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2021 Best General Education Schools in Massachusetts

23 Colleges
$50,417 Avg Salary
$27,670 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Education School for You

General Education is the #19 most popular major in Massachusetts with 1,862 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best General Education Schools in Massachusetts ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 23 schools in Massachusetts to see which ones offered the best programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best General Education Schools in Massachusetts

The colleges and universities below are the best for education majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best General Education Schools

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Our analysis found Harvard University to be the best school for general education students who want to pursue a degree in Massachusetts. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge.

Education majors at Harvard take out an average of $30,750 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $358, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Stonehill College is a great place for general education students. Stonehill is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Easton.

While working on their degree, education majors at Stonehill accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#3

Tufts University

Medford, MA

The excellent programs at Tufts University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best general education schools in Massachusetts. Located in the large suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Out of the 23 schools in Massachusetts that were part of this year’s ranking, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#5

Boston University

Boston, MA

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Boston University is a great place for general education students. Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

The average amount in student loans that education majors at Boston U take out is $27,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#6

Endicott College

Beverly, MA

Endicott College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general education students. It came in at #6 on the list. Endicott is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Beverly.

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#7

Simmons University

Boston, MA

Simmons University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general education programs. Located in the large city of Boston, Simmons is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their degree, education majors at Simmons accumulate an average of around $22,500 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $262.

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American International College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general education students. It came in at #8 on the list. AIC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Springfield.

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University of Massachusetts - Boston came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best General Education Schools in Massachusetts ranking. UMass Boston is a large public school located in the large city of Boston.

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#10

Clark University

Worcester, MA

Clark University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best General Education Schools in Massachusetts ranking. Clark is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Worcester.

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Best General Education Colleges in the New England Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Connecticut 460
New Hampshire 198
Maine 152
Rhode Island 82
Vermont 137

One of 14 majors within the area of study, general education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 23 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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