Best Christian Colleges in Massachusetts 2022

For prospective college students looking for schools that align with their Christian faith and demonstrate academic excellence, here are the best Christian colleges in Massachusetts.

Best Christian Colleges in Massachusetts 2022

Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

Some of the most talked about universities in Massachusetts are its private schools, including Boston University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which also happen to be the largest. Tuition for these prestigious schools runs between $50,000 and $54,000. Students here have access to some of the top programs in the country in fields such as biology, literature, law, education, engineering, and religious studies. The alumni from New England schools are equally as impressive, including Martin Luther King Jr., Bill Gates, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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The public higher education institutes also boast top-notch programs, allowing students to pursue associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in fields like mathematics, social work, medicine, and economics. The University of Massachusetts Amherst, the state’s largest public university, offers tuition around $16,000 and serves over 28,000 students. Additionally, students who are interested in attending a religiously affiliated school have 17 options to choose from, most of which feature high graduation rates for their students. For future dental, medical, or mental health professionals, Massachusetts also offers loan forgiveness programs for those working in underserved communities.

As the port of destination for the Mayflower, home to the Plymouth colony, and site of the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts looms large in United States history, but this most populous New England state isn’t just for history buffs. The Bay State is also known for its delicious cuisine, beautiful coastlines, and devout sports fans. Not to mention, it has over 100 colleges for students to choose from.

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What are Massachusetts’ Colleges & Universities?

Massachusetts’ Best Overall

The following list of the best Christian schools consists entirely of colleges and universities that offer four-year undergraduate degrees. We’ve identified 10 Christian colleges in Massachusetts. In order to be included in this ranking list of best Christian colleges and universities, a school must self-identify as Christian, be fully accredited, and offer a broad range of bachelor degree programs.

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How do we determine Massachusetts's best Christian colleges and universities?

Methodology

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great! If you are serious about finding the best colleges and universities for a bachelor’s degree, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching and whether their graduates are themselves advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence in their fields of study.

Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Concentrated Influence provides a ranking that is freer from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.

To rank the influence of schools, we first determine the influence of scholars and professionals based on the number of citations and publications they have had over the past 10 years. In addition to publications and citations, we consider the web links to and from these sources, and the page views of those sources. We then match the influential people to their alma maters and institutions of employment, so that their influence is attributed to those schools. Our machine-learning Influence Ranking algorithm produces a numerical score of academic achievements, merits, and citations across Wikipedia, wikidata, Crossref, Semantic Scholar and an ever-growing body of data. If you are interested in exploring how and why we rank by influence, explore our methodology in more depth.

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Best Christian Colleges in Massachusetts 2022

  1. #2

    College of the Holy Cross

    Worcester , MA
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    38%

    Graduation

    93%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1345/30

    What is College of the Holy Cross known for?

    College of the Holy Cross’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • Communications
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Sociology
    • Economics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Education

    Most Influential Alumni

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  2. #3

    Stonehill College

    Easton , MA

    Tuition + fees

    $48K

    Acceptance

    69%

    Graduation

    82%

    Student body

    3K

    What is Stonehill College known for?

    Stonehill College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • Computer Science
    • Economics
    • Physics
    • Communications
    • Religious Studies
    • Literature
    • History

    Most Influential Alumni

  3. #4

    Gordon College

    Wenham , MA

    Tuition + fees

    $26K

    Acceptance

    68%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1185/25

    What is Gordon College known for?

    Gordon College ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology
    • Communications
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Physics
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Social Work
    • Business

    Most Influential Alumni

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  4. #5

    Anna Maria College

    Paxton , MA

    Tuition + fees

    $40K

    Acceptance

    86%

    Graduation

    50%

    Student body

    1K

    What is Anna Maria College known for?

    Anna Maria College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Criminal Justice
    • Nursing
    • Political Science
    • Education
    • Law
    • History
    • Communications
    • Medical
    • Sociology
    • Social Work

    Most Influential Alumni

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  5. #6

    Merrimack College

    North Andover , MA

    Tuition + fees

    $47K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    74%

    Student body

    5K

    What is Merrimack College known for?

    Merrimack College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Sociology
    • Communications
    • Mathematics
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Economics
    • Computer Science
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Religious Studies

    Most Influential Alumni

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  6. #7

    Eastern Nazarene College

    Quincy , MA

    Tuition + fees

    $27K

    Acceptance

    64%

    Graduation

    38%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    995/20

    What is Eastern Nazarene College known for?

    Eastern Nazarene College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Physics
    • Religious Studies
    • Computer Science
    • Education
    • History
    • Social Work
    • Psychology
    • Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Literature

    Most Influential Alumni

  7. #8

    Emmanuel College

    Boston , MA

    Tuition + fees

    $44K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    62%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1170/24

    What is Emmanuel College known for?

    Emmanuel College ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Chemistry
    • Medical
    • Sociology
    • Communications
    • Nursing
    • Biology
    • Economics
    • Philosophy
    • Social Work

    Most Influential Alumni

  8. #9

    Assumption University

    Worcester , MA

    Tuition + fees

    $46K

    Acceptance

    81%

    Graduation

    73%

    Student body

    2K

    What is Assumption University known for?

    Assumption University ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Philosophy
    • Business
    • Sociology
    • Anthropology
    • Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Social Work
    • Chemistry
    • Psychology
    • Physics

    Most Influential Alumni

  9. #10

    Elms College

    Chicopee , MA

    Tuition + fees

    $39K

    Acceptance

    70%

    Graduation

    64%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1050/21

    What is Elms College known for?

    Elms College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Nursing
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Business
    • Religious Studies
    • Literature
    • History
    • Sociology
    • Law
    • Education

    Most Influential Alumni

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2021 Ranking Archive

Many of our 2022 undergraduate focused rankings look considerably different than 2021. That’s because we took a fundamentally different apporach. For 2021 we utiulized our Concentrated Influence algorithm, designed to take away the size advantage larger schools have when we rank their faculty and alumni’s academic influence. Concentrated influence highlights smaller schools that are proportionally as successful as larger universities at cultivating influential alumni and faculty.

  1. Boston College
  2. College of the Holy Cross
  3. Stonehill College
  4. Gordon College
  5. Emmanuel College
  6. Merrimack College
  7. Elms College
  8. Assumption University
  9. Eastern Nazarene College
  10. Anna Maria College