Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Massachusetts

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We have created a 2020 ranking of the best colleges in Massachusetts that offer Liberal Arts degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 44 Liberal Arts schools located within Massachusetts. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Massachusetts for 2020

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Bentley University Waltham, MA

Bentley University offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 173 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 173 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
2 Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Harvard University offers 4 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 15 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 12 Associate's degrees, 2 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 44 Reviews
3 Holyoke Community College Holyoke, MA

Holyoke Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 361 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 361 Associate's degrees.

4 Westfield State University Westfield, MA

Westfield State University offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 230 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 230 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 5 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
6 Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA

Springfield Technical Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 281 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 281 Associate's degrees.

7 Northeastern University Boston, MA

Northeastern University offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

Based on 48 Reviews
8 Boston University Boston, MA

Boston University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city.

Based on 104 Reviews
9 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, MA

University of Massachusetts-Lowell offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 102 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 102 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
10 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA

Middlesex Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 268 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 268 Associate's degrees.

List of all Liberal Arts Colleges in Massachusetts

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Bentley University Bentley University Waltham, MA
5/5
17 : 1 5,552
Harvard University Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
14 : 1 29,652
Holyoke Community College Holyoke Community College Holyoke, MA
2/5
26 : 1 6,285
Westfield State University Westfield State University Westfield, MA
3/5
20 : 1 6,496
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
5/5
8 : 1 11,331
Springfield Technical Community College Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA
2/5
31 : 1 6,286
Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston, MA
5/5
15 : 1 19,940
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
University of Massachusetts-Lowell University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, MA
3/5
25 : 1 18,047
Middlesex Community College Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA
2/5
34 : 1 9,021
Framingham State University Framingham State University Framingham, MA
3/5
27 : 1 6,398
Greenfield Community College Greenfield Community College Greenfield, MA
2/5
22 : 1 2,050
Bay Path University Bay Path University Longmeadow, MA
5/5
20 : 1 3,107
Emmanuel College Emmanuel College Boston, MA
5/5
17 : 1 2,201
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
3/5
20 : 1 8,916
Western New England University Western New England University Springfield, MA
5/5
15 : 1 3,912
North Shore Community College North Shore Community College Danvers, MA
2/5
25 : 1 6,961
Smith College Smith College Northampton, MA
5/5
9 : 1 2,874
Suffolk University Suffolk University Boston, MA
5/5
18 : 1 7,922
American International College American International College Springfield, MA
5/5
19 : 1 3,539
Lasell College Lasell College Newton, MA
5/5
15 : 1 2,160
Curry College Curry College Milton, MA
5/5
16 : 1 2,950
Becker College Becker College Worcester, MA
5/5
24 : 1 2,153
Clark University Clark University Worcester, MA
5/5
14 : 1 3,485
Northern Essex Community College Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA
2/5
27 : 1 6,628

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Additional Liberal Arts Degree Facts for Massachusetts Schools

Massachusetts Schools offering online Liberal Arts degrees

Online Liberal Arts degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 361 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Liberal Arts degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Holyoke Community College 0 361 0 0 0
Middlesex Community College 0 268 0 0 0
Greenfield Community College 0 165 0 0 0
Northern Essex Community College 0 121 0 0 0
University of Massachusetts-Lowell 0 0 102 0 0
How many Massachusetts schools offer online Liberal Arts degrees?
  • 2 Certificates
  • 9 Associate's
  • 8 Bachelor's

What Liberal Arts degree programs were earned in Massachusetts?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 25 Colleges 2,156 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 27 Colleges 880 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 2 Colleges 1 Graduates
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