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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$33,319
($8,732)
Graduate
(in-state)
$28,827
($13,975)
Books & Supplies $1,209
On-Campus Living Costs $17,675
Off-Campus Living Costs $14,899

Average Costs of Attendance at Massachusetts Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $52,203 when a student lives on campus and $49,428 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $8,732 for Massachusetts residents and $33,319 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $13,975 for Massachusetts residents and $28,827 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $17,675 when a student lives on campus and $14,899 when living off campus in average.
2021-2022 Average Cost of Attendance
Massachusetts Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$27,616 (In-State)
$52,203 (Out-of-State)
$24,840 (In-State)
$49,428 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$8,732 (In-State)
$33,319 (Out-of-State)
$8,732 (In-State)
$33,319 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,209$1,209
Living Costs$17,675$14,899
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - Massachusetts Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of Massachusetts colleges and universities is $8,732 for in-state students and $33,319 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 1.37% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
In-State$8,322$8,516 $8,707$8,732
Out-Of-State$31,515$32,432 $32,868$33,319
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - Massachusetts Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate tuition & fees of Massachusetts colleges and universities is $13,975 for in-state students and $28,827 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 0.97% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
In-State$12,882$13,486 $13,726$13,975
Out-Of-State$26,791$27,883 $28,550$28,827
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - Massachusetts Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the average books & supplies costs of Massachusetts colleges and universities is $1,209. The books & supplies costs are decreased by -0.15% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Books & Supplies Costs
Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
Books & Supplies$1,204$1,215 $1,211$1,209
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - Massachusetts Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of Massachusetts colleges and universities is $17,675 when a student lives on campus and $14,899 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 2.58% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 2.54% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Living Costs
Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
On-Campus$16,605$16,982 $17,230$17,675
Off-Campus$13,840$14,419 $14,530$14,899
[Chart] Living Costs - Massachusetts Colleges