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 $29,849 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $14,597 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 $596 from the 2019-2020 average of $29,253 and represents a 2.04% 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 104 colleges and universities in Massachusetts, the most popular being Boston University with 29,251 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $61,050. Tufts University is the most expensive in Massachusetts with an in-state tuition of $63,804.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2023 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2022-2023 academic year.


104 results

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA

Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

$52,659 Tuition

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 30,631enrollment
  • $19,491net price
  • 3%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1580SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Boston University
B
Boston, MA

Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

$61,050 Tuition

#9 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 36,714enrollment
  • $27,829net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 4

Boston College
B
Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

$62,950 Tuition

#7 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 15,287enrollment
  • $30,559net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1435-1540SAT range
  • 33-35ACT 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

$16,186 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 32,229enrollment
  • $22,291net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$57,590 Tuition

#8 Best Colleges in America

  • 11,858enrollment
  • $20,232net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1530-1580SAT range
  • 35-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Northeastern University
N
Boston, MA

Northeastern University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

$59,100 Tuition

#16 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 30,013enrollment
  • $35,827net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Tufts University
T
Medford, MA

Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$63,804 Tuition

#6 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 13,431enrollment
  • $30,479net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Emerson College
E
Boston, MA

Emerson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$52,288 Tuition

#21 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,891enrollment
  • $51,432net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 30-32ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 20

Babson College
B
Wellesley, MA

Babson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$54,944 Tuition

#15 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 3,989enrollment
  • $28,400net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1510SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 3

Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA

Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$63,500 Tuition

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,898enrollment
  • $21,367net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

Bentley University
B
Waltham, MA

Bentley University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$56,500 Tuition

#14 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,165enrollment
  • $44,233net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1258-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Brandeis University
B
Waltham, MA

Brandeis University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$61,724 Tuition

#12 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,581enrollment
  • $45,565net 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

#10 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 9,604enrollment
  • $17,225net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1210SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Williams College
W
Williamstown, MA

Williams College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$61,450 Tuition

#13 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,222enrollment
  • $20,965net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 10

Dean College
D
Franklin, MA

Dean College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$43,200 Tuition

 

  • 1,189enrollment
  • $32,219net price
  • 76%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

#11 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 6,539enrollment
  • $19,277net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 986-1210SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.17Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$61,584 Tuition

#17 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,447enrollment
  • $21,362net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 8

Endicott College
E
Beverly, MA

Endicott College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$36,926 Tuition

#22 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 4,006enrollment
  • $39,496net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1280SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15