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


Massachusetts residents pay the lowest in-state tuition at Jupiter Beauty Academy, Charles H McCann Technical School and Bunker Hill Community College, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Jupiter Beauty Academy
Boston
193
$715
2
Charles H McCann Technical School
Adams
33
$4,020
3
Bunker Hill Community College
Boston
11,881
$4,464
4
Bristol Community College
River
7,637
$4,776
5
Massasoit Community College
Brockton
7,154
$4,824
6
Holyoke Community College
Holyoke
5,565
$4,902
7
Cape Cod Community College
Barnstable
3,221
$5,064
8
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Hills
4,629
$5,088
9
Springfield Technical Community College
Springfield
5,343
$5,088
10
Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill
5,726
$5,136
11
North Shore Community College
Danvers
6,087
$5,184
12
Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield
1,847
$5,492
13
Mount Wachusett Community College
Gardner
3,854
$5,548
14
Greenfield Community College
Greenfield
1,830
$5,570
15
Quinsigamond Community College
Worcester
7,368
$5,586
16
Roxbury Community College
Crossing
1,928
$5,848
17
Middlesex Community College
Bedford
8,206
$6,110
18
Quincy College
Quincy
5,343
$6,518
19
Urban College of Boston
Boston
812
$7,124
20
Greater Lowell Technical School
Tyngsboro
79
$7,500
21
Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School
Franklin
61
$7,545
22
Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy
Medford
255
$8,020
23
Spa Tech Institute-Plymouth
Plymouth
126
$9,550
24
Spa Tech Institute-Westboro
Westboro
95
$9,550
25
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Bay
1,780
$9,728
26
Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Ludlow
Ludlow
138
$9,751
27
Worcester State University
Worcester
6,434
$10,161
28
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg
7,075
$10,354
29
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater
11,019
$10,367
30
Westfield State University
Westfield
6,237
$10,429
31
Framingham State University
Framingham
5,691
$10,520
32
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Adams
1,588
$10,559
33
Assabet Valley Regional Technical School
Marlborough
49
$10,565
34
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts
Andover
449
$10,595
35
Salem State University
Salem
8,702
$10,642
36
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
Bourne
87
$10,650
37
Southeastern Technical Institute
Easton
129
$11,125
38
Shawsheen Valley School of Practical Nursing
Billerica
42
$11,315
39
Monty Tech
Fitchburg
40
$11,500
40
Spa Tech Institute-Ipswich
Ipswich
51
$11,750
41
Mansfield Beauty Schools-Quincy
Quincy
35
$11,950
42
Mansfield Beauty Schools-Springfield
Springfield
21
$11,950
43
New England College of Business and Finance
Boston
1,175
$12,120
44
Northpoint Bible College
Haverhill
365
$12,380
45
Boston Baptist College
Boston
80
$12,600
46
Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute
Lowell
92
$13,090
47
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston
2,064
$13,200
48
DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology
Springfield
27
$13,200
49
EINE Inc
Tewksbury
26
$13,200
50
New England Hair Academy
Malden
180
$13,500
51
Empire Beauty School-Boston
Boston
160
$13,600
52
Empire Beauty School-Framingham
Framingham
51
$13,600
53
Empire Beauty School-Malden
Malden
91
$13,600
54
Massachusetts School of Barbering
Quincy
61
$13,750
55
Blue Hills Regional Technical School
Canton
56
$13,800
56
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Dartmouth
8,406
$13,921
57
Millennium Training Institute
Woburn
102
$14,095
58
University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston
16,415
$14,167
59
Alexander Academy
Lunenburg
74
$14,250
60
Mildred Elley-Pittsfield Campus
Pittsfield
252
$14,274
61
Rob Roy Academy-New Bedford
Bedford
16
$14,500
62
Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District
Charlton
36
$14,500
63
Rob Roy Academy-Fall River
River
33
$14,500
64
Rob Roy Academy-Taunton
Taunton
26
$14,500
65
Rob Roy Academy-Worcester
Worcester
123
$14,500
66
The Salter School-Malden Campus
Malden
259
$14,850
67
Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics
Woburn
161
$14,947
68
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester
Worcester
215
$15,050
69
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Lowell
18,315
$15,180
70
Cambridge College
Boston
2,261
$15,588
71
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst
30,340
$15,887
72
Salter College-West Boylston
Boylston
104
$16,100
73
Branford Hall Career Institute-Springfield Campus
Springfield
252
$16,507
74
Springfield College-School of Professional and Continuing Studies
Springfield
978
$16,992
75
Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville
Somerville
272
$17,307
76
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Boston
609
$17,550
77
Motoring Technical Training Institute
Seekonk
321
$18,150
78
Diman Regional Technical Institute
River
59
$18,745
79
Bay State School of Technology
Canton
120
$19,265
80
FINE Mortuary College
Norwood
99
$20,520
81
Boston Architectural College
Boston
695
$21,924
82
Bay State College
Boston
717
$22,320
83
Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Brookline
170
$22,490
84
Salter College-Chicopee
Chicopee
15
$22,580
85
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
Worcester
1,095
$23,797
86
New England School of Photography
Waltham
71
$24,200
87
Saint John's Seminary
Brighton
178
$24,915
88
Eastern Nazarene College
Quincy
848
$25,598
89
Lesley University
Cambridge
4,732
$27,975
90
Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
Medford
281
$28,432
91
Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network
Boston
11,104
$28,706
92
Hebrew College
Centre
181
$29,020
93
Fisher College
Boston
1,923
$31,384
94
Pine Manor College
Hill
450
$31,660
95
Endicott College
Beverly
4,795
$33,050
96
Montserrat College of Art
Beverly
368
$33,400
97
MCPHS University
Boston
7,208
$33,620
98
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston
4,457
$33,950
99
Bay Path University
Longmeadow
3,298
$34,225
100
Nichols College
Dudley
1,634
$35,000
101
Newbury College
Brookline
620
$35,540
102
American International College
Springfield
3,283
$35,680
103
College of Our Lady of the Elms
Chicopee
1,580
$35,788
104
Lasell College
Newton
2,055
$36,000
105
Western New England University
Springfield
3,776
$36,804
106
Laboure College
Milton
870
$36,962
107
Gordon College
Wenham
1,963
$37,400
108
Springfield College
Springfield
3,246
$37,444
109
National Aviation Academy of New England
Concord
189
$37,500
110
Anna Maria College
Paxton
1,445
$37,860
111
Suffolk University
Boston
7,201
$38,566
112
Becker College
Worcester
1,892
$39,200
113
Dean College
Franklin
1,301
$39,434
114
Emmanuel College
Boston
2,083
$39,804
115
Curry College
Milton
2,799
$40,070
116
Hult International Business School
Cambridge
2,798
$40,650
117
Simmons College
Boston
6,283
$40,850
118
Assumption College
Worcester
2,481
$40,958
119
Regis College
Weston
2,166
$41,015
120
Merrimack College
Andover
4,191
$41,760
121
Stonehill College
Easton
2,498
$42,746
122
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge
217
$42,865
123
Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc
Norwood
547
$43,950
124
Berklee College of Music
Boston
6,762
$44,140
125
Clark University
Worcester
3,153
$45,730
126
Emerson College
Boston
4,459
$46,852
127
The New England Conservatory of Music
Boston
844
$48,750
128
Bentley University
Waltham
5,543
$49,880
129
Mount Holyoke College
Hadley
2,334
$49,998
130
North Bennet Street School
Boston
154
$50,000
131
Harvard University
Cambridge
31,120
$50,420
132
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester
6,642
$50,530
133
Babson College
Wellesley
3,329
$51,104
134
Northeastern University
Boston
21,489
$51,522
135
Hampshire College
Amherst
1,268
$51,668
136
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge
11,466
$51,832
137
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing
Brockton
258
$51,930
138
Smith College
Northampton
2,918
$52,404
139
Wheaton College
Norton
1,688
$52,626
140
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester
2,855
$52,770
141
Wellesley College
Wellesley
2,508
$53,732
142
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering
Needham
380
$53,736
143
Boston University
Boston
33,355
$53,948
144
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Barrington
401
$55,082
145
Brandeis University
Waltham
5,721
$55,395
146
Williams College
Williamstown
2,134
$55,450
147
Boston College
Hill
14,628
$55,464
148
Tufts University
Medford
11,449
$56,382
149
Amherst College
Amherst
1,836
$56,426
150
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Boston
1,215
$66,630

