Most Affordable Colleges in the state of Massachusetts for 2019

State of Massachusetts
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Massachusetts residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Massachusetts residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Massachusetts.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $6,700 Image $70,200 90% 4,547 1,528 7.17%
2 Harvard University $7,000 Image $73,800 91% 9,965 1,506 5.16%
3 Wellesley College $7,800 Image $70,900 89% 2,508 1,447 22.08%
4 Amherst College $8,400 Image $74,000 89% 1,836 1,492 12.9%
5 Massachusetts Maritime Academy $11,700 Image $28,800 59% 1,688 1,130 83.17%
6 Franklin W Olin College of Engineering $11,800 Image $74,600 84% 380 1,514 13.37%
7 Tufts University $12,200 Image $72,700 83% 5,541 1,477 14.91%
8 Boston College $14,100 Image $70,800 80% 9,921 1,436 32.41%
9 Babson College $14,200 Image $69,900 80% 2,342 1,345 24.18%
10 Smith College $15,000 Image $72,100 79% 2,521 1,293 31.87%
11 Westfield State University $18,100 Image $25,800 30% 5,584 1,070 85.25%
12 Mount Holyoke College $18,200 Image $63,900 72% 2,210 1,387 50.84%
12 University of Massachusetts-Amherst $18,200 Image $31,600 42% 23,388 1,288 57.58%
14 Fitchburg State University $18,600 Image $26,100 29% 4,117 1,060 80.04%
15 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts $18,700 Image $25,800 27% 1,407 1,090 76.63%
16 College of the Holy Cross $18,900 Image $66,200 71% 2,855 1,264 39.6%
16 Northeastern University $18,900 Image $69,700 73% 13,825 1,484 27.44%
18 Framingham State University $19,900 Image $24,400 18% 4,126 1,050 68.11%
19 Salem State University $21,100 Image $27,600 24% 7,110 1,070 81.91%
20 Massachusetts College of Art and Design $21,200 Image $31,200 32% 1,933 1,085 70.66%
21 Brandeis University $21,500 Image $70,400 69% 3,635 1,395 34.22%
22 University of Massachusetts-Lowell $21,800 Image $30,600 29% 14,012 1,230 68.83%
23 Bridgewater State University $22,400 Image $27,700 19% 9,558 1,075 80.36%
24 Pine Manor College $22,600 Image $51,600 56% 419 776 51.19%
25 Wheaton College $22,800 Image $67,500 66% 1,688 1,273 47.89%
26 Lasell College $23,200 Image $51,300 55% 1,731 1,075 80.72%
27 American International College $23,300 Image $51,900 55% 1,372 1,005 71.83%
28 Worcester State University $23,500 Image $26,900 13% 5,495 1,030 76.33%
29 Springfield College $23,700 Image $57,500 59% 2,227 1,150 69.89%
30 Bay Path University $25,300 Image $49,800 49% 1,947 1,090 62.86%
31 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth $25,800 Image $31,100 17% 6,763 1,100 84.27%
32 Hampshire College $26,300 Image $65,200 60% 1,268 1,258 62.82%
33 Bentley University $26,500 Image $72,000 63% 4,272 1,319 44.15%
34 Anna Maria College $26,700 Image $56,100 52% 1,120 880 79.18%
35 Mount Ida College $26,900 Image $51,200 47% 1,522 925 74.88%
36 College of Our Lady of the Elms $27,300 Image $51,100 47% 1,174 1,035 79.49%
37 Fisher College $28,300 Image $51,400 45% 1,882 825 65.83%
38 Boston University $28,400 Image $74,800 62% 18,080 1,399 25.11%
39 Newbury College $28,700 Image $50,200 43% 620 850 75.41%
40 Stonehill College $29,000 Image $63,600 54% 2,498 1,150 72.12%
41 University of Massachusetts-Boston $29,800 Image $33,500 11% 12,660 1,140 75.15%
42 Emmanuel College $30,000 Image $60,000 50% 1,947 1,190 72.99%
43 Curry College $30,200 Image $57,300 47% 2,565 1,025 90.05%
44 Suffolk University $30,900 Image $57,800 47% 5,030 1,110 83.55%
45 Dean College $31,200 Image $57,100 45% 1,301 1,005 86.07%
46 Assumption College $31,400 Image $49,000 36% 2,084 1,085 78.99%
46 Wheelock College $31,400 Image $54,800 43% 612 888 77.26%
48 Endicott College $31,500 Image $52,600 40% 3,344 1,090 81.4%
49 Regis College $31,600 Image $56,800 44% 1,250 965 81.63%
50 Merrimack College $32,100 Image $62,400 49% 3,535 1,115 81.54%
51 Eastern Nazarene College $32,600 Image $42,600 23% 694 1,055 67.76%
51 Gordon College $32,600 Image $49,900 35% 1,591 1,192 88.89%
53 Western New England University $32,800 Image $53,200 38% 2,736 1,100 80.71%
54 Simmons College $33,000 Image $57,800 43% 1,739 1,230 60.44%
55 Becker College $33,900 Image $58,400 42% 1,882 1,080 69.41%
56 Lesley University $34,900 Image $51,700 32% 2,096 1,130 72.61%
57 Worcester Polytechnic Institute $35,000 Image $69,300 49% 4,435 1,292 48.49%
58 Nichols College $35,300 Image $53,800 34% 1,340 950 92.5%
59 Wentworth Institute of Technology $37,500 Image $57,000 34% 4,265 1,185 91.87%
60 MCPHS University $40,500 Image $57,200 29% 3,882 1,174 83.86%
61 Bard College at Simon's Rock $43,100 Image $70,200 39% 401 1,278 66.09%
62 Berklee College of Music $46,100 Image $66,600 31% 6,282 N/A 52.52%
63 Emerson College $46,800 Image $68,800 32% 3,812 1,304 46.06%
64 Clark University $58,700 Image $58,700 0% 2,240 1,212 56.27%
65 Williams College $72,600 Image $72,600 0% 2,080 1,471 14.58%
School data from 2016-2017
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