College Costs in Massachusetts

The 2024 Directory of Massachusetts Colleges and Prices

Massachusetts Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Massachusetts?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Massachusetts was $29,122 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $13,992 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Massachusetts amongst the costliest as the 4th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of $385 from the 2019-2020 average of $28,737 and represents a 1.34% annual increase in tuition costs. The list of Massachusetts colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 102 colleges and universities in Massachusetts, the most popular being Boston University with 29,047 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $58,560. Tufts University is the most expensive in Massachusetts with an in-state tuition of $61,646.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.


102 results

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA

Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

$51,143 Tuition

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,345enrollment
  • $18,037net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1580SAT range
  • 33-36ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Boston University
B
Boston, MA

Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

$58,560 Tuition

#8 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 36,104enrollment
  • $29,154net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 4

Boston College
B
Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

$60,530 Tuition

#6 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 15,577enrollment
  • $30,192net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1530SAT range
  • 33-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Massachusetts Amherst
M
Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

$15,791 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 32,045enrollment
  • $22,505net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$55,510 Tuition

#8 Best Colleges in America

  • 11,934enrollment
  • $19,998net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1510-1580SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Northeastern University
N
Boston, MA

Northeastern University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

$56,500 Tuition

#14 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 28,167enrollment
  • $37,738net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Tufts University
T
Medford, MA

Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$61,646 Tuition

#5 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 13,293enrollment
  • $32,720net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Emerson College
E
Boston, MA

Emerson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$51,264 Tuition

#17 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,900enrollment
  • $47,594net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1400SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 20

Babson College
B
Wellesley, MA

Babson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$54,944 Tuition

#13 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 3,684enrollment
  • $31,559net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1480SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 3

Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA

Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$60,700 Tuition

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,971enrollment
  • $18,832net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1550SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

Bentley University
B
Waltham, MA

Bentley University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$54,910 Tuition

#12 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,158enrollment
  • $42,759net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1413SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Brandeis University
B
Waltham, MA

Brandeis University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$59,408 Tuition

#11 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,558enrollment
  • $41,222net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA

Bridgewater State University
B
Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$910 Tuition

#8 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 9,942enrollment
  • $17,545net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1200SAT range
  • 19-28ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Williams College
W
Williamstown, MA

Williams College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$59,350 Tuition

 

  • 2,224enrollment
  • $22,356net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 10

Dean College
D
Franklin, MA

Dean College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$42,146 Tuition

 

  • 1,206enrollment
  • $32,455net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.88Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 1

Salem State University
S
Salem, MA

Salem State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$910 Tuition

 

  • 7,131enrollment
  • $19,704net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.17Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$60,424 Tuition

#22 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,461enrollment
  • $21,614net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 8

Endicott College
E
Beverly, MA

Endicott College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$35,764 Tuition

 

  • 3,982enrollment
  • $37,665net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15