Top 500 Colleges, Universities include 21 in Massachusetts

 by TWIW StaffOctober 19, 2021

A new study ranks the top 500 colleges and universities across the United States and included 21 higher education institutions in Massachusetts. The top 11 ranked Massachusetts schools, along with their overall rank in the study, are:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1
  2. Harvard University - 4
  3. Williams College - 15
  4. Wellesley College - 31
  5. Amherst College - 34
  6. Northeastern University - 44
  7. Tufts University - 49
  8. Boston College - 52
  9. College of the Holy Cross - 65
  10. Boston University - 66
  11. Brandies University - 67

Impressively, those eleven colleges and universities are in the top 93 percentile of all schools in the country.

The College of the Holy Cross is the only institution represented in the study in Worcester County. The next closest to Worcester, Framingham State University, ranked 345th in the country.

The study compared 1000 institutions of higher education across 30 key measures grouped into seven categories to determine its rankings. Within those categories, Holy Cross ranked:

Student Selectivity: 79
Cost & Financing: 937
Faculty Resources: 133
Campus Safety: 518
Campus Experience: 125
Education Outcomes 48
Career Outcomes: 40

The remaining Massachusetts schools in the top 500, and their overall ranking, are:

Bentley University - 129
University of Massachusetts- Amherst: 134
Gordon College: 195
Simmons University: 229
University of Massachusetts - Lowell: 282
Framingham State University: 345
Springfield College: 393
Emerson College: 398
Bay Path University: 433
Elms College: 456

To see the full study and read more about its methodology, visit Wallethub.com.

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