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Average Tuition & Fees $27,099
($26,802)
Average Acceptance Rates 59.05 %
Total Student Population 509,010
Average Graduation Rates 63.71 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 12.05 to 1

Massachusetts Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2020-2021, 173 colleges and universities are active in Massachusetts - 43 public and 130 private schools. By school level, there are 97 four(4) Years or high, 26 two(2) but less thant four(4) years, and 50 less than tow(2) years schools in Massachusetts. Next table shows the number of schools by school type and level in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts College Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
Public43 schools
Private (not-for-profit)84 schools
Private (for-profit)46 schools
4 Year or High97 schools
2-4 Year26 schools
Less than 2 year50 schools

2021 Average Key Statistics for Massachusetts Colleges

The average acceptance rate for Massachusetts colleges is 59.05% and the average graduation rate is 63.71% in academic year 2020-2021. Total 509,010 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended Massachusetts colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 12.05 to 1.
Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in Massachusetts.
[Chart] 2021 Massachusetts Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for Massachusetts colleges is 18.770491803279 %
Average Retention Rate for Massachusetts colleges is 75.482014388489 %

2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees For Massachusetts Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for Massachusetts colleges are $26,802 for Massachusetts residents and $27,099 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $24,936 for in-state students and $27,371 for out-of-state students.
Massachusetts 2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$26,802$27,099
Graduate$24,936$27,371
[Chart] Massachusetts State 2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at Massachusetts Colleges

Massachusetts colleges and universities are offering 7,183 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 certificate63576
One but less than two years certificate1698
Associate's Degree73694
Two but less than four years certificate350
Bachelor's Degree2,781168
Post Bachelor's Degree35872
Master's Degree1,663235
Post Master's Degree20514
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship5278
Doctor's degree - professional practice677
Doctor's degree - other74

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