The price of education: Which 4-year Massachusetts schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Massachusetts residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Worcester State University and Westfield State University, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2017-18 academic year reported by four-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2017-18 tuition
1
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Bay
1,751
$8,398
2
Worcester State University
Worcester
6,471
$9,532
3
Westfield State University
Westfield
6,335
$9,715
4
Framingham State University
Framingham
5,977
$9,920
5
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater
10,998
$10,012
6
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Adams
1,644
$10,135
7
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg
6,763
$10,155
8
Salem State University
Salem
9,001
$10,278
9
National Graduate School of Quality Management
Falmouth
256
$11,810
10
New England College of Business and Finance
Boston
1,131
$12,040

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Organizations in this Story

Bridgewater State University Fitchburg State University Framingham State University Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Massachusetts Maritime Academy National Graduate School of Quality Management New England College of Business and Finance Salem State University Westfield State University Worcester State University

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