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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

In 2019, 9,644 students received a teaching degree from a college in Massachusetts, making it rank #11 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Massachusetts is $25,683 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $28,640 a 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 31,655 students at Harvard in total, 10,063 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,148 are full-time. It takes the average Harvard undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Only 5% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,430 a year. Harvard has a 0.8% 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 $70,300 during the early-career years.

#2

Boston University

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

There are 17,983 undergraduates at Boston U, of which 16,978 are full-time, and there are 33,720 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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 typical student loan amount is $11,099 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,200 during the early-career years.

#3

Bridgewater State University

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

There are 9,463 undergraduates at Bridgewater State, of which 7,681 are full-time, and there are 10,881 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans is $6,216 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,400 during the early-career years.

#4

Lesley University

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

There are 2,128 undergraduates at Lesley, of which 1,599 are full-time, and there are 4,510 students altogether. For undergraduates at Lesley, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 20% are men and 80% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Lesley take out loans to pay for college. 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

There are 1,341 undergraduates at AIC, of which 1,272 are full-time, and there are 2,891 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at AIC is 4.4 years.

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

Roughly 85% of students at AIC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,409 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,600 during the early-career years.

#6

Salem State University

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

There are 6,273 undergraduates at Salem State, of which 4,997 are full-time, and there are 7,706 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 15,989 students at UMass Boston in total, 12,595 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,995 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Boston is 4.8 years.

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

Roughly 52% of students at UMass Boston take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,819 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 7,251 students at Fitchburg State in total, 4,043 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,164 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

78% of Fitchburg State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 3,050 undergraduates at Endicott, of which 2,809 are full-time, and there are 4,741 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Roughly 74% of students at Endicott take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,178 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average 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 3,588 undergraduates at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network, of which 1,929 are full-time, and there are 11,857 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network has a 2.0% 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 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 787 undergraduates at Cambridge College, of which 190 are full-time, and there are 2,356 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

25% of Cambridge College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,917 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,100 during the early-career years.

#12

Framingham State University

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

The total student population at Framingham State University is 5,456, of which 3,857 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,376 are full-time. For undergraduates at Framingham State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,469 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.4% 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.

#13

Boston College

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

The total student population at Boston College is 14,747, of which 9,901 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,666 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Boston College. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

About 32% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,097 a year. Boston College has a 1.5% 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 Boston College is $57,000.

#14

Worcester State University

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

The total student population at Worcester State University is 6,204, of which 5,332 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,078 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%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at Worcester State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,237 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Worcester State is $37,900.

#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 4,230 undergraduates at Merrimack, of which 3,885 are full-time, and there are 5,186 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. Merrimack has a 3.7% 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 Merrimack is $45,500.

#16

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

There are 24,209 undergraduates at UMass Amherst, of which 22,491 are full-time, and there are 31,350 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMass Amherst, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

Roughly 57% of students at UMass Amherst take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,147 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,200 during the early-career years.

#17

Westfield State University

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

There are 5,795 students at Westfield in total, 5,069 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,250 are full-time. For undergraduates at Westfield, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Westfield with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Bay Path University

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

The total student population at Bay Path University is 3,324, of which 1,817 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,165 are full-time. For undergraduates at Bay Path, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%.

Roughly 91% of students at Bay Path take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,971 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bay Path is $34,200.

#19

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

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

There are 14,170 undergraduates at UMass Lowell, of which 10,862 are full-time, and there are 18,352 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. Of the accepted students, 57% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 5.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMass Lowell with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Simmons University

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

The total student population at Simmons University is 6,535, of which 1,761 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,607 are full-time. For undergraduates at Simmons, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 72% of students at Simmons take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,440 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Simmons with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Gordon College

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

There are 1,507 undergraduates at Gordon College, of which 1,440 are full-time, and there are 1,857 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Gordon College is 4.2 years.

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

80% of Gordon College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,400 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,500 during the early-career years.

#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 3,110, of which 2,175 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,158 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

Roughly 83% of students at Springfield College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,567 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average 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 40 full-time undergraduates at Urban College of Boston, and 768 students altogether. 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 2,300 students at Mt. Holyoke in total, 2,190 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,157 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Mt. Holyoke. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 53% of students at Mt. Holyoke take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mt. Holyoke is $34,600.

#24

Elms College

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

There are 1,495 students at Elms College in total, 1,123 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 997 are full-time. For undergraduates at Elms College, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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.

Approximately 93% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,633 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,100 during the early-career years.

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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