Colleges in Massachusetts: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Massachusetts Colleges Summary

Massachusetts is known for its college towns (Boston and Amherst), and it has more than 180 colleges and adult education institutions. Only eight states have more colleges than Massachusetts. Less than 40 of these schools are public, making up just about 20% of the total post secondary schools in the state. Only two US states have a lower percentage of public schools.

Students in Massachusetts are more likely to live in dorms than in other states. Over 35% live in dorms, and only three states have a higher percentage of their students living in dorms. Due to some of the highly selective colleges, such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the average SAT scores in the state are over 530.

The largest college in Massachusetts is the University of Massachusetts with over 50,000 students. Other large and highly respected colleges in Massachusetts include Boston University and Boston College.

http://www.doe.mass.edu/ is the web site for the Massachusetts Department of Education. The mailing address for the Mass DOE is:


350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148

Selected Massachusetts Colleges and Universities

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Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Ailano School of Cosmetology Brockton 38   Yes
American International College Springfield 2,678 842 No V: 420-510
M: 420-520
W: 420-500
Amherst College Amherst 1,683 1,728 No V: 660-760
M: 660-760
W: 660-760
Andover Newton Theological School Newton Centre 350 141 No
Anna Maria College Paxton 1,244 550 No V: 380-485
M: 380-490
Assumption College Worcester 2,872 1,940 No V: 480-580
M: 480-585
Atlantic Union College South Lancaster 562 56 Yes
Babson College Wellesley 3,434 1,630 No V: 555-650
M: 610-690
W: 580-660
Bancroft School of Massage Therapy Worcester 112   No
Bard College at Simon's Rock Great Barrington 403 400 No
Bay Path College Longmeadow 1,603 375 No V: 430-540
M: 420-530
W: 420-540
Bay State College Boston 354 175 No
Bay State School of Technology Canton 244   Yes
Becker College Worcester 1,800 696 No V: 380-480
M: 390-490
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Boston 513 42 Yes
Bentley University Waltham 5,636 3,390 No V: 550-630
M: 610-680
W: 550-650
Berklee College of Music Boston 4,090 748 No
Berkshire Community College Pittsfield 2,267   Yes
Blessed John XXIII National Seminary Weston 56 90 No
Blue Hills Regional Technical School Canton 55   No
Boston Architectural College Boston 1,338   Yes
Boston Baptist College Boston 153 135 No V: 420-600
M: 380-500
Boston College Chestnut Hill 14,621 7,413 No V: 610-700
M: 640-730
W: 620-710
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Brookline 178   No
Boston University Boston 32,053 10,616 No V: 580-680
M: 590-690
W: 590-670
Brandeis University Waltham 5,333 2,669 No V: 630-720
M: 650-740
Bridgewater State College Bridgewater 9,934 2,717 No V: 460-560
M: 470-560
Bristol Community College Fall River 7,388   Yes
Bunker Hill Community College Boston 8,806   Yes
Butera School of Art Boston 56   No
Cambridge College Cambridge 5,355   Yes
Cape Cod Community College West Barnstable 4,299   Yes
Clark University Worcester 3,210 1,813 No V: 550-660
M: 540-650
College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee 1,258 396 No V: 421-520
M: 420-520
W: 420-530
College of the Holy Cross Worcester 2,847 2,342 No V: 580-670
M: 600-680
Conway School of Landscape Design Conway 19   No
Curry College Milton 3,182 1,423 No V: 468-585
M: 471-550
Dean College Franklin 1,302 916 No V: 390-490
M: 380-490
Diman Regional Technical Institute Fall River 93   No
Eastern Nazarene College Quincy 1,075 686 No V: 440-560
M: 420-570
W: 430-570
EINE Tewksbury 37   Yes
Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy Medford 106   Yes
Emerson College Boston 4,380 1,644 No V: 580-680
M: 550-640
W: 580-670
Emmanuel College Boston Boston 2,467 1,220 No V: 490-590
M: 480-580
Endicott College Beverly 3,710 1,689 No V: 490-580
M: 490-590
W: 490-570
Episcopal Divinity School Cambridge 108 34 No
FINE Mortuary College Norwood 70   Yes
Fisher College Boston 1,225 328 No
Fitchburg State College Fitchburg 6,692 1,540 No V: 440-560
M: 460-560
Framingham State College Framingham 5,903 1,543 No V: 470-560
M: 470-560
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Needham 299 355 No V: 700-790
M: 740-800
W: 670-770
Gordon College Wenham Wenham 1,648 1,382 No V: 530-650
M: 520-620
W: 530-650
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary South Hamilton 2,134 369 No
Greenfield Community College Greenfield 2,236   Yes
Hair in Motion Beauty Academy Worcester 34   Yes
Hallmark Institute of Photography Turners Falls 229   No
Hampshire College Amherst 1,431 1,191 No V: 610-700
M: 540-660
W: 590-700
Harvard University Cambridge 25,690 13,042 No V: 690-800
M: 700-780
W: 690-790
Hebrew College Newton Centre 201   No
Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Brookline 186 184 Yes
Henris School of Hair Design Fitchburg 28   Yes
Holyoke Community College Holyoke 6,461   Yes
Kay Harvey Academy of Hair Design West Springfield 74   Yes
La Baron Hairdressing Academy Brockton Brockton 26   Yes
La Baron Hairdressing Academy New Bedford New Bedford 33   Yes
