Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

Ranking Institution name Tuition Control Acceptance Rate
1
Amherst, Massachusetts
$28.159 Public 63%
2
Boston, Massachusetts
$44.880 Private Non-Profit 49%
3
Boston, Massachusetts
$41.686 Private Non-Profit 32%
4
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
$45.622 Private Non-Profit 32%
5
Lowell, Massachusetts
$26.146 Public 64%
6
Boston, Massachusetts
$27.430 Public 71%
7
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
$14.193 Public 79%
8
Cambridge, Massachusetts
$42.292 Private Non-Profit 6%
9
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
$24.156 Public 72%
10
Salem, Massachusetts
$14.270 Public 69%
11
Boston, Massachusetts
$31.716 Private Non-Profit 83%
12
Medford, Massachusetts
$46.598 Private Non-Profit 19%
13
Westfield, Massachusetts
$14.774 Public 75%
14
Boston, Massachusetts
$8.328 Public 0%
15
Cambridge, Massachusetts
$43.498 Private Non-Profit 8%
16
Fall River, Massachusetts
$9.122 Public 0%
17
Waltham, Massachusetts
$41.110 Private Non-Profit 44%
18
Boston, Massachusetts
$37.586 Private Non-Profit 36%
19
Worcester, Massachusetts
$14.237 Public 61%
20
Worcester, Massachusetts
$10.038 Public 0%
21
Framingham, Massachusetts
$14.160 Public 52%
22
Worcester, Massachusetts
$42.778 Private Non-Profit 52%
23
Bedford, Massachusetts
$9.208 Public 0%
24
Brockton, Massachusetts
$9.000 Public 0%
25
Boston, Massachusetts
$29.200 Private Non-Profit 58%
26
Boston, Massachusetts
$35.730 Private Non-Profit 48%
27
Waltham, Massachusetts
$45.856 Private Non-Profit 37%
28
Holyoke, Massachusetts
$8.518 Public 0%
29
Boston, Massachusetts
$28.470 Private Non-Profit 89%
30
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
$15.065 Public 72%
31
Springfield, Massachusetts
$11.616 Public 0%
32
Danvers, Massachusetts
$9.624 Public 0%
33
Worcester, Massachusetts
$44.272 Private Non-Profit 33%
34
Northampton, Massachusetts
$43.114 Private Non-Profit 43%
35
Haverhill, Massachusetts
$9.672 Public 0%
36
Easton, Massachusetts
$36.160 Private Non-Profit 71%
37
Springfield, Massachusetts
$33.020 Private Non-Profit 82%
38
Beverly, Massachusetts
$28.926 Private Non-Profit 72%
39
Wellesley, Massachusetts
$43.554 Private Non-Profit 29%
40
North Andover, Massachusetts
$35.085 Private Non-Profit 79%
41
South Hadley, Massachusetts
$41.456 Private Non-Profit 47%
42
Worcester, Massachusetts
$39.550 Private Non-Profit 62%
43
Springfield, Massachusetts
$32.560 Private Non-Profit 70%
44
Worcester, Massachusetts
$34.975 Private Non-Profit 74%
45
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
$9.120 Public 0%
46
Milton, Massachusetts
$34.715 Private Non-Profit 67%
47
Williamstown, Massachusetts
$46.600 Private Non-Profit 17%
48
Gardner, Massachusetts
$9.820 Public 0%
49
Wellesley, Massachusetts
$43.520 Private Non-Profit 28%
50
Quincy, Massachusetts
$4.582 Public 0%

Education in Massachusetts

As of June 2014, 16.55 of Massachusetts’s population aged over 25 had some college degree, compared to 21.29 for the entire United States. Two-year college graduates constituted 7.72, four-year graduates – 22.15 and Master graduates – 11.73 of the Massachusetts population.

Education of Massachusetts

As of June 2014, the Massachusetts’s average income per capita is 35485, compared to the average of 28051 for the United States, while the median household income is 66658. The unemployed people available workforce constituted 5.6 of the state’s population, while the job growth expected over the next decade is 36.8. The indicators of sales and income taxes were 6.25 and 5.2 respectively.

Cost of living in Massachusetts

If we take the average indicator for the entire United States as 100, the overall cost of living in the state of Massachusetts makes 137, with the cost of food being 111.3 and expenses for health care services such as stay in a hospital room, doctor’s and dentist’s appointments – 124. The state’s average indicator for the cost of housing, comprising mortgage, rent and taxes is 185. The index of Massachusetts’s charges for utilities services, such as heating, cooling, natural gas and electricity makes 115. The average transportation costs make 106, while other miscellaneous expenses, such as clothing, repairs, and entertainment constitute 120 points.

Air pollution and health in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’s index of air quality is 83.9 on a scale from 0 to 100 points (higher is better) according to EPA reports taking into account the days of ozone alert and volume of such pollutants as lead, carbon monoxide, sulfur and others. State’s weather quality is graded at 40 points out of 100 on the basis of such indices as toxic discharges, sediments, turbidity and pollutants. The index of Superfund sites is 50 compared to 71 for the entire country. In 2014, the number of physicians per 100,000 persons is 408 and the health cost index is higher compared to the average US index.

Climate in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’s annual rainfall is 45.4 inches, compared to 36.5 for the entire US. In winter the state gets the annual snowfall of 46, while the United States in general get 25. There are 121 days with measurable precipitation, and 197 sunny days per annum. In July, the average high temperature is 82 degrees Fahrenheit, and in January the average lowest is 17.2 degrees. The comfort index on the scale from 0 to 100 (higher is better) makes 53 and is based on the combination of summer temperature and effect humidity on the population.


Data provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences nces.ed.gov