Massachusetts has strong roots in American history. It was one of the original 13 colonies and one of the first established states. Massachusetts is also home to Harvard University, which was founded in 1636 and is one of the oldest higher learning institution in the nation. Though the state is small, it is home to 200 colleges. Of those 200 colleges, 77 are part of the Massachusetts online colleges and universities.
Public online colleges in Massachusetts are managed by the state’s Department of Higher Education. This department is responsible for coordinating the system of universities found in Massachusetts, including Massachusetts community colleges online. Their website provides a list of campuses, both campus-based and online colleges of Massachusetts.