Average Tuition & Fees $29,662
Average Acceptance Rates 33.58 %
Total Student Population 481,945
Average Graduation Rates 65.08 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 11.98 to 1

Massachusetts Colleges Distribution

For the academic year 2022-2023, 146 colleges and universities are active in Massachusetts - 42 public and 104 private schools. By school level, there are 84 four(4) Years or high, 23 community colleges (2-4 years college), and 39 trade/vocational schools (less than 2-years schools) in Massachusetts. The following table shows the number of schools by school type and level in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts College Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
School Types
Public42 schools
Private (not-for-profit)74 schools
Private (for-profit)30 schools
School Levels
4 Year or High84 schools
2-4 Year23 schools
Less than 2 year39 schools

Average Key Statistics for Massachusetts Colleges

The average acceptance rate for Massachusetts colleges is 33.58% and the average graduation rate is 65.08% in academic year 2022-2023. Total 481,945 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended Massachusetts colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 11.98 to 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 16.890909090909 %
Average Retention Rate for Massachusetts colleges is 76.453781512605 %

2023 Average Tuition & Fees For Massachusetts Colleges

For the academic year 2022-2023, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for Massachusetts colleges are $26,920 for Massachusetts residents and $29,662 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $25,883 for in-state students and $29,740 for out-of-state students.
Massachusetts 2022-2023 Average Tuition & Fees
[Chart] Massachusetts State 2022-2023 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at Massachusetts Colleges

Massachusetts colleges and universities are offering 7,448 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
One but less than two years certificate17510
Associate's Degree76476
Two but less than four years certificate350
Bachelor's Degree2,87775
Post Bachelor's Degree431115
Master's Degree1,745178
Post Master's Degree22320
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship5463
Doctor's degree - professional practice764
Doctor's degree - other74

Special Learning Opportunities at Massachusetts State

In Massachusetts, 87 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 68 colleges offer the graduate online programs. 39 colleges have the ROTC programs and 76 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 Completely0 out of 150 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes87 out of 150 Schools
Graduate Online Classes68 out of 150 Schools
ROTC39 out of 150 Schools
Weekend/Evening College66 out of 150 Schools
Teacher certificate56 out of 150 Schools
Study Abroad76 out of 150 Schools