Liberal Arts Schools In Massachusetts

Liberal Arts classes faculty can choose to work at one of 75 accredited liberal arts schools in Massachusetts. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the liberal arts academic community in Massachusetts, and the future trends in liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Schools

  1. American International College

    1000 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

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  2. Amherst College

    Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000

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  3. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  4. Assumption College

    500 Salisbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296

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  5. Atlantic Union College

    338 Main St, South Lancaster, Massachusetts 01561-1000

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  6. Bay Path College

    588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

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  7. Becker College

    61 Sever St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2165

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  8. Bentley University

    175 Forest St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-4705

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  9. Berkshire Community College

    1350 West Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-5786

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  10. Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Brandeis University

    415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  14. Bristol Community College

    777 Elsbree St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395

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  15. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

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  16. Cambridge College

    1000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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  17. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  18. Clark University

    950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-1477

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. Curry College

    1071 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, Massachusetts 02186-2395

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  20. Dean College

    99 Main Street, Franklin, Massachusetts 02038-1941

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  21. Eastern Nazarene College

    23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170-2999

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  22. Emmanuel College in Boston

    400 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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  23. Endicott College

    376 Hale Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

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  24. Fisher College

    118 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  25. Fitchburg State University

    160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

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  26. Framingham State University

    100 State Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701-9101

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  27. Gordon College in Wenham

    255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

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  28. Greenfield Community College

    One College Dr, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739

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  29. Hampshire College

    893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001

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  30. Harvard University

    Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    1 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  31. College of the Holy Cross

    One College Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-2395

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  32. Holyoke Community College

    303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

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  33. Lasell College

    1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466

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  34. Lesley University

    29 Everett St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790

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  35. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  36. Marian Court College

    35 Little's Point Rd, Swampscott, Massachusetts 01907

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  37. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  38. University of Massachusetts-Boston

    100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393

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  39. Massachusetts Bay Community College

    50 Oakland St, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481-5399

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  40. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  41. Massasoit Community College

    One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996

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  42. Merrimack College

    315 Turnpike St, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

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  43. Middlesex Community College in Bedford

    Springs Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-9124

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  44. Mount Holyoke College

    50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075-1489

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  45. Mount Ida College

    777 Dedham Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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  46. Mount Wachusett Community College

    444 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000

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  47. Newbury College-Brookline

    129 Fisher Ave, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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  48. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    375 Church St, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247-4100

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  49. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840

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  50. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  51. Northern Essex Community College

    100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399

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  52. College of Our Lady of the Elms

    291 Springfield St, Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013

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  53. Pine Manor College

    400 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

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  54. Quincy College

    24 Saville Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

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  55. Quinsigamond Community College

    670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01606-2092

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  56. Regis College

    235 Wellesley St, Weston, Massachusetts 02493-1571

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  57. Roxbury Community College

    1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts 02120-3400

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  58. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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  59. Simmons College

    300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898

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  60. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-9702

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  61. Smith College

    Elm St, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

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  62. Springfield College

    263 Alden St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109-3797

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  63. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296

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  64. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

    285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-2300

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  65. Stonehill College

    320 Washington Street, Easton, Massachusetts 02357-6110

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  66. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  67. Tufts University

    28 Sawyer Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155-5555

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  68. Wellesley College

    106 Central St, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481-8203

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  69. Western New England College

    1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 01119-2684

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  70. Westfield State University

    577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630

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  71. Wheaton College in Norton

    26 E Main St, Norton, Massachusetts 02766

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  72. Wheelock College

    200 the Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215-4176

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  73. Williams College

    880 Main St, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267

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  74. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    100 Institute Road, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  75. Urban College of Boston

