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Massachusetts Graduate Schools

#6 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
75 Colleges
53,141 Yearly Graduations
$101,840 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

Massachusetts ranked #6 in the nation for graduate degrees with 53,141 students receiving a diploma in 2019. Although cost varies from school to school, the average graduate in-state tuition for the state is $25,460 per year, while out-of-state students pay an average of $26,505 per year.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

#1

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
6,800 Yearly Degrees
$55,502 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Boston University was ranked the #1 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 6,800 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Boston University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $54,720 $54,720
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $782 $782
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,710 $1,710

#2

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
6,599 Yearly Degrees
$49,214 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Harvard handed out 6,599 graduate degrees. This makes it the #2 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Harvard University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $48,008 $48,008
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,206 $1,206
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,500 $1,500

#3

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,327 Yearly Degrees
$25,085 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Northeastern handed out 3,327 graduate degrees. This makes it the #3 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Northeastern University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $24,793 $24,793
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $292 $292
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,550 $1,550

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,907 Yearly Degrees
$25,575 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network handed out 2,907 graduate degrees. This makes it the #4 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $24,933 $24,933
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $642 $642
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $726 $726

#5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,537 Yearly Degrees
$57,059 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, MIT handed out 2,537 graduate degrees. This makes it the #5 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $53,450 $53,450
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,609 $3,609
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $830 $830

#6

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
2,178 Yearly Degrees
$16,209 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

UMass Amherst handed out 2,178 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #6 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Massachusetts Amherst

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,014 $29,529
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,195 $2,195
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $930 $1,792

#7

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,156 Yearly Degrees
$53,658 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Tufts University was ranked the #7 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 2,156 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Tufts University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $52,724 $52,724
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $934 $934
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,758 $1,758

#8

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,855 Yearly Degrees
$21,818 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 75 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Simmons ranked #8 in terms of popularity with 1,855 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Simmons University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $21,654 $21,654
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $164 $164
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,203 $1,203

#9

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,776 Yearly Degrees
$30,700 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Boston College handed out 1,776 graduate degrees. This makes it the #9 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Boston College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $30,600 $30,600
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $100 $100
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,700 $1,700

#10

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
1,659 Yearly Degrees
$15,160 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Massachusetts - Lowell was ranked the #10 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,659 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Massachusetts - Lowell

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,590 $26,370
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $570 $570
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $837 $1,491

#11

Hult International Business School

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,598 Yearly Degrees
$46,307 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Hult International Business School handed out 1,598 graduate degrees. This makes it the #11 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Hult International Business School

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $43,307 $43,307
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,000 $3,000
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,000 $1,000

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,203 Yearly Degrees
$23,280 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was ranked the #12 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,203 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $22,230 $22,230
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,050 $1,050
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,235 $1,235

#13

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
1,194 Yearly Degrees
$18,888 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Massachusetts - Boston was ranked the #13 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,194 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Massachusetts - Boston

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,433 $35,980
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $455 $455
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $768 $1,499

#14

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
939 Yearly Degrees
$52,060 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Brandeis handed out 939 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #14 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Brandeis University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $51,940 $51,940
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $120 $120
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,623 $1,623

#15

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
918 Yearly Degrees
$28,248 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, WPI handed out 918 graduate degrees. This makes it the #15 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Worcester Polytechnic Institute

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $28,188 $28,188
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $60 $60
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,566 $1,566

#16

Suffolk University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
905 Yearly Degrees
$39,477 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Suffolk handed out 905 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #16 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Suffolk University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $39,267 $39,267
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $210 $210
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,393 $1,393

#17

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
878 Yearly Degrees
$18,690 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Lesley handed out 878 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #17 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Lesley University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,540 $18,540
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $150 $150
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,030 $1,030

#18

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
722 Yearly Degrees
$5,742 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Fitchburg State University was ranked the #18 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 722 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Fitchburg State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $3,186 $3,186
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,556 $2,556
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $319 $319

#19

American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
704 Yearly Degrees
$11,639 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

American International College was ranked the #19 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 704 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for American International College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,579 $11,579
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $60 $60
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $554 $554

#20

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
689 Yearly Degrees
$8,555 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Salem State University was ranked the #20 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 689 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Salem State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $2,520 $4,140
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $6,035 $6,035
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $475 $565

#21

Cambridge College

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
651 Yearly Degrees
$14,731 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 75 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Cambridge College ranked #21 in terms of popularity with 651 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Cambridge College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,731 $14,731
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $546 $546

#22

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
647 Yearly Degrees
$39,180 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Bentley handed out 647 graduate degrees. This makes it the #22 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Bentley University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $38,400 $38,400
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $780 $780
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,600 $1,600

#23

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
619 Yearly Degrees
$89,550 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Babson College was ranked the #23 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 619 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Babson College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $89,550 $89,550
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,990 $1,990

#23

Bay Path University

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
619 Yearly Degrees
$14,670 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Bay Path handed out 619 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #23 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Bay Path University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,670 $14,670
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $815 $815

#25

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
556 Yearly Degrees
$16,915 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

UMass Dartmouth handed out 556 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #25 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,390 $29,578
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $525 $525
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $683 $1,232

Other Massachusetts Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Endicott College 521
27 Bridgewater State University 507
28 Framingham State University 473
29 Clark University 444
30 Merrimack College 432
31 Springfield College 393
32 Gordon - Conwell Theological Seminary 386
33 MGH Institute of Health Professions 385
34 Worcester State University 374
35 Western New England University 348
36 William James College 308
37 Emerson College 306
38 Berklee College of Music 272
39 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester 243
40 Regis College 219
41 Smith College 195
42 The New England Conservatory of Music 190
43 Elms College 185
44 Westfield State University 184
45 Lasell College 182
46 Anna Maria College 157
47 Assumption University 156
48 New England Law - Boston 146
49 Nichols College 136
50 New England College of Optometry 124
51 Curry College 115
52 Boston Architectural College 104
53 Wentworth Institute of Technology 101
54 Springfield College - School of Professional and Continuing Studies 92
55 Longy School of Music of Bard College 89
56 Gordon College 85
57 Massachusetts College of Art and Design 68
58 Mount Holyoke College 67
59 Emmanuel College Massachusetts 64
60 Eastern Nazarene College 63
61 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 56
62 Massachusetts School of Law 50
63 Saint John’s Seminary 44
64 Massachusetts Maritime Academy 42
65 Williams College 38
66 Fisher College 36
67 Hellenic College - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology 31
67 Hebrew College 31
69 Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Inc 18
70 Pope St John XXIII National Seminary 14
70 Pine Manor College 14
72 Conway School of Landscape Design 13
73 Becker College 3
74 Northpoint Bible College 1
75 Stonehill College 0

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