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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$33,314
($8,827)
Graduate
(in-state)
$28,001
($16,263)
Books & Supplies $1,184
On-Campus Living Costs $17,296
Off-Campus Living Costs $14,502

Average Costs of Attendance at Massachusetts Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $51,795 when a student lives on campus and $49,000 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $8,827 for Massachusetts residents and $33,314 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $16,263 for Massachusetts residents and $28,001 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $17,296 when a student lives on campus and $14,502 when living off campus in average.
2020-2021 Average Cost of Attendance
Massachusetts Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$27,308 (In-State)
$51,795 (Out-of-State)
$24,513 (In-State)
$49,000 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$8,827 (In-State)
$33,314 (Out-of-State)
$8,827 (In-State)
$33,314 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,184$1,184
Living Costs$17,296$14,502
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - Massachusetts Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of Massachusetts colleges and universities is $8,827 for in-state students and $33,314 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 1.19% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$7,911$8,322 $8,516$8,827
Out-Of-State$30,474$31,700 $32,924$33,314
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - Massachusetts Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of Massachusetts colleges and universities is $16,263 for in-state students and $28,001 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 0.77% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$12,495$12,882 $13,486$16,263
Out-Of-State$25,996$26,674 $27,788$28,001
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - Massachusetts Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average books & supplies costs of Massachusetts colleges and universities is $1,184. The books & supplies costs are decreased by -1.97% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Books & Supplies Costs
Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
Books & Supplies$1,175$1,196 $1,207$1,184
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - Massachusetts Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average living costs of Massachusetts colleges and universities is $17,296 when a student lives on campus and $14,502 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 1.47% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 0.52% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Living Costs
Massachusetts Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
On-Campus$16,159$16,610 $17,045$17,296
Off-Campus$13,656$13,905 $14,427$14,502
[Chart] Living Costs - Massachusetts Colleges