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Afforable Massachusetts Colleges

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.

Ranked List of the Most Afforable Massachusetts Colleges

Out-of-state students usually have to pay more for tuition and other living expenses, but that doesn't mean that you can't get a quality education in Massachusetts if you're not a resident of the state. There are definitely low out-of-state cost institutions that offer strong degree programs and have diverse varieties of student activities for every student. Cutting down on school costs will not only minimize and prevent unwanted debt in the future; it will also allow you to focus on your career more after graduation. Check out our list below with Massachusetts' schools boasting the lowest out-of-state costs.

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

Quincy College

Quincy

MA

$11,408

2 year

58.2%

$4,776

2

Cape Cod Community College

West Barnstable

MA

$8,882

2 year

54.98%

$5,500

3

Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner

MA

$7,426

2 year

60.74%

$5,520

4

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Wellesley Hills

MA

$12,197

2 year

61.89%

$5,520

5

Bristol Community College

Fall River

MA

$7,336

2 year

60.6%

$5,520

6

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston

MA

$7,361

2 year

67.11%

$5,520

7

Massasoit Community College

Brockton

MA

$6,946

2 year

58.63%

$5,520

8

Middlesex Community College

Bedford

MA

$4,635

2 year

62.08%

$5,520

9

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester

MA

$6,698

2 year

52.54%

$5,520

10

Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Crossing

MA

$6,719

2 year

55.31%

$5,928

11

North Shore Community College

Danvers

MA

$7,818

2 year

64.42%

$6,168

12

Berkshire Community College

Pittsfield

MA

$8,327

2 year

56.12%

$6,240

13

Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill

MA

$7,730

2 year

62.03%

$6,384

14

Greenfield Community College

Greenfield

MA

$11,025

2 year

59.51%

$6,744

15

Salem State University

Salem

MA

$14,848

4 year

81.1%

$7,050

16

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg

MA

$12,715

4 year

77.47%

$7,050

17

Framingham State University

Framingham

MA

$17,047

4 year

74.5%

$7,050

18

Worcester State University

Worcester

MA

$13,454

4 year

81.68%

$7,050

19

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater

MA

$14,739

4 year

81.32%

$7,050

20

Westfield State University

Westfield

MA

$15,498

4 year

76.77%

$7,050

21

Urban College of Boston

Boston

MA

N/A

2 year

60%

$7,104

22

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield

MA

$8,744

2 year

63.04%

$7,260

23

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

North Dartmouth

MA

$14,823

4 year

79.36%

$8,099

24

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Lowell

MA

$15,965

4 year

84.35%

$8,567

25

Holyoke Community College

Holyoke

MA

$6,523

2 year

59.38%

$8,592

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