at a glance

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Discover your future at ֱ State University.

As an affordable college in Massachusetts, we're dedicated to making your degree as cost-friendly as possible. As part of our vibrant community, you’ll experience endless opportunities, personalized support, and expert faculty mentorship to help you succeed. Explore our application types below to determine which option is the best match for you.


  • 15:1

    Student-Faculty Ratio

  • #1

    Most Affordable College with Best Outcomes in Massachusetts

  • 87%

    of Students Receive Financial Aid

Undergraduate Admissions

We offer 50+ career-focused majors that fit your passions and professional goals.

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Here, you’ll get the best of both worlds—big school features and small school advantages. Prepare for your future while learning from expert professors in small classes designed to help you thrive.


Graduate Admissions

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Our graduate programs offer affordable tuition and one-on-one assistance through our streamlined application process. You’ll learn from and work closely with expert faculty mentors eager to help you advance in your industry.


  • Graduate Students | You’ve already earned your bachelor’s degree and want to earn your master’s. 
  • Teaching Licensure | You’ve already earned your bachelor’s degree and want to be certified as a teacher or other certified professional. 

Lifelong Learning & Special Programs

No matter where you are in your higher education journey, we can help you reach your goals. We offer additional programs and support for college graduates, degree completers, enterprising high schoolers, and those in the armed forces. 

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  • Certificates | You want to level up your skillset and advance your career with one of our targeted certificates.
  • Online Degree Completion | You’ve graduated from a Massachusetts community college and/or completed the MassTransfer compact and want to complete your bachelor’s entirely online.
  • Early College Programs | You are a high-achieving high school student and want to take college courses.
  • Veterans | You are a veteran, active-duty military, or a member of the Guard/Reserves, or their dependent.

A College of Distinction

ֱ State University has been named a College of Distinction for the 2024-2025 academic year, marking its commitment to providing a high-quality undergraduate education that focuses on hands-on learning, strong student-teacher relationships, a vibrant campus life, and successful outcomes. Learn more about our rankings, awards, and distinctions.

Colleges of Distinction 2024-2025 Awards

Follow your passion at ֱ State University.