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List of Colleges in Boston, Massachusetts

Higher Education Articles January 31, 2013

The Greater Boston area in Massachusetts has over one hundred universities and colleges, including leading research institutions, liberal arts schools, art schools, and technical schools, among others. These institutions offer various programs including non-degree professional certificates, and bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. In this article, we will look at a few prominent colleges in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Harvard University

Founded in 1636, this is a privately owned university that is renowned for being the nation’s oldest school for higher learning. It is a member of the prestigious Ivy League; Harvard University is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a city that is located directly across from the Charles River from Boston. Students can seek admission to fourteen institutions for higher learning at Harvard and can enroll in degree programs offered at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Publications such as Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report consistently rate many colleges within the university as being among the country’s top colleges.

Contact Information

  • Address: Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
  • Phone Number: (617) 495-1000

Boston University

Boston University is one of the country’s largest privately owned universities and offers 250 degree programs through its nineteen colleges. It is located in the Fenway-Kenmore and Allston suburbs of Boston and its degree programs are offered at all three levels; undergraduate, graduate and doctoral. Dental and medical degrees are also offered at the Boston University Medical Campus located in Boston’s South End suburb.

Contact Information

  • Address: One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215
  • Phone Number: (617) 353-2000

Northeastern University

This university comprised of eight colleges including law, professional studies, engineering, criminal justice, computer and information science, business administration, arts and sciences and health sciences. Over two hundred programs are offered at the school, at the bachelor and master degree levels.

Northeastern University has received outstanding reviews for its internship and co-op programs, which has been consistently rated as being the in the country. Under this program, students are allowed to attend school for four to five years, and in the process they gain professional experience relating to their area of concentration for up to eighteen months. This program mainly benefits students who want to transition directly into a career after the end of their degree program, as students typically become employed at the company that they have interned.

Contact Information

  • Address: 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
  • Phone Number: (617) 373-2000

Universities and Colleges Located in Boston, Massachusetts

University/College Student Enrollments Institution Type
Bentley University 5,693 4-year, Private
Boston College 14,836 4-year, Private
Boston University 31,766 4-year, Private
Brandeis University 5,327 4-year, Private
Bunker Hill Community College 9,497 2-year, Public
Cambridge College 5,311 4-year, Private
Framingham State College 6,086 4-year, Public
Harvard University 26,496 4-year, Private
Lesley University 6,690 4-year, Private
Massachusetts Bay Community College 5,118 2-year, Public
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10,299 4-year, Private
Massasoit Community College 7,394 2-year, Public
Middlesex Community College 8,522 2-year, Public
North Shore Community College 7,224 2-year, Public
Northeastern University 25,837 4-year, Private
Salem State College 10,157 4-year, Public
Suffolk University 9,434 4-year, Private
Tufts University 10,030 4-year, Private
University of Massachusetts – Boston 14,117 4-year, Public
University of Massachusetts – Lowell 12,471 4-year, Public

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