Top 2022 Colleges in Massachusetts

Massachusetts 157 Colleges and Universities

There are many colleges in Massachusetts in the capital, Boston. Like most states, colleges range from four year public universities to two year community college. Let’s look at some NCES stats about the Bay state:

  • Massachusetts has 90 four year colleges. All of them offer undergraduate studies along with master's and post-doctoral degrees.
  • There are 67 two year or less colleges. 42% of them are public community colleges.
  • Over the past 5 years, Massachusetts has seen a small 2.1% drop in students. In 2017, 503,508 students were enrolled in college.
  • In total, 122,365 degrees were awarded for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Thus, about 50% of those awards were bachelor's degrees.

Salary Breakdown

According to the College Scorecard alums from Harvard University earn the highest average salary. 10 years after graduating, the average salary is about $128,900. Meanwhile, the 2017 mean annual wage in Massachusetts is $63,910. You do the math!

Massachusetts' Tuition Program

Massachusetts is a member of the New England Regional Student Program. In the 2018 school year, more than 8,100 New England residents saved an estimated $54 million in tuition because of the program.  On average Massachusetts students going to a member school in Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont save $7,900 a year.

Top Colleges in Massachusetts

Top Massachusetts colleges were ranked by total student population. 

Total Number of Students
Tuition & Fees
Acceptance Rate
Harvard University , Cambridge MA
Total Number of Students
Tuition & Fees
Acceptance Rate
Total Number of Students
$15,887 / $34,570
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Total Number of Students
Tuition & Fees
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Total Number of Students
$15,180 / $32,827
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All Colleges in Massachusetts

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Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.