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Schools Offering Finance Programs in Massachusetts

Each year, approximately 0.8% of Massachusetts graduates receive degrees in finance. That means an estimated 1,819 finance professionals graduate from Massachusetts' 28 finance schools each year.

Top Schools

Harvard University, which is located in Cambridge, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a finance program. It received a ranking of 0th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 11 students graduated from Harvard University's finance program. The tuition rate at Harvard University was $38,415 per year.

Boston College, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a finance program. It is located in Chestnut Hill. In 2010, 315 students graduated from Boston College finance program. Students at Boston College paid $40,542 per year in tuition fees.

Boston University, which is located in Boston, is the third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a finance program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 101 students graduated with degree in finance from Boston University in 2010. The tuition rate at Boston University was $39,864 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Massachusetts' finance schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $25,333 per year, though tuition can range from $40,542 per year to $3,144 per year. In 2010, the finance schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Massachusetts were:

  1. Boston College - located in Chestnut Hill, students are charged $40,542 per year
  2. Brandeis University - located in Waltham, students are charged $40,289 per year
  3. Boston University - located in Boston, students are charged $39,864 per year

The following Massachusetts finance schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Springfield Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $4,386 per year
  3. Bridgewater State University - located in Bridgewater, students are charged $7,053 per year

A finance degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

Many Massachusetts finance graduates become a auditor, financial quantitative analyst, financial examiner, credit analyst, and sales agent. If you decide to work as a finance professional in Massachusetts, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 73,280 Massachusetts finance professional as of 2010. This number includes 1,330 budget analysts, 33,290 auditors, and 2,580 financial quantitative analysts. The Massachusetts counties with the largest populations of finance professional are:

  1. Bristol County - 52,860 finance professionals
  2. Middlesex County - 5,130 finance professionals
  3. Windham County - 4,290 finance professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of finance professionals is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 88,620 finance professionals working in Massachusetts then. Of these 88,620 finance professionals, the government predicts that 1,630 will be budget analysts, 42,890 will be auditors, and 3,360 will be financial quantitative analysts.


finance professionals in Massachusetts earn $80,209 per year on average. But, salaries for finance professional can vary. In 2010, finance professional made as little as less than $24,270 per year or as much as more than $162,280 per year in Massachusetts. The counties in Massachusetts with the highest average salary for finance professionals are:

  1. Bristol County - $82,245 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $81,061 per year
  3. Worcester County - $78,833 per year

The following counties in Massachusetts have the lowest average salaries for finance professional:

  1. Franklin County - $69,733 per year
  2. Berkshire County - $70,622 per year
  3. Windham County - $71,184 per year

The finance professionals with highest average salaries in Massachusetts were:

  1. Branch Financial Manager - $129,240 per year
  2. Sales Agent - $99,630 per year
  3. Economist - $85,580 per year

On average, the lowest paid finance professionals in Massachusetts were:

  1. Credit Analyst - $61,960 per year
  2. Loan Counselor - $48,740 per year

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For more data regarding a career in finance in Massachusetts and to compare salaries with various related fields such as business management or finance, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Finance in Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Finance in Massachusetts
  • Doctoral Degree in Finance in Massachusetts

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Accountants and Auditors 33,290 $75,030 19.8%
Financial Managers 18,610 $129,240 -2.3%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 8,510 $99,630 20.4%
Loan Officers 5,170 $73,890 -29.2%
Financial Specialists, All Other 2,580 $71,440
Financial Examiners 1,410 $83,780 28.2%
Credit Analysts 1,380 $61,960 -28.5%
Budget Analysts 1,330 $72,800 -30.4%
Credit Counselors 560 $48,740
Economists 440 $85,580 -30.2%

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