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 Fitchburg State University, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 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
2018-19 tuition
1
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Bay
1,780
$9,728
2
Worcester State University
Worcester
6,434
$10,161
3
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg
7,075
$10,354
4
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater
11,019
$10,367
5
Westfield State University
Westfield
6,237
$10,429
6
Framingham State University
Framingham
5,691
$10,520
7
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Adams
1,588
$10,559
8
Salem State University
Salem
8,702
$10,642
9
New England College of Business and Finance
Boston
1,175
$12,120
10
Northpoint Bible College
Haverhill
365
$12,380
11
Boston Baptist College
Boston
80
$12,600
12
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston
2,064
$13,200
13
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Dartmouth
8,406
$13,921
14
University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston
16,415
$14,167
15
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Lowell
18,315
$15,180
16
Cambridge College
Boston
2,261
$15,588
17
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst
30,340
$15,887
18
Springfield College-School of Professional and Continuing Studies
Springfield
978
$16,992
19
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Boston
609
$17,550
20
Boston Architectural College
Boston
695
$21,924
21
Bay State College
Boston
717
$22,320
22
Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Brookline
170
$22,490
23
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
Worcester
1,095
$23,797
24
Saint John's Seminary
Brighton
178
$24,915
25
Eastern Nazarene College
Quincy
848
$25,598
26
Lesley University
Cambridge
4,732
$27,975
27
Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network
Boston
11,104
$28,706
28
Hebrew College
Centre
181
$29,020
29
Fisher College
Boston
1,923
$31,384
30
Pine Manor College
Hill
450
$31,660
31
Endicott College
Beverly
4,795
$33,050
32
Montserrat College of Art
Beverly
368
$33,400
33
MCPHS University
Boston
7,208
$33,620
34
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston
4,457
$33,950
35
Bay Path University
Longmeadow
3,298
$34,225
36
Nichols College
Dudley
1,634
$35,000
37
Newbury College
Brookline
620
$35,540
38
American International College
Springfield
3,283
$35,680
39
College of Our Lady of the Elms
Chicopee
1,580
$35,788
40
Lasell College
Newton
2,055
$36,000
41
Western New England University
Springfield
3,776
$36,804
42
Laboure College
Milton
870
$36,962
43
Gordon College
Wenham
1,963
$37,400
44
Springfield College
Springfield
3,246
$37,444
45
Anna Maria College
Paxton
1,445
$37,860
46
Suffolk University
Boston
7,201
$38,566
47
Becker College
Worcester
1,892
$39,200
48
Dean College
Franklin
1,301
$39,434
49
Emmanuel College
Boston
2,083
$39,804
50
Curry College
Milton
2,799
$40,070
51
Hult International Business School
Cambridge
2,798
$40,650
52
Simmons College
Boston
6,283
$40,850
53
Assumption College
Worcester
2,481
$40,958
54
Regis College
Weston
2,166
$41,015
55
Merrimack College
Andover
4,191
$41,760
56
Stonehill College
Easton
2,498
$42,746
57
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge
217
$42,865
58
Berklee College of Music
Boston
6,762
$44,140
59
Clark University
Worcester
3,153
$45,730
60
Emerson College
Boston
4,459
$46,852
61
The New England Conservatory of Music
Boston
844
$48,750
62
Bentley University
Waltham
5,543
$49,880
63
Mount Holyoke College
Hadley
2,334
$49,998
64
Harvard University
Cambridge
31,120
$50,420
65
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester
6,642
$50,530
66
Babson College
Wellesley
3,329
$51,104
67
Northeastern University
Boston
21,489
$51,522
68
Hampshire College
Amherst
1,268
$51,668
69
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge
11,466
$51,832
70
Smith College
Northampton
2,918
$52,404
71
Wheaton College
Norton
1,688
$52,626
72
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester
2,855
$52,770
73
Wellesley College
Wellesley
2,508
$53,732
74
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering
Needham
380
$53,736
75
Boston University
Boston
33,355
$53,948
76
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Barrington
401
$55,082
77
Brandeis University
Waltham
5,721
$55,395
78
Williams College
Williamstown
2,134
$55,450
79
Boston College
Hill
14,628
$55,464
80
Tufts University
Medford
11,449
$56,382
81
Amherst College
Amherst
1,836
$56,426
82
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Boston
1,215
$66,630

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