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Massachusetts Computer Science Colleges

68 Colleges
7,687 Yearly Graduations
$108,657 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,376 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Massachusetts ranked #10 in the nation for computer science degrees handed out in 2019. Around 7,687 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $27,164 per year to get their degree at a college in Massachusetts, while out of state students will pay an average of $30,106 per year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,344 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
878 Yearly Degrees
$55,892 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,983 undergraduates at Boston U, of which 16,978 are full-time, and there are 33,720 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Boston U is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 25%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

32% of Boston U students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,099 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Boston U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

There are 4,530 undergraduates at MIT, of which 4,501 are full-time, and there are 11,520 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at MIT. The freshman retention rate is 99%.

Only 7% of students who apply get accepted. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,754 a year. MIT has a 0.6% 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 MIT is $82,200.

#3

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
666 Yearly Degrees
$53,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeastern University is 22,207, of which 14,202 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,156 are full-time. Northeastern has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 27% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

43% of Northeastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,792 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#4

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
551 Yearly Degrees
$15,648 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,352 students at UMass Lowell in total, 14,170 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,862 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMass Lowell, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,604 a year. UMass Lowell has a 5.2% 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.

#5

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
498 Yearly Degrees
$16,389 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts Amherst is 31,350, of which 24,209 students are undergraduates and of those, 22,491 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMass Amherst, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

57% of UMass Amherst students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,147 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
467 Yearly Degrees
$29,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,588 undergraduates at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network, of which 1,929 are full-time, and there are 11,857 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#7

Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
376 Yearly Degrees
$45,660 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Berklee College of Music is 6,999, of which 6,439 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,041 are full-time. For undergraduates at Berklee College of Music, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at Berklee College of Music take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,820 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Berklee College of Music is $21,300.

#8

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
356 Yearly Degrees
$51,925 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Harvard University is 31,655, of which 10,063 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,148 are full-time. For undergraduates at Harvard, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The acceptance rate at Harvard is 5%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

6% of Harvard students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,430 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Harvard is $70,300.

#9

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
302 Yearly Degrees
$52,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,761 undergraduates at WPI, of which 4,642 are full-time, and there are 6,894 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at WPI is 95%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 66% are men and 34% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at WPI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $13,238 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from WPI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $67,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
277 Yearly Degrees
$14,613 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Massachusetts - Boston is 15,989, of which 12,595 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,995 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMass Boston is 4.8 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,819 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMass Boston is $39,300.

#11

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
225 Yearly Degrees
$58,578 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,878 students at Tufts in total, 5,907 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,742 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Only 15% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,846 a year. Tufts has a 1.5% 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 $51,200 during the early-career years.

#12

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
197 Yearly Degrees
$57,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,688 undergraduates at Brandeis, of which 3,673 are full-time, and there are 5,825 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Brandeis. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 34%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at Brandeis take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,431 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#13

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
191 Yearly Degrees
$4,704 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bunker Hill Community College is 11,352, which includes 4,037 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,144 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#14

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
154 Yearly Degrees
$57,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,901 undergraduates at Boston College, of which 9,666 are full-time, and there are 14,747 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Boston College is 4.0 years.

About 32% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at Boston College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,097 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $57,000 during the early-career years.

#15

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
151 Yearly Degrees
$34,970 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,449 students at WIT in total, 4,303 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,904 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 74% are men and 26% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,183 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WIT is $53,300.

#16

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees
$5,658 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,291 students at Quinsigamond Community College in total, 2,453 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Quinsigamond Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,995 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% 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.

#17

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$14,358 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,405 undergraduates at UMass Dartmouth, of which 5,465 are full-time, and there are 8,154 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,046 a year. UMass Dartmouth has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMass Dartmouth with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$51,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,314 students at Bentley in total, 4,228 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,177 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Bentley. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 44%. Around 59% of accepted students are men, and 41% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at Bentley take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,319 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Bentley with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $65,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Suffolk University

Boston, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$40,104 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,862 undergraduates at Suffolk, of which 4,665 are full-time, and there are 7,169 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Suffolk is 4.3 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

61% of Suffolk students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,740 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Suffolk is $42,300.

#20

Wellesley College

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
67 Yearly Degrees
$56,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,399 full-time undergraduates at Wellesley, and 2,519 students altogether. It takes the average Wellesley undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

Only 22% of students who apply get accepted.

26% of Wellesley students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,536 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average 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

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
54 Yearly Degrees
$5,328 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,066 students at STCC in total, 2,177 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,213 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from STCC is $26,800.

#22

Middlesex Community College

Bedford, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
53 Yearly Degrees
$6,098 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,446 full-time undergraduates at Middlesex Community College, and 7,569 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Middlesex Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,464 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Middlesex Community College is $30,300.

#23

Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
52 Yearly Degrees
$5,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northern Essex Community College is 4,932, which includes 1,595 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,761 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NECC is $28,500.

#23

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
52 Yearly Degrees
$52,258 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mount Holyoke College is 2,300, of which 2,190 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,157 are full-time. It takes the average Mt. Holyoke undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,802 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,600 during the early-career years.

#23

Massasoit Community College

Brockton, Massachusetts
Public Public vs. Private
52 Yearly Degrees
$4,992 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,637 students at Massasoit Community College in total, 2,495 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Massasoit Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,654 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Massasoit Community College is $29,000.

Other Massachusetts Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 Mount Wachusett Community College 50
28 Clark University 48
29 Fitchburg State University 47
30 Framingham State University 42
30 Williams College 42
32 Worcester State University 40
33 Smith College 38
34 Bridgewater State University 36
34 Massachusetts Bay Community College 36
36 Salem State University 35
37 Bristol Community College 34
37 North Shore Community College 34
39 Quincy College 33
40 Merrimack College 32
41 Western New England University 31
42 Becker College 27
43 Westfield State University 26
43 Holyoke Community College 26
45 Hampshire College 19
45 Elms College 19
47 Endicott College 17
47 College of the Holy Cross 17
49 Cape Cod Community College 16
50 Stonehill College 15
50 Roxbury Community College 15
52 Simmons University 14
53 Wheaton College Massachusetts 13
53 Greenfield Community College 13
55 Berkshire Community College 12
56 Bay Path University 10
57 Gordon College 9
58 Fisher College 8
59 Mildred Elley Pittsfield 7
59 Curry College 7
59 Millennium Training Institute 7
62 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 6
62 Assumption University 6
62 Bay State College 6
65 Bard College at Simon’s Rock 5
66 Eastern Nazarene College 3
66 Springfield College 3
68 Cambridge College 1

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