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151 Colleges
142,929 Yearly Graduations
$113,068 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$30,097 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Massachusetts is ranked #11 in the country with 142,929 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $28,267 per year to get their degree at a college in Massachusetts, while out of state students will pay an average of $30,619 per year.

About 60% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,524 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
11,988 Yearly Degrees
$54,720 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 33,355 students at Boston U in total, 16,840 of which are full-time undergraduates. Boston U has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 25% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at Boston U take out loans to pay for college. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Boston U is $49,200.

#2

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
9,527 Yearly Degrees
$14,014 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts Amherst is 30,340, of which 21,577 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Amherst is 4.1 years.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,147 a year. UMass Amherst has a 3.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMass Amherst with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
9,504 Yearly Degrees
$48,008 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Harvard University is 31,120, of which 7,147 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

This a very selective school with only 5% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Roughly 6% of students at Harvard take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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.

#4

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
7,454 Yearly Degrees
$24,793 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 21,489 students at Northeastern in total, 13,786 of which are full-time undergraduates. Northeastern has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 27% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,792 a year. Northeastern 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 is $54,400.

#5

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,838 Yearly Degrees
$30,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Boston College is 14,628, of which 9,681 students are full-time undergraduates. 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%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

41% of Boston College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,097 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $57,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
4,733 Yearly Degrees
$14,590 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts - Lowell is 18,315, of which 10,495 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Lowell is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at UMass Lowell take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMass Lowell is $41,600.

#7

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,979 Yearly Degrees
$52,724 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,449 students at Tufts in total, 5,483 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Tufts. The freshman retention rate is 96%.

The acceptance rate at Tufts is 15%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,846 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Tufts with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,870 Yearly Degrees
$53,450 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,510 full-time undergraduates at MIT, and 11,466 students altogether. For undergraduates at MIT, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 7% of students getting accepted. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

11% of MIT students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,754 a year. MIT has a 0.6% 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 MIT is $82,200.

#9

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
3,774 Yearly Degrees
$18,433 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 16,415 students at UMass Boston in total, 9,574 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Boston is 4.8 years.

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

52% of UMass Boston students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,819 a year. UMass Boston has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,488 Yearly Degrees
$24,933 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,127 full-time undergraduates at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network, and 11,104 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,400 during the early-career years.

#11

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
2,833 Yearly Degrees
$1,675 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Bridgewater State University is 11,019, of which 7,858 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bridgewater State is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 89% of students at Bridgewater State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

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.

#12

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,398 Yearly Degrees
$21,654 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,283 students at Simmons in total, 1,553 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Simmons undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,440 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,200 during the early-career years.

#13

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,369 Yearly Degrees
$51,940 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,620 full-time undergraduates at Brandeis, and 5,721 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 34%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,431 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Brandeis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
2,361 Yearly Degrees
$2,520 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,702 students at Salem State in total, 5,792 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Salem State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

77% of Salem State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Salem State is $36,200.

#15

Suffolk University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,259 Yearly Degrees
$39,267 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,762 full-time undergraduates at Suffolk, and 7,201 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Suffolk take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,740 a year. Suffolk has a 3.9% 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 Suffolk is $42,300.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,076 Yearly Degrees
$22,230 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,624 full-time undergraduates at MCPHS University, and 7,208 students altogether. For undergraduates at MCPHS University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 24% are men and 76% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $13,918 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 $75,700 during the early-career years.

#17

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,056 Yearly Degrees
$28,188 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is 6,642, of which 4,301 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at WPI. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Around 66% of accepted students are men, and 34% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $13,238 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $67,500 during the early-career years.

#18

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
2,048 Yearly Degrees
$16,390 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,790 full-time undergraduates at UMass Dartmouth, and 8,406 students altogether. It takes the average UMass Dartmouth undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,046 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMass Dartmouth is $39,500.

#19

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,753 Yearly Degrees
$38,400 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,543 students at Bentley in total, 4,171 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Bentley undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 44% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 59% are men and 41% are women.

50% of Bentley students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,319 a year. Bentley has a 0.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bentley with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $65,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
1,739 Yearly Degrees
$1,890 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,800 full-time undergraduates at Westfield, and 6,237 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Westfield is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 75% of students at Westfield take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#21

Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,711 Yearly Degrees
$42,973 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,762 students at Berklee College of Music in total, 4,881 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Berklee College of Music, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,820 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Berklee College of Music with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Hult International Business School

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,708 Yearly Degrees
$43,307 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Hult International Business School is 2,798, of which 512 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 55%. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,567 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#23

Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
1,591 Yearly Degrees
$3,042 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Worcester State University is 6,434, of which 4,153 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Worcester State 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.

