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Liberal Arts Schools in Massachusetts

There are 56 Massachusetts schools offering liberal arts programs. 5,225 students graduated from programs at Massachusetts liberal arts schools in 2010. 3,062 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 1,564 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

4,878 students graduate from liberal arts programs in this state, on average, each year. This accounts for 1% of liberal arts students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 27 students graduated with certificates in liberal arts, 3,062 with an associate's level degree, 1,564 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 572 with a degree at the master's level.

56 liberal arts schools are located in this state. And of these, while 23 schools are public, 33 schools are private. While tuition at a private liberal arts school varies from $13,240 to $41,982, tuition at a public liberal arts school varies from $7,065 to $11,917.

Average tuition for programs in liberal arts is $25,087. While the highest tuition for liberal arts programs, which is $41,982 every year, is at Bard College at Simon's Rock, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,065 each year, is at Framingham State University.

Massachusetts liberal arts schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Liberal Arts Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

4,878 students graduate from liberal arts programs in this state, on average, each year. This accounts for 1% of liberal arts students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 27 students graduated with certificates in liberal arts, 3,062 with an associate's level degree, 1,564 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 572 with a degree at the master's level.

Liberal Arts Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 19
  • Certificate 2007: 17
  • Certificate 2008: 29
  • Certificate 2009: 16
  • Certificate 2010: 27
  • Associate 2006: 2829
  • Associate 2007: 2648
  • Associate 2008: 2702
  • Associate 2009: 2751
  • Associate 2010: 3062
  • Bachelor 2006: 1271
  • Bachelor 2007: 1306
  • Bachelor 2008: 1360
  • Bachelor 2009: 1284
  • Bachelor 2010: 1564
  • Master 2006: 188
  • Master 2007: 270
  • Master 2008: 440
  • Master 2009: 468
  • Master 2010: 572

Liberal Arts Program Availability in Massachusetts

Schools in this state offer a total of 107 liberal arts programs. Of these programs, about 44.9% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Liberal Arts Program Availability in Massachusetts

  • Certificate: 7
  • Associate: 48
  • Bachelor: 48
  • Master: 4

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42590
  • 25th Percentile: 55290
  • Median: 72390
  • 75th Percentile: 102190
  • 90th Percentile: 135410

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 51100
  • 25th Percentile: 64820
  • Median: 80980
  • 75th Percentile: 107130
  • 90th Percentile: 143690

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 40290
  • 25th Percentile: 49790
  • Median: 65740
  • 75th Percentile: 84060
  • 90th Percentile: 108980

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 59920
  • Median Salary 2007: 64510
  • Median Salary 2008: 64870
  • Median Salary 2009: 70240
  • Median Salary 2010: 72390
  • Total Employed 2006: 500
  • Total Employed 2007: 540
  • Total Employed 2008: 550
  • Total Employed 2009: 650
  • Total Employed 2010: 760

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 68630
  • Median Salary 2007: 71610
  • Median Salary 2008: 69980
  • Median Salary 2009: 77670
  • Median Salary 2010: 80980
  • Total Employed 2006: 670
  • Total Employed 2007: 610
  • Total Employed 2008: 580
  • Total Employed 2009: 860
  • Total Employed 2010: 880

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 57850
  • Median Salary 2007: 60200
  • Median Salary 2008: 62620
  • Median Salary 2009: 67500
  • Median Salary 2010: 65740
  • Total Employed 2006: 2200
  • Total Employed 2007: 2200
  • Total Employed 2008: 2130
  • Total Employed 2009: 2180
  • Total Employed 2010: 2220

Massachusetts vs National Liberal Arts Employment

Massachusetts vs National Liberal Arts Employment

  • Employed in Massachusetts: 3.856% (3860)

Liberal Arts Schools in Massachusetts

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1. Cambridge College

1000 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 2138
(617) 868-1000

Cambridge College is located in the center of Cambridge and it offers one program in liberal arts. It is a 4-year institution.

2. Bay Path College

588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 1106
(413) 565-1000

Bay Path College is located in the suburbs of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. It offers two liberal arts programs. More specifically, this school offers students one degree at the associate's level in liberal arts and one bachelor's level degree in liberal arts. 2,116 students pursue degrees in 23 programs at this school, overall.

3. Westfield State University

577 Western Ave
Westfield, MA 01086-1630
(413) 572-5300

Westfield State University offers two liberal arts programs. Students are offered two degrees at the bachelor's level in liberal arts by it. This school is located in the suburbs of Westfield, Massachusetts. This school is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in liberal arts.

4. Dean College

99 Main Street
Franklin, MA 02038-1941
(508) 541-1900

Dean College is in the suburbs of Franklin, Massachusetts and it offers one liberal arts program. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution.

