Massachusetts Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in Massachusetts by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 84 colleges in Massachusetts with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in Massachusetts? William James College tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $0. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. 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 in state tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in Massachusetts list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

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

List of Massachusetts Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
William James College

Newton, MA

University of Phoenix Boston Campus

Braintree, MA

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

Framingham State University

Framingham, MA

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

Salem State University

Salem, MA

New England College of Business

Boston, MA

Boston Baptist College

Boston, MA

Zion Bible College

Haverhill, MA

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, MA

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, MA

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA