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Higher Education Overview

When people think of college in Massachusetts, one campus usually comes to mind: Harvard University. Known as one of the best universities in the country, Harvard has become a symbol for the Ivy League and a representation for the best kind of education in America. Founded in 1636, Harvard is easily the oldest university in Massachusetts - in fact it is the only college that was operating before the American Revolution in Massachusetts. Harvard University is located in Cambridge, which is just outside of Boston. The university is a private research institution which is known for many of its academic programs, including its School of Divinity and its medical school, among many others. Notable graduates include 75 Nobel Laureates, 8 United States presidents and 62 billionaires.

While Harvard is often the first thought in people's minds when it comes to higher education in this state, there are many other institutions for higher education that are located here. There are more than 100 colleges and universities in the state, ranging from large public research universities to small liberal arts schools. In fact, a landscaping college in Massachusetts has less than 20 students enrolled in it.

Most universities and colleges in Massachusetts are in or just outside of Boston, the main epi-center of the state. This makes Boston a wonderful place for young people to come and study, as it is teeming with life, educational opportunities and interesting activities. Many public universities in Massachusetts are governed by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, which seeks to further educational opportunities in the state as well as improve the quality of public higher education for the residents of Massachusetts.

Another prominent university in Massachusetts is Boston University. Boston University, which is sometimes referred to as BU, is a private research university located in the city. The university has no specific religious affiliation, but it often works with the United Methodist Church. With more than 30,000 students enrolled, Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the entire country. BU is known for its medical school, and has other strong academic programs including business management programs, education programs and dental programs. One of its most famous alumni is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who graduated from the school in 1955 before becoming the leader of the modern-day Civil Rights Movement. It also boasts 7 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Pulitzer Prize winners as alumni.

Colleges & UniversitiesAddressCityZipPhone
American International College1000 State StSpringfield01109(413) 737-7000
Amherst College220 S Pleasant StAmherst01002(413) 542-2000
Anna Maria College50 Sunset LnPaxton01612(508) 849-3300
Assumption College500 Salisbury StWorcester01609(508) 767-7000
Atlantic Union College338 Main StLancaster01523(978) 368-2000
Babson College231 Forest StWellesley02481(781) 235-1200
Bay Path College588 Longmeadow StLongmeadow01106(413) 565-1000
Becker College61 Sever StWorcester01609(508) 791-9241
Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology41 Berkeley StBoston02116(617) 423-4630
Bentley College175 Forest StSouth Waltham02452(781) 891-2000
Berklee College Of Music1140 Boylston StBoston02215(617) 266-1400
Boston College140 Commonwealth AveChestnut Hill02467(617) 552-8000
Boston Conservatory8 FenwayBoston02215(617) 536-6340
Boston Graduate School Of Psychoanalysis1581 Beacon StBrookline02446(617) 277-3915
Boston University1 Silber WayBoston02215(617) 353-2000
Brandeis University415 South StWaltham02453(781) 736-2000
Bridgewater State College131 Summer StreetBridgewater02325(508) 531-1000
Cambridge College1000 Massachusetts AveCambridge02138(617) 868-1000
Clark University950 Main StWorcester01610(508) 793-7711
College Of The Holy Cross1 College StWorcester01610(508) 793-2011
Curry College1071 Blue Hill AveMilton02186(617) 333-0500
Eastern Nazarene College23 E Elm AveQuincy02170(617) 745-3000
Elms College291 Springfield StChicopee01013(413) 594-2761
Emerson College120 Boylston StreetBoston02116(617) 824-8500
Emmanuel College400 FenwayBoston02115(617) 277-9340
Endicott College376 Hale StBeverly01915(978) 927-0585
Fitchburg State College160 Pearl StFitchburg01420(978) 665-3000
Framingham State College100 State StFramingham01702(508) 620-1220
Gordon College255 Grapevine RdWenham01984(978) 927-2300
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary130 Essex StSouth Hamilton01982(978) 468-7111
Hampshire College893 West StAmherst01002(413) 549-4600
Harvard University1350 Massachusetts AveCambridge02138(617) 495-1000
Lasell College1844 Commonwealth AveNewton02466(617) 243-2000
Lesley College29 Everett StCambridge02138(617) 868-9600
Massachusetts College Of Art621 Huntington AveBoston02115(617) 879-7000
Massachusetts College Of Liberal Arts375 Church StNorth Adams01247(413) 662-5000
Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy Health Sciences179 Longwood AveBoston02115(617) 732-2800
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology77 Massachusetts AveCambridge02139(617) 253-1000
Massachusetts Maritime Academy101 Academy DrBuzzards Bay02532(508) 830-5000
Massachusetts School Of Professional Psychology1 Wells AveNewton02459(617) 327-6777
Merrimack College315 Turnpike StNorth Andover01845(978) 837-5000
Mount Holyoke College50 College StSouth Hadley01075(413) 538-2000
Mount Ida College777 Dedham StNewton02459(617) 928-4500
New England College Of Optometry424 Beacon StBoston02115(617) 266-2030
New England Conservatory Of Music290 Huntington AveBoston02115(617) 585-1100
Newbury College129 Fisher AveBrookline02445(617) 730-7000
Nichols College124 Center RdDudley01571(800) 470-3379
North Adams State College375 Church StNorth Adams01247(413) 662-5000
Northeastern University360 Huntington AveBoston02115(617) 373-2000
Pine Manor College400 Heath StChestnut Hill02467(617) 731-7000
Regis College235 Wellesley StWeston02493(781) 768-7000
Salem State College352 Lafayette StSalem01970(978) 542-6000
Simmons College300 FenwayBoston02115(617) 521-2000
Simons Rock College84 Alford Rd.Great Barrington01230(413) 644-4400
Smith College69 Paradise RdNorthampton01063(413) 584-2700
Springfield College263 Alden StSpringfield01109(413) 748-3000
Stonehill College320 Washington StEaston02357(508) 565-1000
Suffolk University8 Ashburton PlBoston02108(617) 573-8000
Tufts University419 Boston AvenueMedford02155(617) 628-5000
University Of Massachusetts - Amherst181 Presidents DrAmherst01003(413) 545-0111
University Of Massachusetts - Boston100 Morrissey BoulevardBoston02125(617) 287-5000
University Of Massachusetts - Dartmouth333 Faunce Corner RdNorth Dartmouth02747(508) 985-1114
University Of Massachusetts - Lowell1 University AveLowell01854(978) 934-4000
University Of Massachusetts - Medical School At Worcester55 N Lake AveWorcester01655(508) 856-8989
Wellesley College106 Central StWellesley02482(781) 283-1000
Wentworth Institute Of Technology550 Huntington AveBoston02115(617) 989-4590
Western New England College1215 Wilbraham RdSpringfield01119(413) 782-3111
Westfield State College333 Western AveWestfield01085(413) 572-5300
Weston Jesuit School Of Theology140 Commonwealth AvenueChestnut Hill02467
Wheaton College26 E Main StNorton02766(508) 285-7722
Wheelock College200 RiverwayBoston02215(617) 879-2000
Williams College880 Main StWilliamstown01267(413) 597-3131
Worcester Polytechnic Institute100 Institute RdWorcester01609(508) 831-5000
Worcester State College486 Chandler StWorcester01602(508) 929-8000

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