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Massachusetts Colleges

Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled

For the academic year 2020-2021, 1,727,440 students have applied and among them 742,911 were admitted to Massachusetts Colleges. 167,263 students were finally enrolled into one of accepted schools. The following table and chart illustrates the number of applicant, admitted, and enrolled students for Massachusetts Colleges.
Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled (2020-2021)
Massachusetts Colleges
ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolled
Total1,727,440 742,911167,263
Public Schools334,702 238,14854,084
4 Years (Or High)333,989 237,77653,748
2-4 Years0 00
Less Than 2 Years713 372336
Private Schools1,392,738 504,763113,179
4 Years (Or High)1,391,728 503,848112,518
2-4 Years154 10665
Less Than 2 Years856 809596
[CHART#1] Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled for Massachusetts Colleges

Acceptance Rate

The average acceptance rate of Massachusetts Colleges is 43.01% in academic year 2020-2021. Public schools' average acceptance rate was 71.15% and the average rate of private schools was 36.24%. The following table and chart illustrates the average acceptance rate for Massachusetts Colleges with comparable factors.
Acceptance Rate (2020-2021)
Massachusetts Colleges
Acceptance Rate
All Schools Average43.01%
Public Schools71.15%
4 Years (Or High)71.19%
2-4 Years0.00%
Less Than 2 Years52.17%
Private Schools36.24%
4 Years (Or High)36.20%
2-4 Years68.83%
Less Than 2 Years94.51%
[CHART#2] Acceptance Rate for Massachusetts Colleges

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The average yield, also know as enrollment rate, of Massachusetts Colleges was 43.01% in academic year 2020-2021. Public schools' average admission yield was 71.15% and the average rate of private schools was 36.24%. The admission yield is a rate of number of enrolled students over number of students who are allowed to admit. The following table and chart illustrates the average admission yield for Massachusetts Colleges with comparable factors.
Yield (Enrollment Rate) (2020-2021)
Massachusetts Colleges
Admission Yield
All Schools Average22.51%
Public Schools22.71%
4 Years (Or High)22.60%
2-4 Years0.00%
Less Than 2 Years90.32%
Private Schools22.42%
4 Years (Or High)22.33%
2-4 Years61.32%
Less Than 2 Years73.67%
[CHART#3] Yield (Enrollment Rate) for Massachusetts Colleges

SAT Scores

The average SAT score of Massachusetts Colleges is 774 for the academic year 2020-2021. Next table shows SAT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2020-2021. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th score of students who enrolled in colleges.
SAT Scores (2020-2021)
Massachusetts Colleges
Evidence-based Reading and WritingMath
All Schools Average (4 years schools)25%357360
75%414418
Public Schools25%392394
75%461462
Private Schools25%321326
75%367375
[CHART#4] SAT Scores for Massachusetts Colleges

ACT Scores

The average ACT score of Massachusetts Colleges is 27 for the academic year 2020-2021. The following table shows ACT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2020-2021. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th scores of students who enrolled in the colleges.
ACT Scores (2020-2021)
Massachusetts Colleges
CompositeEnglishMath
All Schools Average25%15 99
75%18 1111
Public Schools25%1566
75%2098
Private Schools25%141211
75%161414
[CHART#5] ACT Scores for Massachusetts Colleges