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Net Price of Massachusetts Colleges by Income

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College

Avg. Net Cost (by Family Income Bracket)

Name
Total Cost Per Year
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
American International College Springfield, MA
Total Cost Per Year $57,240
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $22,733
  • $25,507
  • $24,677
  • $24,566
  • $20,993
Amherst College Amherst, MA
Total Cost Per Year $80,050
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $7,895
  • $11,119
  • $16,409
  • $21,178
  • $50,853
Anna Maria College Paxton, MA
Total Cost Per Year $57,532
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $20,635
  • $20,965
  • $21,825
  • $27,756
  • $28,080
Assumption College Worcester, MA
Total Cost Per Year $62,768
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $19,271
  • $19,262
  • $26,337
  • $29,121
  • $31,485
Babson College Wellesley, MA
Total Cost Per Year $76,360
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $18,765
  • $15,344
  • $20,854
  • $28,556
  • $55,303
Bay Path University Longmeadow, MA
Total Cost Per Year $52,080
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,460
  • $14,988
  • $17,214
  • $26,134
  • $25,585
Bentley University Waltham, MA
Total Cost Per Year $75,615
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $21,131
  • $25,117
  • $28,129
  • $36,002
  • $48,742
Berklee College of Music Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $68,270
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $43,461
  • $39,569
  • $43,522
  • $50,296
  • $54,760
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
Total Cost Per Year $80,658
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,988
  • $7,260
  • $15,264
  • $24,041
  • $55,461
Boston University Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $79,606
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,164
  • $9,536
  • $14,838
  • $24,109
  • $48,841
Brandeis University Waltham, MA
Total Cost Per Year $78,956
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,116
  • $15,682
  • $24,124
  • $36,784
  • $55,660
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
Total Cost Per Year $28,664
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,275
  • $13,478
  • $16,847
  • $19,505
  • $22,496
Clark University Worcester, MA
Total Cost Per Year $62,202
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $14,937
  • $13,255
  • $23,701
  • $26,118
  • $38,941
Curry College Milton, MA
Total Cost Per Year $63,505
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $23,339
  • $24,719
  • $28,472
  • $31,685
  • $33,362
Dean College Franklin, MA
Total Cost Per Year $62,936
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $25,835
  • $28,600
  • $31,977
  • $30,040
  • $34,340
Eastern Nazarene College Quincy, MA
Total Cost Per Year $41,408
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $16,140
  • $17,953
  • $16,875
  • $21,116
  • $25,181
Emerson College Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $75,944
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $36,327
  • $37,072
  • $43,618
  • $47,558
  • $55,749
Emmanuel College Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $63,265
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $25,468
  • $25,470
  • $27,217
  • $30,729
  • $33,428
Endicott College Beverly, MA
Total Cost Per Year $56,373
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $27,284
  • $25,558
  • $29,361
  • $33,271
  • $40,811
Fisher College Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $55,700
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $23,556
  • $26,052
  • $26,194
  • $27,465
  • $29,751
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
Total Cost Per Year $25,620
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,943
  • $13,494
  • $14,979
  • $19,172
  • $21,603
Framingham State University Framingham, MA
Total Cost Per Year $28,000
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,242
  • $12,997
  • $17,245
  • $22,934
  • $24,724
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $19,150
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • N/A*
  • N/A*
  • N/A*
  • N/A*
  • N/A*
Gordon College Wenham, MA
Total Cost Per Year $40,310
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $18,328
  • $16,591
  • $15,940
  • $21,374
  • $25,022
Harvard University Cambridge, MA
Total Cost Per Year $78,028
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $5,900
  • $3,002
  • $4,180
  • $17,037
  • $52,634
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA
Total Cost Per Year $74,520
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $17,648
  • $10,890
  • $17,534
  • $33,795
  • $54,645
Lasell College Newton, MA
Total Cost Per Year $62,000
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $21,776
  • $22,079
  • $27,840
  • $28,982
  • $32,298
Lesley University Cambridge, MA
Total Cost Per Year $51,170
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $26,082
  • $24,408
  • $31,675
  • $31,915
  • $34,667
University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, MA
Total Cost Per Year $31,892
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,882
  • $11,405
  • $15,656
  • $20,372
  • $24,700
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA
Total Cost Per Year $32,434
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,858
  • $11,824
  • $15,768
  • $22,651
  • $29,809
University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $35,531
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $13,107
  • $14,259
  • $16,926
  • $22,747
  • $24,658
MCPHS University Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $59,720
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $33,586
  • $35,000
  • $38,888
  • $38,734
  • $40,378
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $31,900
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,632
  • $15,706
  • $20,119
  • $25,012
  • $27,959
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
Total Cost Per Year $77,020
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $5,347
  • $-2,251
  • $1,918
  • $13,035
  • $44,726
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay, MA
Total Cost Per Year $29,844
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $5,013
  • $4,618
  • $5,181
  • $22,261
  • $31,605
Merrimack College North Andover, MA
Total Cost Per Year $64,774
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $26,132
  • $28,586
  • $34,604
  • $34,545
  • $39,754
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
Total Cost Per Year $75,098
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $17,822
  • $21,476
  • $22,975
  • $27,914
  • $45,825
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams, MA
Total Cost Per Year $28,185
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,483
  • $17,616
  • $21,213
  • $18,552
  • $20,054
Northeastern University Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $78,202
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $2,227
  • $2,715
  • $9,324
  • $19,469
  • $46,187
College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee, MA
Total Cost Per Year $57,760
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $18,726
  • $19,086
  • $21,444
  • $23,180
  • $26,031
Salem State University Salem, MA
Total Cost Per Year $29,249
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,977
  • $15,185
  • $17,901
  • $20,613
  • $24,357
Simmons College Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $62,784
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,883
  • $14,076
  • $16,869
  • $23,274
  • $32,807
Bard College at Simon's Rock Great Barrington, MA
Total Cost Per Year $82,201
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $21,580
  • $17,857
  • $28,068
  • $39,388
  • $49,930
Smith College Northampton, MA
Total Cost Per Year $78,438
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $14,214
  • $14,016
  • $14,098
  • $23,430
  • $46,976
Springfield College Springfield, MA
Total Cost Per Year $57,350
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $19,057
  • $18,834
  • $22,056
  • $27,472
  • $31,385
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
Total Cost Per Year $33,155
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $13,898
  • $15,988
  • $18,840
  • $22,635
  • $24,909
Stonehill College Easton, MA
Total Cost Per Year $67,342
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $18,779
  • $21,378
  • $22,086
  • $25,337
  • $34,714
Suffolk University Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $63,794
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $23,300
  • $23,217
  • $24,273
  • $28,086
  • $33,750
Tufts University Medford, MA
Total Cost Per Year $81,700
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $9,223
  • $6,812
  • $14,765
  • $26,144
  • $57,478
Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
Total Cost Per Year $81,090
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,197
  • $7,815
  • $15,240
  • $29,986
  • $52,206
Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA
Total Cost Per Year $58,320
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $32,946
  • $33,757
  • $35,427
  • $38,255
  • $39,151
Western New England University Springfield, MA
Total Cost Per Year $57,870
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $25,284
  • $25,410
  • $28,093
  • $30,758
  • $32,256
Westfield State University Westfield, MA
Total Cost Per Year $26,978
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $9,542
  • $11,744
  • $16,785
  • $20,909
  • $22,188
Wheaton College Norton, MA
Total Cost Per Year $74,850
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $25,906
  • $24,415
  • $29,929
  • $31,491
  • $35,630
Williams College Williamstown, MA
Total Cost Per Year $78,060
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $4,561
  • $1,191
  • $3,998
  • $12,166
  • $43,981
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
Total Cost Per Year $74,271
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $30,910
  • $30,348
  • $35,916
  • $42,582
  • $48,017
Worcester State University Worcester, MA
Total Cost Per Year $26,222
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $9,888
  • $11,385
  • $14,299
  • $17,119
  • $19,567

