Massachusetts Colleges Tuition Trends Over The Current Decade(The 2010s)

There are 194 colleges in Massachusetts State - 43 public and 151 private schools. The average tuition & fees of public schools are $7,625 for Massachusetts residents and $15,524 for others in 2017. It increase 4.90% from last year and 20.20% from 2010 cumulatively. For private schools, the average tuition & fees are $34,675 which are increased 5.31% from last year and 23.58% from 2010 cumulatively.


Tuition & Fees Trends of Massachusetts Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table and charts illustrates the tuition changes from 2010 to 2017 for Massachusetts colleges and universities. The costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education and due to the data availability, the avarage amount mainly based on 2-4 years and 4 years colleges and universities.
Undergraduate (Public) Undergraduate (Private) Graduate (Public) Graduate (Private)
For Massachusetts public schools, the 2017 undergraduate in-state tuition & fees are $7,625 which has increased by 28.11% over the current decade and the out-of-state cost is $15,524 which has risen by 20.20%. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 2.89% while last year increase rate was 4.90%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Massachusetts Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$5,952$6,305$6,643$6,689$6,876$7,129$7,625
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%5.93%5.36%0.70%2.79%3.68%6.96%
Cumulative Rates0.00%5.93%11.61%12.39%15.53%19.78%28.11%
Out-of-State Costs$12,915$13,387$13,847$14,094$14,411$14,799$15,524
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%3.65%3.44%1.78%2.25%2.69%4.90%
Cumulative Rates0.00%3.65%7.21%9.12%11.58%14.59%20.20%
For private schools in Massachusetts state, the 2017 undergraduate tuition & fees are $34,675 which has increased by 23.58% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 3.37% while last year increase rate was 5.31%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Massachusetts Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$28,059$28,947$30,154$31,088$32,000$32,927$34,675
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%3.17%4.17%3.10%2.93%2.90%5.31%
Cumulative Rates0.00%3.17%7.47%10.80%14.05%17.35%23.58%
The average graduate school tuition & fees of Massachusetts public schools are $12,078 which has increased by 21.55% over the current decade and the out-of-state graduate cost is $17,560 which has risen by 27.23%. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 3.89% while last year increase rate was 10.85%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Massachusetts Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$9,936$9,234$9,627$9,956$10,230$10,719$12,078
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%-7.07%4.26%3.42%2.75%4.78%12.68%
Cumulative Rates0.00%-7.07%-3.12%0.20%2.96%7.88%21.55%
Out-of-State Costs$13,802$13,626$14,212$14,720$15,124$15,841$17,560
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%-1.28%4.30%3.57%2.75%4.74%10.85%
Cumulative Rates0.00%-1.28%2.97%6.65%9.58%14.77%27.23%
For private graduate schools in Massachusetts state, the 2017 tuition & fees are $26,693 which has increased by 17.35% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 2.47846% while last year increase rate was 2.76%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Massachusetts Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$22,747$23,566$24,709$25,292$25,674$25,975$26,693
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%3.60%4.85%2.36%1.51%1.17%2.76%
Cumulative Rates0.00%3.60%8.63%11.19%12.87%14.19%17.35%
You can check the changes of other college costs including room & board costs, book & supplies, and other living expenses at Massachusetts college cost trends.

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