College Education In Massachusetts: Massachusetts has 31 public and 91 private institutions of higher education, several of which rank as the most renowned institutions in the United States. There are more than 40 colleges located in the greater Boston area alone.
Massachusetts Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: National Rankings – Harvard University (#1), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (#4), Tufts University (#28), Brandeis University (#31), Boston College (#34), Boston University (#60); Liberal Arts Rankings – Amherst College (#1), Williams College (#1), Wellesley College (#4), Smith College (#18), Mount Holyoke College (#27), College of the Holy Cross (#35).
A Closer Look at Massachusetts Education: Massachusetts boasts an excellent state college system, the University of Massachusetts, with five prominent campuses across the state.
Did You Know? As of 2008, Harvard University held the second largest financial endowment of any non-profit organization in the nation, second only to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. [Ed. Note: Leave it to Bill Gates to ‘outclass’ Harvard; Gates left Harvard during his junior year to begin a ‘little’ computer company…and the rest is history.]