Laboure College Boston 548   No
Lasell College Newton 1,403 1,096 No V: 450-530
M: 460-540
W: 450-540
Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Medford 338   No V: 450-550
M: 490-540
W: 540-550
Lesley University Cambridge 7,003 665 No V: 490-600
M: 460-560
W: 490-590
Longy School of Music Cambridge 223   No
Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute Lowell 86   Yes
Mansfield Beauty Schools Quincy Quincy 72   Yes
Mansfield Beauty Schools Springfield Springfield 45   Yes
Marian Court College Swampscott 257   No
Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills 5,018   Yes
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston 2,312 370 No V: 510-620
M: 480-590
W: 500-600
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams 1,841 1,010 No V: 460-580
M: 440-540
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston 3,626 727 No V: 470-560
M: 490-585
W: 480-570
Massachusetts General Hospital Dietetic Internship Boston 22   No
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge 10,220 5,280 No V: 660-760
M: 720-800
W: 660-750
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay 1,135 1,058 No V: 410-550
M: 480-580
W: 410-550
Massachusetts School of Barbering and Men's Hairstyling Quincy 56   Yes
Massachusetts School of Law Andover 636   No
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Boston 304   No
Massasoit Community College Brockton 7,064   Yes
Medical Professional Institute Malden 44   Yes
Merrimack College North Andover 2,098 1,570 No
MGH Institute of Health Professions Boston 864   No
Middlesex Community College Bedford Bedford 8,124   Yes
Montserrat College of Art Beverly 285 145 Yes
Monty Tech Fitchburg 41   No
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley 2,204 2,125 No
Mount Ida College Newton 1,429 984 No V: 390-490
M: 380-490
W: 400-500
Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner 4,147   Yes
National Graduate School of Quality Management Falmouth 252   No
New England College of Optometry Boston 464   No
New England Law Boston Boston 1,103   No
New England School of Acupuncture Newton 220   No
New England School of Photography Boston 142   No
Newbury College Brookline Brookline 1,202 313 Yes
Nichols College Dudley 1,477 915 No V: 410-500
M: 420-520
W: 420-500
North Bennet Street School Boston 155   No
North Shore Community College Danvers 7,107   Yes
Northeastern University Boston 24,434 7,425 No V: 580-660
M: 610-690
W: 580-670
Northern Essex Community College Haverhill 6,526   Yes
Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill 472 460 No V: 340-450
M: 340-460
Quincy College Quincy 3,932   Yes
Quinsigamond Community College Worcester 6,654   Yes
Regis College Weston 1,511 538 No V: 390-490
M: 400-500
W: 400-500
Rob Roy Academy Worcester 204   Yes
Rob Roy Academy Fall River Fall River 157   Yes
Rob Roy Academy New Bedford New Bedford 38   Yes
Rob Roy Academy Taunton Taunton 71   Yes
Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing 2,398   Yes
Saint John's Seminary Brighton 118 92 No
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Boston 797 60 No V: 510-610
M: 450-580
W: 485-600
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School Billerica 42   No
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing Brockton 287   No V: 445-520
M: 425-490
W: 450-510
Simmons College Boston 4,733 1,139 No V: 510-600
M: 500-590
W: 520-620
Smith College Northampton 3,065 2,441 No V: 600-710
M: 570-680
W: 590-700
Southeastern Technical Institute South Easton 123   No
Southern New England School of Law North Dartmouth 256   No
Springfield Technical Community College Springfield 6,074   Yes
Stonehill College Easton 2,450 1,891 No
Suffolk University Boston 9,103 1,048 No V: 450-550
M: 450-560
W: 450-560
Sullivan and Cogliano Training Center Brockton 320   Yes
The Boston Conservatory Boston 630 200 No
The New England Conservatory of Music Boston 787 154 No
Tufts University Medford 9,758 3,396 No V: 670-750
M: 670-750
W: 670-760
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst 25,873 11,982 No V: 510-620
M: 540-640
University of Massachusetts Boston Boston 13,433   No V: 420-550
M: 450-560
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth North Dartmouth 9,080 4,491 No V: 470-570
M: 490-590
University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell 11,635 2,670 No V: 480-570
M: 500-610
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Worcester 1,013   No
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School Bourne 68   No
Urban College of Boston Boston 673   Yes
Wellesley College Wellesley 2,380 2,187 No V: 640-740
M: 630-725
W: 650-740
Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston 3,728 1,932 Yes
Western New England College Springfield 3,657 1,985 No V: 470-560
M: 485-590
Westfield State College Westfield 5,392 2,600 No V: 450-540
M: 470-560
Wheaton College Norton Norton 1,657 1,474 No
Wheelock College Boston 1,086 540 No V: 440-520
M: 420-530
W: 430-540
Williams College Williamstown 2,073 1,918 No V: 660-760
M: 660-760
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester 4,158 1,495 No
Worcester State College Worcester 5,358 1,000 No V: 450-540
M: 450-560
W: 450-540
Zion Bible College Haverhill 265 330 Yes
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