College is an expensive undertaking. Going to school for four years can leave a person quite underwater as far as debt goes. Six or eight years? You get the picture. 24/7 Wall Street just ranked the 100 most expensive colleges and universities in the United States and not-surprisingly considering the educational juggernauts in the Bay State, one Massachusetts school made the Top 5. Which college is most guaranteed to smash your piggy bank just by receiving an acceptance letter? Read on…

24/7 Wall Street determined that Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida is the most expensive college in the country. Tuition is currently $51,318 per semester. New York University (NYU) in New York City came in second place. Tuition there will currently set you back $50,991 per semester. Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California is #3 with a current tuition of $50,420. School of the Art Institute of Chicago comes in fourth. Then… here comes Massachusetts!

Massachusetts is renowned for its prestigious colleges and universities. Harvard University ranks among the world’s top universities. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), also in Cambridge, excels in science, technology, and engineering. Boston’s Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern University are well-regarded for their research and programs. The University of Massachusetts system, with its flagship campus in Amherst, provides a wide range of educational opportunities. Wellesley College, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College offer excellent liberal arts education. Massachusetts boasts a rich academic landscape, attracting students from around the globe. So… who’s #5 in the country and THE most expensive in Massachusetts? Let’s get to that now.

24/7 Wall Street rattled off the Top 100 Most Expensive Colleges & Universities in America. You can find the complete list at the bottom of this page in case you’d like to look through all 100 (and their price tags). Here, we’ll focus on New England. Every New England college/university that made the Top 25 on the most expensive list coming right up! (We have way more between 26 and 100 so check that link for the full list at the bottom.

  • BENTLEY UNIVERSITY

    Bentley University in Waltham, MA came in at #25 on the most expensive schools list. Their current tuition is $41,708 per semester and their student/faculty ratio is 12:1.

  • SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY

    Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut came in at #19 on the most expensive schools list. Their current tuition is $43,907 per semester and their student/faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY

    Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut came in at #17 on the most expensive schools list. Their current tuition is $44,723 per semester and their student/faculty ratio is 12:1.

  • CONNECTICUT COLLEGE

    Connecticut College in New London, CT came in at #15 on the most expensive schools list. Their current tuition is $44,820 per semester and their student/faculty ratio is 9:1.

  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

    Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA came in at #8 on the most expensive schools list. Their current tuition is $48,055 per semester and their student/faculty ratio is 10:1.

  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA came in at #7 on the most expensive schools list. Their current tuition is $48,230 per semester and their student/faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • EMERSON COLLEGE

    Emerson College in Boston, MA came in at #5 on the most expensive schools list. They currently have the highest tuition in Massachusetts at $48,842 per semester and their student/faculty ratio is 13:1.

  • DIDN'T SEE THE MASS SCHOOL YOU EXPECTED??

    Then go check 24/7 Wall Street’s complete Top 100 rundown RIGHT HERE!
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