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics. This is the most recent data available as of January 2024.

*No data reported by the school or otherwise included in the U.S. Department of Education IPEDS database.

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Questions & Answers

  • What do all these numbers mean?

    All costs shown here are the average net cost paid by families in each income bracket for one year at the college in question. Net cost is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus government grants and institutional scholarships. Figures are based on data from the 2021-22 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2024.

  • What is the “Total Cost Per Year”?

    Total cost is the total cost of attendance for one year at that particular college. It includes:

    • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
    • Room and board (on campus)
    • Books and supplies
    • Other expenses (travel and personal)

    Click the View Details option under each school's total cost per year to see a detailed breakdown of its total cost of attendance.

  • How can I use this information?

    This information is useful for building a realistic college budget. The numbers show you what the average family in your income bracket paid at specific schools, after federal grants and institutional scholarships were awarded. Student loans are not included in these numbers. These figures are a good place to start, so you can begin your college financial planning with historical data and estimate what your costs might be, until you learn more about your specific situation.

  • Will my family pay the amount on this chart?

    Probably not. The numbers are averages. You may be below average or above average. However, there are two key points we can learn from this data:

    1. Families with higher incomes ($75,000-$110,000 and $110,000+) will pay closer to full price at public colleges.
    2. Private colleges have a higher list price, but they offer more financial aid, to help make their net price more affordable compared to public colleges.

  • Where did this information come from?

    As part of federal financial aid, colleges are required to provide detailed cost information to the U.S. government. This data is made available to the public through the National Center for Education Statistics. For more details, click here.

  • What about athletes, merit aid or minority students?

    Athletes, high achieving students, and those with minority status are averaged in with everyone else. Within each income bracket, there are families that pay more than average and families that pay less than average.

  • The costs on this chart seem large. How can families afford to pay it?

    For many families, paying for college is not easy, but most families pay their net cost of college with some combination of:

    • College savings and investments
    • Payments from current income
    • Federal student Direct Loans
    • Federal parent PLUS Loans
    • Private loans
    • Scholarships
    • Tax planning
    • Student work

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