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Alexander Academy American International College Amherst College Anna Maria College Assabet Valley Regional Technical School Assumption College Babson College Bard College at Simon's Rock Bay Path University Bay State College Bay State School of Technology Becker College Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Bentley University Berklee College of Music Berkshire Community College Blue Hills Regional Technical School Boston Architectural College Boston Baptist College Boston College Boston University Brandeis University Branford Hall Career Institute-Springfield Campus Bridgewater State University Bristol Community College Bunker Hill Community College Cambridge College Cape Cod Community College Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics Charles H McCann Technical School Clark University College of Our Lady of the Elms College of the Holy Cross Curry College Dean College DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology Diman Regional Technical Institute Eastern Nazarene College EINE Inc Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy Emerson College Emmanuel College Empire Beauty School-Boston Empire Beauty School-Framingham Empire Beauty School-Malden Endicott College FINE Mortuary College Fisher College Fitchburg State University Framingham State University Franklin W Olin College of Engineering Gordon College Greater Lowell Technical School Greenfield Community College Hampshire College Harvard University Hebrew College Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Holyoke Community College Hult International Business School Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Ludlow Jupiter Beauty Academy Laboure College Lasell College Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Lesley University Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville Longy School of Music of Bard College Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute Mansfield Beauty Schools-Quincy Mansfield Beauty Schools-Springfield Massachusetts Bay Community College Massachusetts College of Art and Design Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Maritime Academy Massachusetts School of Barbering Massasoit Community College MCPHS University Merrimack College MGH Institute of Health Professions Middlesex Community College Mildred Elley-Pittsfield Campus Millennium Training Institute Montserrat College of Art Monty Tech Motoring Technical Training Institute Mount Holyoke College Mount Wachusett Community College National Aviation Academy of New England New England College of Business and Finance New England Hair Academy New England School of Photography New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts Newbury College Nichols College North Bennet Street School North Shore Community College Northeastern University Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network

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