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75 Colleges
9,644 Yearly Graduations
$102,731 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$30,822 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Massachusetts ranked #11 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2019. Around 9,644 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $25,683 per year to get their degree at a college in Massachusetts, while out of state students will pay an average of $28,640 per year.

An estimated 58% of college students in Massachusetts take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,706 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
790 Yearly Degrees
$51,925 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,950 undergraduates at Harvard, of which 7,210 are full-time, and there are 31,566 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Harvard is 4.1 years.

The acceptance rate at Harvard is 5%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

6% of Harvard students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,430 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $70,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
780 Yearly Degrees
$55,892 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,515 undergraduates at Boston U, of which 17,396 are full-time, and there are 34,657 students altogether. It takes the average Boston U undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 25%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,099 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Boston U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
744 Yearly Degrees
$10,732 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,504 undergraduates at Bridgewater State, of which 7,877 are full-time, and there are 10,990 students altogether. It takes the average Bridgewater State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

89% of Bridgewater State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,216 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Bridgewater State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
560 Yearly Degrees
$28,875 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,838 students at Lesley in total, 2,208 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,700 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Lesley is 4.3 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 20% of accepted students are men, and 80% are women.

85% of Lesley students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,234 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lesley is $32,200.

#5

American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
499 Yearly Degrees
$36,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at American International College is 3,152, of which 1,336 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,211 are full-time. It takes the average AIC undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,409 a year. AIC has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from AIC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
461 Yearly Degrees
$11,284 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,338 students at Salem State in total, 6,811 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,434 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

77% of Salem State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,356 a year. Salem State has a 7.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,200 during the early-career years.

#7

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
406 Yearly Degrees
$14,613 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,714 undergraduates at UMass Boston, of which 10,017 are full-time, and there are 16,164 students altogether. It takes the average UMass Boston undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,819 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMass Boston with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
379 Yearly Degrees
$10,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,163 undergraduates at Fitchburg State, of which 3,319 are full-time, and there are 7,199 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Fitchburg State is 4.4 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at Fitchburg State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,134 a year. Fitchburg State has a 6.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fitchburg State is $35,500.

#9

Endicott College

Beverly, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
375 Yearly Degrees
$34,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Endicott College is 4,794, of which 3,132 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,793 are full-time. It takes the average Endicott undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

74% of Endicott students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,178 a year. Endicott has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Endicott is $44,300.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
370 Yearly Degrees
$29,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,994 undergraduates at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network, of which 2,177 are full-time, and there are 11,900 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is $54,400.

#11

Cambridge College

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
359 Yearly Degrees
$16,164 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 730 undergraduates at Cambridge College, of which 176 are full-time, and there are 2,234 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,917 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Cambridge College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Framingham State University

Framingham, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
333 Yearly Degrees
$11,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,937 undergraduates at Framingham State, of which 3,421 are full-time, and there are 5,565 students altogether. It takes the average Framingham State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

74% of Framingham State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,469 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Framingham State is $36,300.

#13

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
305 Yearly Degrees
$57,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,720 students at Boston College in total, 9,927 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,696 are full-time. For undergraduates at Boston College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 32%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,097 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $57,000 during the early-career years.

#14

Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
299 Yearly Degrees
$10,161 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,217 students at Worcester State in total, 5,380 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,164 are full-time. For undergraduates at Worcester State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at Worcester State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,237 a year. Worcester State has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,900 during the early-career years.

#15

Merrimack College

North Andover, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
266 Yearly Degrees
$43,340 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,853 undergraduates at Merrimack, of which 3,572 are full-time, and there are 4,643 students altogether. For undergraduates at Merrimack, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

79% of Merrimack students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,433 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,500 during the early-career years.

#16

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
240 Yearly Degrees
$16,389 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,515 undergraduates at UMass Amherst, of which 21,784 are full-time, and there are 30,593 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UMass Amherst. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

57% of UMass Amherst students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,147 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMass Amherst is $41,200.

#17

Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees
$10,849 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Westfield State University is 6,100, of which 5,382 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,571 are full-time. For undergraduates at Westfield, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

75% of Westfield students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,445 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,300 during the early-career years.

#18

Bay Path University

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
151 Yearly Degrees
$35,081 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,923 undergraduates at Bay Path, of which 1,364 are full-time, and there are 3,444 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bay Path is 4.1 years.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 91% of students at Bay Path take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,971 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Bay Path with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
149 Yearly Degrees
$15,648 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,004 undergraduates at UMass Lowell, of which 10,651 are full-time, and there are 18,242 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Lowell is 4.5 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,604 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,600 during the early-career years.

#20

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees
$42,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,082 students at Simmons in total, 1,809 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,631 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,440 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Simmons is $47,200.

#21

Gordon College

Wenham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees
$38,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,618 undergraduates at Gordon College, of which 1,555 are full-time, and there are 1,955 students altogether. For undergraduates at Gordon College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at Gordon College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,400 a year. Gordon College has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Gordon College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Springfield College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
112 Yearly Degrees
$38,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Springfield College is 3,139, of which 2,129 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,102 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Springfield College. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

83% of Springfield College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,567 a year. Springfield College has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Springfield College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Urban College of Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
100 Yearly Degrees
$7,124 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 931 students at Urban College of Boston in total, 78 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Students who graduate from Urban College of Boston with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
77 Yearly Degrees
$52,258 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,335 students at Mt. Holyoke in total, 2,208 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,177 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mt. Holyoke, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,802 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Mt. Holyoke with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Elms College

Chicopee, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
77 Yearly Degrees
$37,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,151 undergraduates at Elms College, of which 1,003 are full-time, and there are 1,531 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

Roughly 93% of students at Elms College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,633 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Elms College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Massachusetts Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth 72
27 Assumption University 68
27 Bunker Hill Community College 68
29 Middlesex Community College 64
30 Brandeis University 61
31 Quinsigamond Community College 57
32 Emmanuel College Massachusetts 55
32 Curry College 55
34 Tufts University 54
34 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 54
36 Lasell College 46
37 Emerson College 44
38 Smith College 41
38 Eastern Nazarene College 41
40 Northern Essex Community College 40
40 Regis College 40
40 Bristol Community College 40
43 Stonehill College 39
44 Suffolk University 35
45 Clark University 31
46 Massachusetts College of Art and Design 24
46 Massachusetts Bay Community College 24
46 Western New England University 24
49 Quincy College 23
50 Berklee College of Music 22
51 Springfield Technical Community College 19
51 Becker College 19
53 Berkshire Community College 18
53 Dean College 18
55 Roxbury Community College 17
55 Springfield College - School of Professional and Continuing Studies 17
55 Hampshire College 17
58 Cape Cod Community College 13
58 Anna Maria College 13
60 Fisher College 12
60 Massasoit Community College 12
62 North Shore Community College 11
63 Northeastern University 10
64 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 7
65 Greenfield Community College 4
65 Wheaton College Massachusetts 4
67 Hellenic College - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology 2
67 Mount Wachusett Community College 2
67 Mildred Elley Pittsfield 2
67 Hebrew College 2
71 Montserrat College of Art 1
71 Pine Manor College 1
73 College of the Holy Cross 0
73 Holyoke Community College 0
73 Longy School of Music of Bard College 0

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