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Massachusetts Business Colleges

83 Colleges
29,839 Yearly Graduations
$112,180 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$30,363 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, Massachusetts is ranked #9 in the country with 29,839 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Massachusetts is $28,045 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $30,640 a year.

About 57% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,591 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,731 Yearly Degrees
$55,892 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Boston University is 33,720, of which 17,983 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,978 are full-time. For undergraduates at Boston U, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 25% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,099 a year. Boston U has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,200 during the early-career years.

#2

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
2,137 Yearly Degrees
$16,389 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts Amherst is 31,350, of which 24,209 students are undergraduates and of those, 22,491 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Amherst is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

57% of UMass Amherst students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,147 a year. UMass Amherst has a 3.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMass Amherst with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Hult International Business School

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,708 Yearly Degrees
$38,749 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hult International Business School is 2,349, of which 761 students are undergraduates and of those, 761 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 55%. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

7% of Hult International Business School students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,567 a year. Hult International Business School has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#4

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,688 Yearly Degrees
$51,925 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,655 students at Harvard in total, 10,063 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,148 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Only 5% of students who apply get accepted. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

6% of Harvard students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,430 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $70,300 during the early-career years.

#5

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,672 Yearly Degrees
$57,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,747 students at Boston College in total, 9,901 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,666 are full-time. For undergraduates at Boston College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

About 32% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

41% of Boston College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,097 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Boston College is $57,000.

#6

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,638 Yearly Degrees
$53,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeastern University is 22,207, of which 14,202 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,156 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Northeastern is 97%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 27%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,792 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeastern is $54,400.

#7

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,462 Yearly Degrees
$51,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,228 undergraduates at Bentley, of which 4,177 are full-time, and there are 5,314 students altogether. It takes the average Bentley undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 44% of students who apply get accepted. Around 59% of accepted students are men, and 41% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,319 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bentley is $65,800.

#8

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,131 Yearly Degrees
$52,608 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Babson College is 3,325, of which 2,386 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,386 are full-time. It takes the average Babson College undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The acceptance rate at Babson College is 24%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

31% of Babson College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,077 a year. Babson College has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $70,400 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,111 Yearly Degrees
$29,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is 11,857, of which 3,588 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,929 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is $54,400.

#10

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
1,083 Yearly Degrees
$15,648 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts - Lowell is 18,352, of which 14,170 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,862 are full-time. It takes the average UMass Lowell undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at UMass Lowell take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,604 a year. UMass Lowell has a 5.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMass Lowell is $41,600.

#11

Suffolk University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,056 Yearly Degrees
$40,104 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,169 students at Suffolk in total, 4,862 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,665 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,740 a year. Suffolk has a 3.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Suffolk with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
802 Yearly Degrees
$53,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,520 students at MIT in total, 4,530 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,501 are full-time. It takes the average MIT undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Only 7% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,754 a year. MIT has a 0.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MIT with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $82,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
785 Yearly Degrees
$14,613 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts - Boston is 15,989, of which 12,595 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,995 are full-time. It takes the average UMass Boston undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

52% of UMass Boston students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,819 a year. UMass Boston has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMass Boston with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
661 Yearly Degrees
$57,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,688 undergraduates at Brandeis, of which 3,673 are full-time, and there are 5,825 students altogether. It takes the average Brandeis undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 34%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at Brandeis take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,431 a year. Brandeis has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Brandeis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
641 Yearly Degrees
$14,358 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth is 8,154, of which 6,405 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,465 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Dartmouth is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,046 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
446 Yearly Degrees
$11,284 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,706 students at Salem State in total, 6,273 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,997 are full-time. It takes the average Salem State undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

77% of Salem State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,356 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Salem State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
425 Yearly Degrees
$10,732 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,881 students at Bridgewater State in total, 9,463 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,681 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,216 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,400 during the early-career years.

#18

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
418 Yearly Degrees
$10,505 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fitchburg State University is 7,251, of which 4,043 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,164 are full-time. For undergraduates at Fitchburg State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at Fitchburg State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,134 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Fitchburg State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Endicott College

Beverly, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
399 Yearly Degrees
$34,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,741 students at Endicott in total, 3,050 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,809 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Endicott is 4.1 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at Endicott take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,178 a year. Endicott has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,300 during the early-career years.

#20

Western New England University

Springfield, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
371 Yearly Degrees
$37,992 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western New England University is 3,801, of which 2,698 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,580 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

92% of Western New England students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,553 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western New England is $44,900.

#21

Nichols College

Dudley, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
337 Yearly Degrees
$35,715 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,325 undergraduates at Nichols, of which 1,217 are full-time, and there are 1,560 students altogether. It takes the average Nichols undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 67% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

85% of Nichols students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,509 a year. Nichols has a 6.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,500 during the early-career years.

#22

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
301 Yearly Degrees
$4,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bunker Hill Community College is 11,352, which includes 4,037 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at BHCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,144 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,300 during the early-career years.

#23

Merrimack College

North Andover, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
278 Yearly Degrees
$43,340 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,230 undergraduates at Merrimack, of which 3,885 are full-time, and there are 5,186 students altogether. It takes the average Merrimack undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

79% of Merrimack students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,433 a year. Merrimack has a 3.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,500 during the early-career years.

#24

Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
268 Yearly Degrees
$10,849 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,795 students at Westfield in total, 5,069 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,250 are full-time. For undergraduates at Westfield, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at Westfield take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,445 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Westfield is $36,300.

#25

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
244 Yearly Degrees
$5,658 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,453 full-time undergraduates at Quinsigamond Community College, and 7,291 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,995 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

Other Massachusetts Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Wentworth Institute of Technology 243
27 Clark University 240
28 Worcester State University 237
29 Tufts University 232
30 Framingham State University 229
31 Emerson College 223
32 Assumption University 220
33 Middlesex Community College 219
34 Bay Path University 206
35 Lasell College 202
36 Stonehill College 192
37 Bristol Community College 182
38 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 172
39 Cambridge College 157
40 Northern Essex Community College 154
41 Massasoit Community College 153
42 College of the Holy Cross 142
43 Williams College 141
44 Holyoke Community College 130
45 Fisher College 127
46 Curry College 126
47 Mount Wachusett Community College 118
48 Emmanuel College Massachusetts 110
49 Massachusetts Bay Community College 108
50 Quincy College 103
51 American International College 102
52 Springfield Technical Community College 101
53 Dean College 99
54 Gordon College 91
54 Eastern Nazarene College 91
56 Wellesley College 89
57 Wheaton College Massachusetts 80
58 Bay State College 78
59 Amherst College 73
59 Simmons University 73
61 Elms College 66
62 Cape Cod Community College 61
62 Springfield College - School of Professional and Continuing Studies 61
64 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 60
65 Massachusetts Maritime Academy 59
66 Greenfield Community College 56
67 Smith College 55
68 Lesley University 54
69 Springfield College 45
70 Becker College 43
71 Mount Holyoke College 41
72 North Shore Community College 37
73 Anna Maria College 30
73 Roxbury Community College 30
75 Millennium Training Institute 24
76 Berkshire Community College 23
77 Regis College 16
78 Pine Manor College 12
78 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology 12
80 Hampshire College 8
81 Mildred Elley Pittsfield 4
81 Hellenic College - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology 4
83 Bard College at Simon’s Rock 2

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