Average Tuition & Fees $25,766
Average Acceptance Rates 60.19 %
Total Student Population 510,959
Average Graduation Rates 61.10 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 12.18 to 1

Massachusetts Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, there are 181 colleges and universities in Massachusetts State - 43 public and 138 private schools. By school level, there are 102 4 Year or high, 26 2-4 years, and 53 less than 2 years schools in Massachusetts. Next table shows the number of schools by school type and level.

Massachusetts Colleges Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
Private (not-for-profit)86
Private (for-profit)52
4 Year or High102
2-4 Year26
Less than 2 year53

Average Academic Statistics for Massachusetts Colleges

The average acceptance rate for Massachusetts colleges is 60.19% and the average graduation rate is 61.10% in academic year 2018-2019. Total 510,959 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended Massachusetts colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 12.18:1. Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in Massachusetts.

[Chart] Massachusetts Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for Massachusetts colleges is 21.218181818182 %
Average Retention Rate for Massachusetts colleges is 75.157534246575 %

2018-2019 Average Tuition & Fees For Massachusetts Colleges

For academic year 2018-2019, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for Massachusetts colleges are $28,303 for Massachusetts residents and $25,766 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $24,772 for in-state students and $25,955 for out-of-state students.

Massachusetts 2018-2019 Average Tuition & Fees
[Chart] Massachusetts State 2018-2019 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at Massachusetts Colleges

Massachusetts colleges and universities are offering 7,174 programs through online and on-site education. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree.

Offered Programs at Massachusetts State
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate61853
One but less than two years certificate2305
Associate's Degree73881
Two but less than four years certificate470
Bachelor's Degree2,749122
Post Bachelor's Degree34153
Master's Degree1,631221
Post Master's Degree22214
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship5219
Doctor's degree - professional practice696
Doctor's degree - other83

Special Learning Opportunities at Massachusetts State

In Massachusetts, 1 colleges offer all programs online completely. 80 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 59 colleges offer the graduate online programs. 40 colleges have the ROTC programs and 81 colleges offer the study abroad programs. Next table shows the number of Massachusetts schools which are offering special learning opportunities by category.

Special Learning Opportunities at Massachusetts State
Online Completely1 out of 181 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes80 out of 181 Schools
Graduate Online Classes59 out of 181 Schools
ROTC40 out of 181 Schools
Weekend/Evening College80 out of 181 Schools
Teacher certificate57 out of 181 Schools
Study Abroad81 out of 181 Schools