Massachusetts – University and College List

The following is a list of Universities in the state of Massachusetts:

  • American International College
  • Amherst College
  • Andover Newton Theological School
  • Anna Maria College
  • Assumption College
  • Babson College
  • Bard College at Simon’s Rock
  • Bay Path University
  • Bay State College
  • Becker College
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
  • Bentley University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston Architectural College
  • Boston College
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Cambridge College
  • Clark University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Conway School of Landscape Design
  • Curry College
  • Dean College
  • Eastern Nazarene College
  • Elms College
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Endicott College
  • Fisher College
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Gordon College
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard University
  • Hebrew College
  • Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
  • Hult International Business School
  • Labouré College
  • Lasell College
  • Lesley University
  • Longy School of Music of Bard College
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • Massachusetts State University System
    • Bridgewater State University
    • Fitchburg State University
    • Framingham State University
    • Massachusetts College of Art & Design
    • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    • Salem State University
    • Westfield State University
    • Worcester State University
  • Merrimack College
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Montserrat College of Art
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Mount Ida College
  • National Graduate School of Quality Management
  • New England College of Business
  • New England College of Optometry
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • New England Institute of Art
  • Newbury College
  • Nichols College
  • Northeastern University
  • Pine Manor College
  • Regis College
  • Saint John’s Seminary
  • Simmons College
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • Stonehill College
  • Suffolk University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Massachusetts System
    • Amherst
    • Boston
    • Dartmouth
    • Lowell
    • Medical School at Worcester
  • Wellesley College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Western New England University
  • Wheaton College
  • Wheelock College
  • William James College
  • Williams College
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

List of Community Colleges in the state of Massachusetts:

  • Berkshire Community College
  • Bristol Community College
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Greenfield Community College
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Marian Court College (closed 30 June 2015)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • North Shore Community College
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • Quincy College
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • Roxbury Community College
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • Stockbridge School of Agriculture at University of Massachusetts (2-year campus)
  • Urban College of Boston

Overview of select Scholarships available in Massachusetts

  • Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship Program

The Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship provides scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need who are from rural areas of Massachusetts and attend public institutions of higher education within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Eligibility Checklist:
A student qualifies if they are enrolled in an eligible program and meet the following requirements:

  • Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the opening of the academic year.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible under Title IV regulations.
  • Have applied for financial aid, using the standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration.
  • Not be in default of any federal or state Student Loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received.
  • Be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits or its equivalent) in a certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at an eligible institution.
  • Not have received a prior bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress in accordance with institutional and federal standards.
  • Demonstrate financial aid need as determined by the federal methodology need analysis criteria.
  • Be a permanent resident of a Massachusetts “rural” area.*
    *Rural area shall be defined as an area which is outside an urban area and has fewer than 15,000 inhabitants.

For more information on the Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship Program, contact the DHE’s Office of Student Financial Assistance at 617-391-6070.

  • Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program

The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1972 by the Massachusetts State Legislature to recruit students in the 10th and 11th grades whose socio-economic backgrounds and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to attain educational goals. The students that are selected for this program must have overcome major adversity in their lives (i.e. physical or mental abuse, catastrophic illness, etc.). Obstacles may be mental, physical, geographic or societal.

Massachusetts students who demonstrate academic promise and desire to attend post-secondary institutions may receive up to 50% of their calculated need at the college of their choice within the continental United States.

Eligibility Checklist:
To be eligible for a Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible under Title IV regulations.
  • Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration.
  • Not be in default of any federal or state Student Loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Exhibit difficult personal circumstances, high financial need, and strong academic promise to continue education beyond the secondary level.
  • Be enrolled in a public or private secondary school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program

The Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program was funded as a pilot initiative by the Legislature for the purpose of increasing the quality and availability of teachers and care providers to work with young children and youth in inclusive settings including infant/toddler, preschool and school age programs. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance for currently employed early childhood and out of school time educators and providers who enroll in an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or related programs.

Eligibility Checklist:
To be eligible for the Early Childhood Educators Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible under Title IV regulations.
  • Have applied for financial aid, using the standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration.
  • Not be in default of any federal or state Student Loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received.
  • Enroll, as a matriculated student, in an undergraduate degree program (full or part-time) in Early Childhood
  • Education, or a related field (i.e., elementary education, sociology, psychology).
  • Be employed, for at least one year, as an educator or provider in an early education and care program or out of school time program that is licensed or authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and continue employment in this field while pursuing the approved course of study.
  • Sign an agreement to continue employment as an early childhood educator or provider in Massachusetts upon completing the degree requirement, or repay funds as defined.
  • Not have received a prior bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Award Amounts
The scholarship under this program is based on a per credit rate, depending on the type of institution as provided below. Applicants may receive scholarships to assist with the cost of no more than three courses per semester during the traditional fall, spring and summer:

Institution Type & Maximum award amounts:

  • University of Massachusetts $500 per credit, maximum of $4,500 per semester
  • Private College/University $500 per credit, maximum of $4,500 per semester
  • State University $400 per credit, maximum of $3,600 per semester
  • Community College $250 per credit, maximum of $2,250 per semester

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