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113 Colleges
134,432 Yearly Graduations
$109,365 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$30,858 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Massachusetts is ranked #8 in the country with 134,432 degrees handed out in 2018. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Massachusetts is $27,341 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $29,687 a year.

An estimated 56% of college students in Massachusetts take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,714 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
10,922 Yearly Degrees
$52,816 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Boston University is 33,355, of which 16,840 students are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Boston U is 93%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

32% of Boston U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,099 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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.

#2

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
9,239 Yearly Degrees
$46,384 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Harvard University is 31,120, of which 7,147 students are full-time undergraduates. 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. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,430 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Harvard is $70,300.

#3

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
8,844 Yearly Degrees
$13,606 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 30,340 students at UMass Amherst in total, 21,577 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at UMass Amherst. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

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

57% of UMass Amherst students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,147 a year. UMass Amherst has a 3.1% 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 $41,200 during the early-career years.

#4

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
7,153 Yearly Degrees
$24,027 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Northeastern University is 21,489, of which 13,786 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Northeastern. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

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

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,792 a year. Northeastern has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northeastern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $54,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5,006 Yearly Degrees
$29,412 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 14,628 students at Boston College in total, 9,681 of which 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.

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 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Boston College is $57,000.

#6

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
4,498 Yearly Degrees
$14,590 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 10,495 full-time undergraduates at UMass Lowell, and 18,315 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans is $7,604 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#7

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,018 Yearly Degrees
$51,288 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Tufts University is 11,449, of which 5,483 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Tufts is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 15% of students getting accepted. 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 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $51,200 during the early-career years.

#8

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
3,930 Yearly Degrees
$17,876 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,574 full-time undergraduates at UMass Boston, and 16,415 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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 5.1% 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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,769 Yearly Degrees
$23,797 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 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $54,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,655 Yearly Degrees
$51,520 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,466 students at MIT in total, 4,510 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at MIT is 99%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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. The student loan default rate of 1.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from MIT with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $82,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
2,812 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. For undergraduates at Bridgewater State, the average graduation time 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. Bridgewater State has a 5.3% 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 Bridgewater State is $36,400.

#12

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,455 Yearly Degrees
$21,726 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,553 full-time undergraduates at Simmons, and 6,283 students altogether. For undergraduates at Simmons, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted.

72% of Simmons students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,440 a year. Simmons has a 1.9% 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 Simmons is $47,200.

#13

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,432 Yearly Degrees
$50,184 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Brandeis University is 5,721, of which 3,620 students are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Brandeis is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 34% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at Brandeis take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,431 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,700 during the early-career years.

#14

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
2,362 Yearly Degrees
$2,520 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,792 full-time undergraduates at Salem State, and 8,702 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Salem State 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. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Salem State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,356 Yearly Degrees
$21,510 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is 7,208, of which 3,624 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. 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 2.0% 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.

#16

Suffolk University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,077 Yearly Degrees
$36,454 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,201 students at Suffolk in total, 4,762 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Suffolk, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,740 a year. Suffolk has a 4.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Suffolk with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
2,064 Yearly Degrees
$15,912 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,790 full-time undergraduates at UMass Dartmouth, and 8,406 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Dartmouth is 4.5 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

78% of UMass Dartmouth students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,046 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,500 during the early-career years.

#18

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,931 Yearly Degrees
$27,234 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,642 students at WPI in total, 4,301 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at WPI is 4.1 years.

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

Roughly 53% of students at WPI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $13,238 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from WPI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $67,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,910 Yearly Degrees
$36,960 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,171 full-time undergraduates at Bentley, and 5,543 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Bentley. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

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

Roughly 50% of students at Bentley take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,319 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bentley is $65,800.

#20

Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
1,715 Yearly Degrees
$6,300 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,800 full-time undergraduates at Westfield, and 6,237 students altogether. 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. Westfield has a 3.8% 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 Westfield is $36,300.

#21

Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,599 Yearly Degrees
$41,963 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Of the accepted students, 57% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
1,545 Yearly Degrees
$44,241 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.

7% of Hult International Business School students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,567 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#23

Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
1,522 Yearly Degrees
$3,042 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,434 students at Worcester State in total, 4,153 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Worcester State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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.

70% of Worcester State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,237 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Worcester State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Framingham State University

Framingham, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
1,471 Yearly Degrees
$1,675 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Framingham State University is 5,691, of which 3,558 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Framingham State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 38% 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 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#25

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,453 Yearly Degrees
$18,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,645 full-time undergraduates at Lesley, and 4,732 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%. Around 20% of accepted students are men, and 80% are women.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,234 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

Other Massachusetts Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Endicott College 1,319
27 Fitchburg State University 1,314
28 Merrimack College 1,262
29 Emerson College 1,215
30 Bunker Hill Community College 1,182
31 Bristol Community College 1,146
32 Babson College 1,127
33 American International College 1,067
34 Clark University 1,040
35 Middlesex Community College 1,036
36 Western New England University 1,004
37 Bay Path University 995
38 Quinsigamond Community College 988
39 Wentworth Institute of Technology 978
40 Springfield College 977
41 Smith College 964
42 North Shore Community College 919
43 College of the Holy Cross 892
44 Curry College 852
45 Springfield Technical Community College 839
46 Massasoit Community College 834
47 Williams College 809
48 Holyoke Community College 785
49 Cambridge College 775
50 Regis College 765
51 Mount Holyoke College 762
52 Quincy College 758
53 Wellesley College 750
54 Assumption College 727
55 Amherst College 655
56 Stonehill College 610
57 Gordon College 597
58 Northern Essex Community College 592
59 Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development 549
60 College of Our Lady of the Elms 543
61 MGH Institute of Health Professions 542
62 Mount Wachusett Community College 535
62 Lasell College 535
64 Emmanuel College Massachusetts 516
65 Springfield College - School of Professional and Continuing Studies 502
66 Massachusetts Bay Community College 478
67 Anna Maria College 454
68 Becker College 449
69 Massachusetts College of Art and Design 447
70 Wheaton College Massachusetts 441
71 Cape Cod Community College 434
71 Nichols College 434
73 Gordon - Conwell Theological Seminary 418
74 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 411
75 Massachusetts Maritime Academy 388
76 Dean College 365
77 Fisher College 343
78 William James College 300
79 Hampshire College 293
80 The New England Conservatory of Music 255
81 Roxbury Community College 249
82 New England College of Business and Finance 244
83 Laboure College 229
84 Bay State College 216
85 Berkshire Community College 212
86 Eastern Nazarene College 208
87 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester 201
88 New England Law - Boston 185
89 Boston Architectural College 183
90 Greenfield Community College 182
91 Bard College at Simon’s Rock 161
92 New England College of Optometry 139
93 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology 132
94 Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 108
95 Urban College of Boston 87
96 Olin College 86
96 Andover Newton Theological School 86
98 Montserrat College of Art 85
99 Longy School of Music of Bard College 84
100 Massachusetts School of Law 69
101 Pine Manor College 60
102 Hellenic College - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology 50
103 Hebrew College 44
103 Northpoint Bible College 44
105 Saint John’s Seminary 43
106 FINE Mortuary College 31
107 Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Inc 23
108 Pope St John XXIII National Seminary 20
109 University of Phoenix - Massachusetts 19
110 Conway School of Landscape Design 18
111 Boston Baptist College 17
112 Salter College-Chicopee 8
113 Salter College-West Boylston 4

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