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Massachusetts Business Colleges

83 Colleges
29,839 Yearly Graduations
$114,090 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$31,690 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 29,839 students received a business degree from a college in Massachusetts, making it rank #9 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Massachusetts is $28,523 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $31,118 a year.

An estimated 56% of college students in Massachusetts take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,923 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
$58,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Boston University is 32,718, of which 16,872 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,026 are full-time. Boston U has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The acceptance rate at Boston U is 20%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

26% of Boston U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,878 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$16,439 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts Amherst is 31,642, of which 24,233 students are undergraduates and of those, 22,212 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Amherst is 4.1 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at UMass Amherst take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,157 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMass Amherst is $41,200.

#3

Hult International Business School

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,708 Yearly Degrees
$38,778 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 624 undergraduates at Hult International Business School, of which 624 are full-time, and there are 1,814 students altogether. Hult International Business School has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 45%. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

9% of Hult International Business School students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $14,542 a year. Hult International Business School has a 3.8% 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
$53,968 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,527 undergraduates at Harvard, of which 5,699 are full-time, and there are 30,391 students altogether. For undergraduates at Harvard, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The acceptance rate at Harvard is 5%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly 7% of students at Harvard take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,464 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $70,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,672 Yearly Degrees
$60,202 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,934 students at Boston College in total, 9,780 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,571 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Boston College. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 26%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Roughly 37% of students at Boston College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,003 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $57,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,638 Yearly Degrees
$55,452 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeastern University is 22,905, of which 15,156 students are undergraduates and of those, 15,131 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

This a very selective school with only 20% of students getting accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

36% of Northeastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,697 a year. Northeastern has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northeastern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $54,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,462 Yearly Degrees
$53,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bentley University is 5,177, of which 4,061 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,008 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Bentley. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 59% are men and 41% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Bentley take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,390 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$54,144 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,340 students at Babson College in total, 2,457 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,457 are full-time. Babson College has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 27%. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

35% of Babson College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,541 a year. Babson College has a 0.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Babson College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $70,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,111 Yearly Degrees
$13,386 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,310 students at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network in total, 3,238 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,528 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,400 during the early-career years.

#10

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
1,083 Yearly Degrees
$15,698 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts - Lowell is 18,150, of which 13,813 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,637 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMass Lowell, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

67% of UMass Lowell students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,893 a year. UMass Lowell has a 4.4% 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
$41,648 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,397 undergraduates at Suffolk, of which 4,179 are full-time, and there are 6,830 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Suffolk is 4.3 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,420 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average 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
$53,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is 11,254, of which 4,361 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,234 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at MIT is 98%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Only 7% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly 9% of students at MIT take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,070 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MIT is $82,200.

#13

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
785 Yearly Degrees
$14,677 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,259 students at UMass Boston in total, 12,871 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,279 are full-time. It takes the average UMass Boston undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

56% of UMass Boston students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,069 a year. UMass Boston has a 6.3% 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 Boston is $39,300.

#14

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
661 Yearly Degrees
$57,230 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Brandeis University is 5,440, of which 3,493 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,465 are full-time. For undergraduates at Brandeis, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 33% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 62% are men and 38% are women.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,451 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Brandeis is $41,700.

#15

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
641 Yearly Degrees
$14,408 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,027 undergraduates at UMass Dartmouth, of which 5,122 are full-time, and there are 7,869 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMass Dartmouth, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at UMass Dartmouth take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,231 a year. UMass Dartmouth has a 8.4% 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 $39,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
446 Yearly Degrees
$11,675 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,242 students at Salem State in total, 5,716 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,444 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Salem State is 4.4 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at Salem State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,746 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% 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

The total student population at Bridgewater State University is 10,651, of which 9,028 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,133 are full-time. It takes the average Bridgewater State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,238 a year. Bridgewater State has a 5.5% 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 $36,400 during the early-career years.

#18

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
418 Yearly Degrees
$10,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fitchburg State University is 6,728, of which 3,815 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,831 are full-time. It takes the average Fitchburg State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at Fitchburg State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,392 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fitchburg State is $35,500.

#19

Endicott College

Beverly, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
399 Yearly Degrees
$35,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,287 students at Endicott in total, 3,076 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,840 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,200 a year. Endicott has a 3.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Endicott with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Western New England University

Springfield, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
371 Yearly Degrees
$39,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,552 undergraduates at Western New England, of which 2,486 are full-time, and there are 3,673 students altogether. For undergraduates at Western New England, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Roughly 87% of students at Western New England take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,784 a year. Western New England has a 4.8% 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 $44,900 during the early-career years.

#21

Nichols College

Dudley, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
337 Yearly Degrees
$36,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,518 students at Nichols in total, 1,279 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,152 are full-time. It takes the average Nichols undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 66% are men and 34% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at Nichols take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,953 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Nichols with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
301 Yearly Degrees
$5,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bunker Hill Community College is 9,924, which includes 3,459 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,033 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BHCC is $29,300.

#23

Merrimack College

North Andover, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
278 Yearly Degrees
$45,074 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Merrimack College is 5,418, of which 4,202 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,932 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Merrimack is 4.1 years.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $13,364 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Merrimack is $45,500.

#24

Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
268 Yearly Degrees
$11,139 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Westfield State University is 5,395, of which 4,633 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,812 are full-time. For undergraduates at Westfield, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at Westfield take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,750 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
$5,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,942 students at Quinsigamond Community College in total, 2,425 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at Quinsigamond Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,925 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% 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 University 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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