    178 Tremont St 7th Fl, Boston, Massachusetts 02111-1093

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Cities

  1. Liberal Arts Schools in Boston, MA10 Schools
  2. Liberal Arts Schools in Worcester, MA6 Schools
  3. Liberal Arts Schools in Springfield, MA4 Schools
  4. Liberal Arts Schools in Cambridge, MA4 Schools
  5. Liberal Arts Schools in Amherst, MA3 Schools
  6. Liberal Arts Schools in Chestnut Hill, MA2 Schools
  7. Liberal Arts Schools in Quincy, MA2 Schools
  8. Liberal Arts Schools in Waltham, MA2 Schools
  9. Liberal Arts Schools in Newton, MA2 Schools
  10. Liberal Arts Schools in Northampton, MA1 Schools
  11. Liberal Arts Schools in Bedford, MA1 Schools
  12. Liberal Arts Schools in South Hadley, MA1 Schools
  13. Liberal Arts Schools in Haverhill, MA1 Schools
  14. Liberal Arts Schools in Westfield, MA1 Schools
  15. Liberal Arts Schools in North Andover, MA1 Schools
  16. Liberal Arts Schools in Milton, MA1 Schools
  17. Liberal Arts Schools in Lowell, MA1 Schools
  18. Liberal Arts Schools in Weston, MA1 Schools
  19. Liberal Arts Schools in Longmeadow, MA1 Schools
  20. Liberal Arts Schools in Swampscott, MA1 Schools
  21. Liberal Arts Schools in Brockton, MA1 Schools
  22. Liberal Arts Schools in Pittsfield, MA1 Schools
  23. Liberal Arts Schools in Beverly, MA1 Schools
  24. Liberal Arts Schools in Bridgewater, MA1 Schools
  25. Liberal Arts Schools in Great Barrington, MA1 Schools
  26. Liberal Arts Schools in Danvers, MA1 Schools
  27. Liberal Arts Schools in Barnstable, MA1 Schools
  28. Liberal Arts Schools in North Adams, MA1 Schools
  29. Liberal Arts Schools in Salem, MA1 Schools
  30. Liberal Arts Schools in Fall River, MA1 Schools
  31. Liberal Arts Schools in Williamstown, MA1 Schools
  32. Liberal Arts Schools in Wenham, MA1 Schools
  33. Liberal Arts Schools in Dartmouth, MA1 Schools
  34. Liberal Arts Schools in Greenfield, MA1 Schools
  35. Liberal Arts Schools in Franklin, MA1 Schools
  36. Liberal Arts Schools in Norton, MA1 Schools
  37. Liberal Arts Schools in Fitchburg, MA1 Schools
  38. Liberal Arts Schools in Gardner, MA1 Schools
  39. Liberal Arts Schools in South Lancaster, MA1 Schools
  40. Liberal Arts Schools in Brookline, MA1 Schools
  41. Liberal Arts Schools in Medford, MA1 Schools
  42. Liberal Arts Schools in Chicopee, MA1 Schools
  43. Liberal Arts Schools in Paxton, MA1 Schools
  44. Liberal Arts Schools in Holyoke, MA1 Schools
  45. Liberal Arts Schools in Framingham, MA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

Massachusetts 2,220
National 69,880

Of all of the liberal arts professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Massachusetts.

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Massachusetts

2,200 2,200 2,130 2,180 2,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, liberal arts is a growing field. In Massachusetts, 20 more liberal arts professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of liberal arts has grown by 1% in Massachusetts. This growth is slower than the change in the number of liberal arts professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 18% from 2006 to 2010.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$62,850 $65,940 $66,330 $71,860 $70,450
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Massachusetts, as the number of liberal arts professionals is growing, the salaries earned by liberal arts professionals are increasing. The mean salary for liberal arts professionals in 2006 was $62,850 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $70,450 per year.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$40,290
25th percentile
$49,790
50th percentile
$65,740
75th percentile
$84,060
90th percentile
$108,980

Thus, liberal arts professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of liberal arts, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid liberal arts professionals earning 170% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Massachusetts state.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

English
$63,743
History
$62,665
Liberal Arts
$70,450
Math
$88,935
Music
$52,610

Liberal arts professionals in Massachusetts earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Massachusetts

associate
49
bachelor
92
master
11
doctor
5
Certificate
6
Total163

The number of students graduating from the 75 accredited liberal arts schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006 there were 4,512 liberal arts graduates from liberal arts courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 5,157 graduates.

This represents a 14% increase in the number of liberal arts degree or certificate school graduates in Massachusetts state. 56% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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