The state of Massachusetts is home to over 100 institutions of higher learning, and is home to the oldest post-secondary institution in the United States. The state is located in the heart of New England, short ride to any of the major urban centers along the north east Atlantic coast. The state is home to one of the larger cities in the United States, Boston, which also doubles as the state capital and is home to some a large number of colleges and universities.
The University of Massachusetts System of schools was the first of its kind to be established in the United States. The system is comprised of five schools and is the largest such system in the state. The school system began with founding of the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1863. By 1947 the school was renamed University of Massachusetts Amherst, and was joined by the following schools to form the UMass System:
- University of Massachusetts Boston (Boston)
- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Dartmouth)
- University of Massachusetts Lowell (Lowell)
- University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester (Worcester)
Massachusetts is also home to some of the oldest and most prestigious private universities in the United States. These schools offer strong undergraduate studies programs that are tailored to the traditions or mission of the school, and often have excellent graduate programs, usually specialized and high selective in their admissions process. Private schools are typically more expensive than public schools but offer an educational experience that may be highly desirable for certain students.
Some Private Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts:
- Harvard University (Cambridge)
- Boston University (Boston)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Boston College (Chestnut Hill)
- Northeastern University (Boston)
Additionally, the state of Massachusetts is home to a community college system comprised of 15 schools and is host to a number of technical and vocational schools. Both the community colleges and the trade schools provide career oriented education through short term programs, while the community colleges offer transfer opportunities to four year institutions with established agreements with various universities.
Browse Schools by Career in Massachusetts
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Medicine & Healthcare
- Medical Schools in Massachusetts (M.D.) (4 Schools)
- Pharmacy Schools in Massachusetts (Pharm. D.) (2 Schools)
- Physical Therapy Schools in Massachusetts (DPT, MPT) (7 Schools)
- Dental Schools in Massachusetts (D.D.S.) (3 Schools)
- Veterinary Schools in Massachusetts (D.V.M.) (1 Schools)
- Nursing Schools in Massachusetts (BSN, RN, LPN, ...) (64 Schools)
Law & Criminal Justice
- Law Schools in Massachusetts (J.D.) (9 Schools)