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2021 Best Value Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in Massachusetts

2 Colleges
494 Bachelor's Degrees
$38,432 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Philosophy & Religious Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in MassachusettsIn 2018-2019, 494 bachelor's degrees were awarded to philosophy and religious studies students who went to a Massachusetts college or university. This makes it the #23 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 4.0% of all the philosophy and religious studies bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in Massachusetts ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in philosophy and religious studies. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those philosophy and religious studies 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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The philosophy and religious studies school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools.

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2021 Best Value Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools in Massachusetts

Check out the philosophy and religious studies programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools in Massachusetts

#1

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value philosophy and religious studies schools. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. In addition to being on our best value list, Boston College has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in Massachusetts ranking.

At Boston College, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,304. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Boston College is $147,031. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Massachusetts - Boston comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Boston, UMass Boston is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMass Boston, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in Massachusetts ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMass Boston is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $40,560. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UMass Boston is $186,170. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges in the New England Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 68
Maine 69
Rhode Island 64
New Hampshire 35
Connecticut 168

Philosophy & Religious Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Philosophy 397
Religious Studies 97

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Majors Similar to Philosophy & Religious Studies

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 4,413
English Language & Literature 1,786
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,034
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 904
Theology & Religious Vocations 109

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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).

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