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Find the best college in Massachusetts for your budget, lifestyle, and career goals. CollegeStats helps you compare Massachusetts colleges offering a variety of degree programs to choose from.

List of the Largest Colleges in Massachusetts

Many students in Massachusetts enjoy the big college experience, because it boasts many advantages, such as amazing networking opportunities (i.e. Greek life, student activities and groups, etc.), well-stocked libraries, a multitude of educational resources, experienced professors, and a plethora of courses and majors to select from, for example. Students can also take advantage of state-of-the-art research facilities that many big colleges in the state offer. If you think attending a big college may be for you, it's time to further your research by looking through our list of Massachusetts' biggest colleges below. Start narrowing down your choices today!

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Details
1

Boston University

Boston

MA

N/A

4 year

93.5%

# of Students 41,428

2

Harvard University

Cambridge

MA

N/A

4 year

97.83%

# of Students 35,611

3

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst

MA

$18,840

4 year

89.89%

# of Students 32,567

4

Northeastern University

Boston

MA

N/A

4 year

96.19%

# of Students 26,439

5

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston

MA

$7,361

2 year

67.11%

# of Students 21,826

6

University of Massachusetts-Boston

Boston

MA

$10,376

4 year

79.73%

# of Students 21,027

7

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Lowell

MA

$15,965

4 year

84.35%

# of Students 20,784

8

Boston College

Chestnut Hill

MA

N/A

4 year

96.05%

# of Students 15,591

9

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater

MA

$14,739

4 year

81.32%

# of Students 13,299

10

Middlesex Community College

Bedford

MA

$4,635

2 year

62.08%

# of Students 12,999

11

Bristol Community College

Fall River

MA

$7,336

2 year

60.6%

# of Students 12,514

12

Tufts University

Medford

MA

N/A

4 year

96.94%

# of Students 12,091

13

Massasoit Community College

Brockton

MA

$6,946

2 year

58.63%

# of Students 11,950

14

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester

MA

$6,698

2 year

52.54%

# of Students 11,926

15

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge

MA

N/A

4 year

98.65%

# of Students 11,889

16

Salem State University

Salem

MA

$14,848

4 year

81.1%

# of Students 11,888

17

Northeastern University Global Network

Boston

MA

N/A

4 year

N/A

# of Students 11,632

18

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg

MA

$12,715

4 year

77.47%

# of Students 11,178

19

North Shore Community College

Danvers

MA

$7,818

2 year

64.42%

# of Students 10,950

20

Framingham State University

Framingham

MA

$17,047

4 year

74.5%

# of Students 10,590

21

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

North Dartmouth

MA

$14,823

4 year

79.36%

# of Students 10,404

22

Worcester State University

Worcester

MA

$13,454

4 year

81.68%

# of Students 10,078

23

Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill

MA

$7,730

2 year

62.03%

# of Students 9,573

24

Suffolk University

Boston

MA

N/A

4 year

75.67%

# of Students 9,368

25

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield

MA

$8,744

2 year

63.04%

# of Students 9,313


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