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2021 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Massachusetts

10 Colleges
904 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,832 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School for You

Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in MassachusettsLiberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities is the #18 most popular major in Massachusetts with 904 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.0% of all the liberal arts / sciences and humanities bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Massachusetts ranking, we looked at 10 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Massachusetts

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for liberal arts / sciences and humanities majors.

Top 10 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools

#1

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Westfield is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Westfield. Westfield also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Massachusetts rankings.

At Westfield, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and it costs about $24,805 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Westfield is $103,933. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Framingham State University

Framingham, MA

Framingham State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Framingham, Framingham State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Framingham State also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Massachusetts rankings.

It takes the average student at Framingham State about 4.3 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,724. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Framingham State is $111,128. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Massachusetts Amherst as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Amherst. UMass Amherst did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Massachusetts list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at UMass Amherst to complete their degree, and it costs about $36,714 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $151,996 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#4

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. Bentley is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Waltham. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Bentley, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Massachusetts ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Bentley is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $42,780. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Bentley is about $175,398. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Massachusetts - Lowell. UMass Lowell is a large public school located in the large suburb of Lowell. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMass Lowell, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Massachusetts ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UMass Lowell to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,031. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMass Lowell is about $156,589. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#6

Lesley University

Cambridge, MA

Lesley University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Lesley is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge. Lesley not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Massachusetts list.

The average student at Lesley graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $39,867. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Lesley is about $172,624. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#7

Endicott College

Beverly, MA

Endicott College comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Endicott is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Beverly. In addition to being on our best value list, Endicott has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Massachusetts ranking.

At Endicott, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $39,050. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Endicott be around $158,153. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. UMass Dartmouth is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of North Dartmouth. UMass Dartmouth also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Massachusetts rankings.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UMass Dartmouth to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $34,160. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMass Dartmouth be around $151,670. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#9

Bay Path University

Longmeadow, MA

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bay Path University. Bay Path is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Longmeadow. Bay Path not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Massachusetts list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Bay Path to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $39,281. This means that the average student pays around $159,874 to get a bachelor’s degree from Bay Path. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#10

Curry College

Milton, MA

Curry College earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Curry is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Milton.

At Curry, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $40,906. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Curry be around $170,987. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 184
Maine 244
Rhode Island 50
New Hampshire 829
Connecticut 744

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 904

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Majors Similar to Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 4,413
English Language & Literature 1,786
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,034
Philosophy & Religious Studies 494
Theology & Religious Vocations 109

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 10 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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