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Universities & Colleges in Massachusetts

University City
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge
Harvard University Cambridge
Williams College Williamstown
Tufts University Medford
Boston College Chestnut Hill
Brandeis University Waltham
Northeastern University Boston
Wellesley College Wellesley
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst
Boston University Boston
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth
Bentley University Waltham
University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell
University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston
Clark University Worcester
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Needham
Amherst College Amherst
Babson College Wellesley
Emerson College Boston
Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston
Simmons College Boston
Stonehill College Easton
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston
Endicott College Beverly
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay
Emmanuel College Boston
Gordon College Wenham
Western New England College Springfield
Framingham State University Framingham
Worcester State University Worcester
Springfield College Springfield
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston
Lesley University Cambridge
Westfield State University Westfield
Wheelock College Boston
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams
Suffolk University Boston
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg
Salem State University Salem
Becker College Worcester
Lasell College Newton
Boston Baptist College Boston
Regis College Weston
Nichols College Dudley
Curry College Milton
Eastern Nazarene College Quincy
Bay Path College Longmeadow
College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee
American International College Springfield
Mount Ida College Newton
Newbury College-Brookline Brookline
Dean College Franklin
Fisher College Boston
Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill
Assumption College Worcester
Berklee College of Music Boston
Conway School of Landscape Design Conway
Hebrew College Newton Centre
MGH Institute of Health Professions Boston
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston Boston
New England School of Acupuncture Newton
Zion Bible College Haverhill
Boston Architectural College Boston
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Inc Brookline
Cambridge College Cambridge
Episcopal Divinity School Cambridge
Merrimack College North Andover
Andover Newton Theological School Newton Centre
Atlantic Union College South Lancaster
Laboure College Boston
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary South Hamilton
Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Brookline
Longy School of Music Cambridge
New England College of Optometry Boston
Saint John's Seminary Brighton
Wheaton College Norton
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester
Massachusetts School of Law Andover
University of Phoenix-Boston Campus Braintree
University of Phoenix-Central Massachusetts Campus Westborough
National Graduate School of Quality Management Falmouth
New England College of Business and Finance Boston
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Boston
Hampshire College Amherst
College of the Holy Cross Worcester
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Worcester
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Boston
New England Law-Boston Boston
The New England Institute of Art Brookline
Blessed John XXIII National Seminary Weston
Anna Maria College Paxton
Bay State College Boston
The Boston Conservatory Boston
Montserrat College of Art Beverly
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley
The New England Conservatory of Music Boston
Bard College at Simon's Rock Great Barrington
Smith College Northampton

Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts falls in the north east of the United States is located in the New England region.

Massachusetts experiences a humid continental climate with summers in the state is warm while the winters, cold and snowy. Boston is the most heavily populated areas of the state with 6.4 million people here. Out of the six New England states Massachusetts is the most populous with per capita personal income of $51,000 in the year 2008, which was the third highest in the US.

The state boasts of 13 Fortune 500 companies with MassMutual Financial Services of Springfield and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group of Boston being the largest of the 13. Massachusetts has been ranked as fifth by the CNBC for "Top States for Business for 2010".

Massachusetts is considered to be the best state to study law and politics. In the past, many famous politicians like John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Oliver Holmes, John F. Kennedy and John Hancock have studied here.

Top sectors
The sectors that contribute to the economy of the state include finance, higher education, health care, tourism and biotechnology.

Universities
Massachusetts is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the US. There is a total of 188 college campuses in the state out of which 81 offer bachelor's degrees while in 74 colleges a student can pursue a graduate degree. Almost a quarter of the college is located in the Boston metro area and therefore, Boston is rightly called the higher education capital of the nation.

Harvard University is the oldest and the most prominent University in the country is located in the state. This university has 6,700 undergraduate students and 2,300 graduate as well as professional students. It is known for offering quality education, comprising of student to faculty ratio is 8:1. Besides this, other top colleges in the state that have made it to the US News & World Report's list of America's Best Colleges are Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Best Engineering college of the world, see Top 100 engineering colleges in USA ), North eastern University, Clark University, Brandeis University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Tuition fee/ job prospects
The cost of education in Massachusetts is little higher than other US states for instance in Harvard University is about $55,000 for a year. As far as job placements are considered Harvard is one of the top 3 schools, providing jobs to the students soon after college. Thus, despite of being expensive, studying at Harvard is a sound higher education investment.

Cost of Living
The cost of living in Massachusetts (MA) is much higher compared to other US states. The average salary in this state is $58,000.00, which is also higher than average by nearly $11,000.00.

International student
The state of Massachusetts admitted almost 39,000 international students in the 2011, which was 4th largest in the country. Harvard University receives around 6,000 international students every year followed by Cambridge, where as many as 5,500 international students enroll and the third is the Northeastern University with 5,200 pupils from different parts of the world to pursue their graduate and higher studies.

List of Universities in USA (by state)

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