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2-year colleges

These colleges typically offer certificate and associate degree programs that prepare students for a specific career or to transfer to a 4-year college. They usually have open admission policies, which means that they require only a high school diploma or GED. Credits earned may transfer to other area schools.

  Name Location
D.Quinsigamond Community CollegeWorcester, MA
E.Massachusetts Bay Community CollegeWellesley Hills, MA
Q.Middlesex Community CollegeBedford, MA
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4-year colleges and universities

These colleges and universities offer bachelor's and higher degree programs. Most provide on-campus housing and offer additional social, athletic and academic opportunities.

  Name Location
A.Framingham State UniversityFramingham, MA
B.Regis CollegeWeston, MA
C.Wellesley CollegeWellesley, MA
F.Brandeis UniversityWaltham, MA
G.Babson CollegeBabson Park, MA
H.Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringNeedham, MA
I.Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcester, MA
J.Becker CollegeWorcester, MA
K.Lasell CollegeNewton, MA
L.Assumption CollegeWorcester, MA
M.College of the Holy CrossWorcester, MA
N.Clark UniversityWorcester, MA
O.Bentley UniversityWaltham, MA
P.Worcester State UniversityWorcester, MA
R.Mount Ida CollegeNewton, MA
S.Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MA
T.Pine Manor CollegeChestnut Hill, MA
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For-profit Colleges

These businesses offer a variety of certificate, associate, bachelor's and higher degree programs that typically prepare students for a specific career. They tend to have higher costs and can mean graduating with more debt. Credits earned may not transfer to other area schools, so you should plan carefully and ask questions of the admission office at each college.

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