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Cheapest Colleges in Massachusetts

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.

Which Massachusetts Colleges are the Cheapest?

Many Massachusetts residents will consider attending a college within the state just to take advantage of lower tuition rates. College is already a big investment, so many in-state students are looking to cut down on costs wherever and whenever possible, without sacrificing quality of education. Fortunately, Massachusetts is home to many colleges with affordable tuition rates to accommodate those looking to save money or are on a tight budget. To help you with your college search, we have put together a list of Massachusetts colleges with the lowest in-state tuition rates. Explore your options below.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate In-State Cost
1

Middlesex Community College

Bedford

MA

$4,635

2 year

62.08%

$576

2

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester

MA

$6,698

2 year

52.54%

$576

3

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Wellesley Hills

MA

$12,197

2 year

61.89%

$576

4

Bristol Community College

Fall River

MA

$7,336

2 year

60.6%

$576

5

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston

MA

$7,361

2 year

67.11%

$576

6

Cape Cod Community College

West Barnstable

MA

$8,882

2 year

54.98%

$576

7

Massasoit Community College

Brockton

MA

$6,946

2 year

58.63%

$576

8

Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner

MA

$7,426

2 year

60.74%

$600

9

North Shore Community College

Danvers

MA

$7,818

2 year

64.42%

$600

10

Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill

MA

$7,730

2 year

62.03%

$600

11

Berkshire Community College

Pittsfield

MA

$8,327

2 year

56.12%

$624

12

Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Crossing

MA

$6,719

2 year

55.31%

$624

13

Greenfield Community College

Greenfield

MA

$11,025

2 year

59.51%

$624

14

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield

MA

$8,744

2 year

63.04%

$750

15

Salem State University

Salem

MA

$14,848

4 year

81.1%

$910

16

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater

MA

$14,739

4 year

81.32%

$910

17

Westfield State University

Westfield

MA

$15,498

4 year

76.77%

$970

18

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg

MA

$12,715

4 year

77.47%

$970

19

Framingham State University

Framingham

MA

$17,047

4 year

74.5%

$970

20

Worcester State University

Worcester

MA

$13,454

4 year

81.68%

$970

21

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams

MA

$13,539

4 year

78.23%

$1,030

22

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

North Dartmouth

MA

$14,823

4 year

79.36%

$1,417

23

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Lowell

MA

$15,965

4 year

84.35%

$1,454

24

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay

MA

$13,246

4 year

88.86%

$1,480

25

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst

MA

$18,840

4 year

89.89%

$1,714

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