69,686--1,250-10 to 1
Springfield Technical Community College
Springfield, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,768---4,92122%13 to 1
Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy
Medford, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,020---22186%15 to 1
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts
North Andover, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,045---45573%9 to 1
Laboure College
Milton, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$32,813--21.00%84550%8 to 1
Rob Roy Academy-Worcester
Worcester, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,500---12466%16 to 1
The New England Conservatory of Music
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$52,440$52,440-37.00%83881%5 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Malden
Malden, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,600---5963%12 to 1
Diman Regional Technical Institute
Fall River, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$17,386--72.00%6250%8 to 1
New England School of Photography
Waltham, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$24,200--77.00%4074%4 to 1
Motoring Technical Training Institute
Seekonk, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,150--99.00%19688%9 to 1
Babson College
Wellesley, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$54,144$89,5501,36026.00%3,35793%14 to 1
Urban College of Boston
Boston, MA
Private, 2-4 years
$7,124---9317%12 to 1
Rob Roy Academy-Fall River
Fall River, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,500---4552%9 to 1
Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute
Lowell, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,190---9557%15 to 1
Mansfield Beauty Schools-Quincy
Quincy, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,950---35-5 to 1
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester
Worcester, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,060---23187%17 to 1
Becker College
Worcester, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$40,150$20,9621,06070.00%1,83946%16 to 1
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Wellesley Hills, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,320---4,36820%15 to 1
Quinsigamond Community College
Worcester, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,774---7,26322%15 to 1
University of Phoenix-Massachusetts
Braintree, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,318$15,640--4-3 to 1
Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$11,108---1,69624%10 to 1
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
South Hamilton, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$21,749$22,100--1,696--
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$39,800$24,000-58.00%2,08771%10 to 1
Saint John's Seminary
Brighton, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$26,200$20,500--143-6 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Framingham
Framingham, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,600---4680%7 to 1
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Inc
Brookline, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,919$20,890--135--
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
Worcester, MA
Public, 4 years
four-years
-$37,591--1,185--
Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth
Plymouth, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,550---15693%16 to 1
Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
Medford, MA
Private, 2-4 years
$30,240---281-6 to 1
Massasoit Community College
Brockton, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,104---6,99519%17 to 1
Southeastern Technical Institute
South Easton, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$11,125--38.00%13475%6 to 1
Millennium Training Institute
Woburn, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,925---13090%13 to 1
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing
Brockton, MA
Private, 2-4 years
$54,075--50.00%24475%18 to 1
Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School
Franklin, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$13,465---59100%9 to 1
Cape Cod Community College
West Barnstable, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,296---2,99624%11 to 1
Middlesex Community College
Bedford, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$12,120---8,09021%18 to 1
Northpoint Bible College
Haverhill, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,493$12,267--34355%20 to 1
Massachusetts School of Law
Andover, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$23,850--306--
Springfield College-Regional, Online, and Continuing Education
Springfield, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,000$18,360--904-10 to 1
Hult International Business School
Cambridge, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$38,778$42,827-43.00%3,065-14 to 1
Mount Wachusett Community College
Gardner, MA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,588---3,72422%10 to 1
Rob Roy Academy-Taunton
Taunton, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,500---2454%18 to 1
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
Bourne, MA
Public, Less than 2 years
$10,750--61.00%7994%10 to 1
Jupiter Beauty Academy
Boston, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$715---17588%12 to 1
Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville
Somerville, MA
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,779---32156%29 to 1
New England College of Optometry
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$21,771--522--
Average$26,939$27,4691,20959.05%2,95964%12 to 1