5. Bard College at Simon's Rock

84 Alford Rd
Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702
(413) 644-4400

Bard College at Simon's Rock, which is very close to Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is located in a rural area. This school offers two liberal arts programs. Specifically, students are offered one liberal arts degree at the associate's level by this liberal arts college and one liberal arts degree at the bachelor's level. This school is a 4-year institution.

6. Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-1489
(413) 538-2000

Mount Holyoke College is located in the suburbs of South Hadley, Massachusetts and Mount Holyok offers one program in liberal arts. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in liberal arts.

7. Quincy College

24 Saville Ave
Quincy, MA 2169
(800) 698-1700

Quincy College is located in the center of Quincy and it offers one liberal arts program. It is a public 2-year institution.

8. The Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
(508) 831-5000

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers two liberal arts programs. This school offers two bachelor's level liberal arts degrees to students. WPI is 0.7 miles from the center of the city.

9. Bentley University

175 Forest St
Waltham, MA 02452-4705
(800) 523-2354

Bentley University, which is 1.2 miles from the center of the city, is located in Waltham, MA and this school offers one program in liberal arts. 5,684 students pursue degrees in 33 Bentley University programs, overall.

10. The Urban College of Boston

178 Tremont St 7th Fl
Boston, MA 02111-1093
(617) 348-6359

The Urban College of Boston is in the center of Boston. This school offers two programs in liberal arts. Of those, students are offered one liberal arts certificate by it and one associate's level degree in liberal arts. It is a 2-year institution.

11. The College of Our Lady of the Elms

291 Springfield St
Chicopee, MA 1013
(413) 594-2761

The College of Our Lady of the Elms offers one program in liberal arts and it is in the suburbs of Chicopee, Massachusetts. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

12. Marian Court College

35 Little's Point Rd
Swampscott, MA 1907
(781) 309-5200

Marian Court College is located in the suburbs of Swampscott, Massachusetts and this school offers one program in liberal arts.

13. Framingham State University

100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
(508) 620-1220

Framingham State University is near the center of the city and FSU offers one liberal arts program. It is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts.

14. Lasell College

1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 2466
(617) 243-2000

Lasell College, which is 1.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Newton, MA. It offers two programs in liberal arts. It offers two bachelor's level degrees in liberal arts to students. Lasell is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering liberal arts.

15. Bristol Community College

777 Elsbree St
Fall River, MA 02720-7395
(508) 678-2811

Bristol Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Fall River, MA. This college offers two liberal arts programs. Students are offered two liberal arts degrees at the associate's level by it. 8,893 students seek degrees in 64 programs at this college, overall.

16. Wheelock College

200 the Riverway
Boston, MA 02215-4176
(617) 879-2000

Wheelock College, which is 2.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Boston, MA and this school offers one liberal arts program.

17. Lesley University

29 Everett St
Cambridge, MA 02138-2790
(617) 868-9600

Lesley University offers four programs in liberal arts. More specifically, this school offers students one certificate in liberal arts, one associate's level liberal arts degree, one bachelor's level degree in liberal arts, and one master's level liberal arts degree. LU, which is near the center of the city, is located in Cambridge, MA.

18. Berkshire Community College

1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201-5786
(413) 499-4660

Berkshire Community College offers one program in liberal arts and this college is in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This public college is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts.

19. Pine Manor College

400 Heath St
Chestnut Hill, MA 2467
(617) 731-7000

Pine Manor College offers two programs in liberal arts. Out of those, this school offers one degree at the associate's level in liberal arts to students and one bachelor's level degree in liberal arts. It is in the suburbs of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

20. Curry College

1071 Blue Hill Ave
Milton, MA 02186-2395
(617) 333-2900

Curry College offers one liberal arts program and it is in the suburbs of Milton, Massachusetts. Overall, 2,983 students pursue degrees in 24 programs at Curry.

21. Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, MA 1040
(413) 552-2001

Holyoke Community College offers two liberal arts programs. Students are offered two liberal arts degrees at the associate's level by it. It is in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 7,404 students seek degrees in 45 Holyoke Community College programs. In terms of programs, this community college is the third largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering liberal arts.

22. Smith College

Elm St
Northampton, MA 1063
(413) 584-2700

Smith College is located in the suburbs of Northampton, Massachusetts and it offers one program in liberal arts. Overall, 3,113 students pursue degrees in 74 programs at Smith.

23. Regis College

235 Wellesley St
Weston, MA 02493-1571
(781) 768-7000

Regis College offers one liberal arts program and this school is in the suburbs of Weston, Massachusetts. Overall, 1,737 students seek degrees in 34 programs at this liberal arts college.

