Online Colleges in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts boasts 124 postsecondary institutions, 14 of which are public, four-year colleges, and 82 are nonprofit institutions. Schools in the state include the multi-campus University of Massachusetts and prestigious private schools such as Harvard University and Smith College. The state is also home to 18 two-year institutions.

The following guide includes higher education opportunities across the state. Massachusetts’ online colleges and universities are evolving quickly and promote distance learning through fully online and hybrid programs. Below, we list the best online colleges in Massachusetts and explore the most affordable programs. We also provide an overview of job prospects and identify the fastest-growing employment areas in the state.

Before we look at the top Massachusetts online colleges and universities, let’s discuss the current state of higher education and online education in Massachusetts.