Massachusetts Liberal Arts Colleges

There are 16 liberalarts colleges located throughout Massachusetts (2 public colleges and 14 private colleges), serving 34,580 students.

Massachusetts Liberal Arts College by County:

Town
College
# Students
  
College Of The Holy Cross
(Private, non-profit)
2,912
  Amherst
1,822
  Amherst
Hampshire College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,460
  Beverly
Endicott College
(Private not-for-profit)
4,413
  Chestnut Hill
Pine Manor College
(Private, non-profit)
318
  Easton
Stonehill College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,602
  Milton
Curry College
(Private not-for-profit)
3,046
  North Adams
1,802
  North Andover
Merrimack College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,657
  Northampton
Smith College
(Private not-for-profit)
3,209
  Norton
Wheaton College (norton)
(Private not-for-profit)
1,627
  South Hadley
Mount Holyoke College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,344
  South Lancaster
Atlantic Union College
(Private not-for-profit)
n/a
  Wellesley
Wellesley College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,471
  Wenham
Gordon College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,772
  Williamstown
Williams College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,125

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