24. Roxbury Community College

1234 Columbus Ave
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120-3400
(617) 427-0060

Roxbury Community College is in the center of Roxbury Crossing and this college offers one program in liberal arts. This small college is a public 2-year institution.

25. Hampshire College

893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002-5001
(413) 549-4600

Hampshire College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1970. Hampshire is located in Amherst, MA. Hampshire offers subjects including language, biology, and film. This small school offers students 57 degrees at the bachelors level. 1,529 students sought degrees from the 57 programs at Hampshire in 2010. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education accredits this liberal arts college. Hampshire is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

26. Mount Wachusett Community College

444 Green St
Gardner, MA 01440-1000
(978) 632-6600

Mount Wachusett Community College offers two programs in liberal arts. It offers students two associate's level liberal arts degrees. It is in Gardner, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is a public 2-year institution.

27. Mount Ida College

777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 2459
(617) 928-4500

Mount Ida College, which is 2.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Newton, MA. Mount Ida offers four liberal arts programs. Specifically, this school offers students two associate's level liberal arts degrees and two degrees at the bachelor's level in liberal arts. Overall, 1,481 students seek degrees in 42 Mount Ida College programs. This school is the second largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering liberal arts in terms of programs.

28. Quinsigamond Community College

670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606-2092
(508) 853-2300

Quinsigamond Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Worcester, MA. This college offers two programs in liberal arts. This community college offers students two liberal arts degrees at the associate's level. 8,922 students pursue degrees in 58 Quinsigamond Community College programs, overall.

29. Becker College

61 Sever St
Worcester, MA 01609-2165
(508) 791-9241

Becker College offers one liberal arts program and this school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Worcester, MA. It is a 4-year institution.

30. American International College

1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 1109
(413) 737-7000

American International College offers two liberal arts programs. Of those, AIC offers students one liberal arts degree at the associate's level and one bachelor's level degree in liberal arts. This small school, which is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Springfield, MA.

31. Springfield College

263 Alden St
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
(413) 748-3116

Springfield College offers one liberal arts program and this school is 1.7 miles from the heart of downtown.

32. Assumption College

500 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA 01609-1296
(508) 767-7000

Assumption College, which is 2.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Worcester, MA. It offers four programs in liberal arts. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in liberal arts by it, one associate's level liberal arts degree, and two bachelor's level degrees in liberal arts. Overall, 2,764 students pursue degrees in 70 programs at Assumption.

33. Eastern Nazarene College

23 E Elm Ave
Quincy, MA 02170-2999
(617) 745-3000x3706

Eastern Nazarene College offers two liberal arts programs. Of those, students are offered one associate's level degree in liberal arts by it and one degree at the bachelor's level in liberal arts. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Quincy, MA. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

34. North Shore Community College

1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers, MA 01923-0840
(978) 762-4000x4350

North Shore Community College is in the suburbs of Danvers, Massachusetts. It offers two programs in liberal arts. Students are offered two associate's level degrees in liberal arts by it. It is a public 2-year institution.

35. The University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Rd
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
(508) 999-8000

The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is in the suburbs of North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. UMD offers two liberal arts programs. This university offers two degrees at the bachelor's level in liberal arts to students. 9,432 students pursue degrees in 99 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth programs, overall.

36. Emmanuel College

400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 2115
(617) 735-9715

Emmanuel College offers one program in liberal arts and this school, which is 2.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in Boston, MA. Overall, 2,520 students seek degrees in 37 programs at Emmanuel.

37. Suffolk University

8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill
Boston, MA 02108-2770
(617) 573-8000

Suffolk University offers three liberal arts programs. Of those, SU offers students two liberal arts degrees at the associate's level and one bachelor's level degree in liberal arts. Suffolk is located in the center of Boston. It is a 4-year institution. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering liberal arts in terms of programs.

38. Endicott College

376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 1915
(978) 927-0585

Endicott College offers two programs in liberal arts. Out of those, Endicott offers students one liberal arts degree at the associate's level and one degree at the bachelor's level in liberal arts. Endicott is in the suburbs of Beverly, Massachusetts. 4,125 students pursue degrees in 34 Endicott College programs, overall.

39. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
(617) 253-1000

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which is near the center of the city, is located in Cambridge, MA and it offers one liberal arts program. It is the only school which requires freshmen to live on campus in Massachusetts. This university is the ninth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering liberal arts.

40. Salem State University

352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 1970
(978) 542-6000

Salem State University is in the suburbs of Salem, Massachusetts and Salem State offers one liberal arts program. This school is a public 4-year institution. This school is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in liberal arts.

41. Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
(413) 782-3111

Western New England University, which is 3.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Springfield, MA. It offers two programs in liberal arts. Specifically, WNE offers one liberal arts degree at the associate's level to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in liberal arts. This school is a 4-year institution.

42. Massachusetts Bay Community College

50 Oakland St
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-5399
(781) 239-3000

Massachusetts Bay Community College is in the suburbs of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. It offers three programs in liberal arts. Out of those, students are offered one liberal arts certificate by it and two associate's level liberal arts degrees. Overall, 5,511 students seek degrees in 40 programs at this community college.

43. Merrimack College

315 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 1845
(978) 837-5000

Merrimack College is located in the suburbs of North Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack offers two programs in liberal arts. Specifically, this school offers one degree at the associate's level in liberal arts to students and one bachelor's level liberal arts degree. It is a 4-year institution.

44. The University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 1003
(413) 545-0111

The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers two liberal arts programs. This university offers two bachelor's level liberal arts degrees to students. This public university is one of 11 research universities in Massachusetts.

45. Harvard University

Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 2138
(617) 495-1000

Harvard University is located in the center of Cambridge. This university offers four programs in liberal arts. Specifically, this university offers one degree at the associate's level in liberal arts to students, two bachelor's level degrees in liberal arts, and one master's level liberal arts degree. This university is an ivy league, 4-year, research institution. It is the third largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering liberal arts in terms of programs.

46. The University of Massachusetts - Lowell

1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854-5104
(978) 934-4000

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell is located in the suburbs of Lowell, Massachusetts and it offers one program in liberal arts. 14,702 students pursue degrees in 120 UML programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, this university ranks eighth in the state of Massachusetts.

47. Bunker Hill Community College

250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129-2925
(617) 228-2000

Bunker Hill Community College, which is 1.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Boston, MA and it offers one program in liberal arts. This college is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. It is the third largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering liberal arts.

48. Greenfield Community College

One College Dr
Greenfield, MA 01301-9739
(413) 775-1000

Greenfield Community College is in Greenfield, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in liberal arts. It is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts.

49. Fitchburg State University

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
(978) 345-2151

Fitchburg State University is located in the suburbs of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Fitchburg State offers two programs in liberal arts. It offers students two bachelor's level degrees in liberal arts. This school is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts.

50. Cape Cod Community College

2240 Iyannough Rd
West Barnstable, MA 02668-1599
(508) 362-2131

Cape Cod Community College, which is near the center of the city, is located in West Barnstable, MA and this college offers one liberal arts program. 4,482 students pursue degrees in 65 programs at this community college, overall.

51. Anna Maria College

50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612-1198
(508) 849-3300

Anna Maria College offers four programs in liberal arts. It offers four degrees at the bachelor's level in liberal arts to students. This school, which is very close to Paxton, Massachusetts, is in a rural setting.

52. Newbury College - Brookline

129 Fisher Ave
Brookline, MA 2445
(617) 730-7000

Newbury College-Brookline is in the suburbs of Brookline, Massachusetts and Newbury offers one liberal arts program. Overall, 1,018 students pursue degrees in 35 programs at this school.

53. Massasoit Community College

One Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, MA 02302-3996
(508) 588-9100

Massasoit Community College is located in the suburbs of Brockton, Massachusetts. It offers two liberal arts programs. It offers students two associate's level degrees in liberal arts. It is a public 2-year institution.

54. Northern Essex Community College

100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-2399
(978) 556-3000

Northern Essex Community College offers two liberal arts programs. This college offers two associate's level degrees in liberal arts to students. This college, which is very close to Haverhill, Massachusetts, is located in a rural setting. Overall, 7,439 students seek degrees in 65 programs at this college.

55. Middlesex Community College

Springs Rd
Bedford, MA 01730-9124
(978) 656-3200

Middlesex Community College is located in the suburbs of Bedford, Massachusetts. It offers three programs in liberal arts. Of those, students are offered one certificate in liberal arts by it and two liberal arts degrees at the associate's level. This college is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. In terms of programs, this community college is the second largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering liberal arts.

56. Fisher College

118 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 2116
(617) 236-8800

Fisher College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Boston, MA. This school offers two programs in liberal arts. This school offers two associate's level degrees in liberal arts to students. 1,881 students pursue degrees in 29 Fisher programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering liberal arts.

57. Springfield Technical Community College

1 Armory Sq
Springfield, MA 01105-1296
(413) 781-7822

Springfield Technical Community College is 0.5 miles from the center of the city. This school offers two programs in liberal arts. This technical college offers two degrees at the associate's level in liberal arts to students. It is one of 4 technical colleges in Massachusetts.