70% of Worcester State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#24

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
1,570 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,128 full-time undergraduates at BHCC, and 11,881 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

7% of BHCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,144 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BHCC is $29,300.

#25

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
1,537 Yearly Degrees
$3,186 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,386 full-time undergraduates at Fitchburg State, and 7,075 students altogether. It takes the average Fitchburg State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,500 during the early-career years.

Other Massachusetts Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Bristol Community College 1,391
27 Quinsigamond Community College 1,388
28 Lesley University 1,369
29 Endicott College 1,348
30 Framingham State University 1,338
31 Emerson College 1,288
32 Merrimack College 1,257
33 Middlesex Community College 1,205
34 Babson College 1,167
35 Clark University 1,106
36 Western New England University 1,050
37 Wentworth Institute of Technology 1,018
38 American International College 998
39 Smith College 993
40 North Shore Community College 977
41 Springfield Technical Community College 973
42 Massasoit Community College 928
43 Springfield College 905
44 Bay Path University 903
45 Holyoke Community College 886
46 Northern Essex Community College 880
47 College of the Holy Cross 848
48 Regis College 847
49 Cambridge College 838
50 Curry College 821
51 Mount Wachusett Community College 792
52 Williams College 756
53 Wellesley College 754
54 Mount Holyoke College 750
55 Assumption University 743
56 Stonehill College 719
57 Amherst College 705
58 Massachusetts Bay Community College 678
59 College of Our Lady of the Elms 622
60 Lasell College 608
61 Emmanuel College Massachusetts 597
62 Gordon College 582
63 MGH Institute of Health Professions 569
64 Quincy College 542
65 Cape Cod Community College 518
66 New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts 463
67 Nichols College 434
68 Massachusetts Maritime Academy 433
69 Anna Maria College 427
69 Massachusetts College of Art and Design 427
71 Becker College 425
72 Laboure College 406
73 Wheaton College Massachusetts 391
74 Gordon - Conwell Theological Seminary 386
75 Fisher College 382
76 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 366
77 Greenfield Community College 358
78 Dean College 353
79 Jupiter Beauty Academy 328
80 Berkshire Community College 322
81 Springfield College - School of Professional and Continuing Studies 321
82 William James College 308
83 Hampshire College 288
84 Roxbury Community College 283
85 The New England Conservatory of Music 279
86 Motoring Technical Training Institute 266
87 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester 243
88 Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc 242
89 Eastern Nazarene College 234
90 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology 223
91 Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics 204
92 Bard College at Simon’s Rock 200
93 Bay State College 198
94 Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville 187
95 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester 175
96 Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy 171
97 Boston Architectural College 164
98 New England Law - Boston 146
99 Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth 143
100 New England Hair Academy 137
101 National Aviation Academy of New England 128
102 Urban College of Boston 124
102 New England College of Optometry 124
102 Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Ludlow 124
105 Spa Tech Institute-Westboro 120
106 Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 114
107 Mildred Elley-Pittsfield Campus 98
108 Longy School of Music of Bard College 94
109 Rob Roy Academy-Worcester 88
110 North Bennet Street School 82
111 Empire Beauty School-Boston 80
112 Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing 79
113 Olin College 78
114 Southeastern Technical Institute 75
115 Millennium Training Institute 66
115 Montserrat College of Art 66
117 Greater Lowell Technical School 65
117 Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School 65
119 Spa Tech Institute-Ipswich 64
120 Pine Manor College 59
121 Hellenic College - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology 55
122 Saint John’s Seminary 53
123 Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School 51
124 Massachusetts School of Law 50
125 Northpoint Bible College 46
126 Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute 44
126 Diman Regional Technical Institute 44
128 Assabet Valley Regional Technical School 43
129 Empire Beauty School-Malden 41
130 Massachusetts School of Barbering 40
130 Alexander Academy 40
132 Blue Hills Regional Technical School 38
133 DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology 37
134 EINE Inc 36
135 Empire Beauty School-Framingham 35
136 Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing 32
137 FINE Mortuary College 31
137 Hebrew College 31
139 Monty Tech 28
140 Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District 27
141 Bancroft School of Massage Therapy 26
142 Rob Roy Academy-Fall River 25
143 Charles H McCann Technical School 22
144 Boston Baptist College 20
145 Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District 19
145 New England School of Photography 19
147 Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Inc 18
148 Pope St John XXIII National Seminary 14
148 Rob Roy Academy-New Bedford 14
150 Conway School of Landscape Design 13
151 Rob Roy Academy-Taunton 10

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