Watertown, Massachusetts (MA) Colleges and Universities

While there are no mainstream schools in Watertown, Massachusetts, there are 122 institutions within a 25-mile radius. Get more information about some of them so that you can make a well-informed college decision.

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If you want to attend a college or university in Watertown, Massachusetts, you have a wide range of options. Here, you can look at data from the National Center for Education Statistics to help you make a decision.

Closest Schools to Watertown, Massachusetts

Because Watertown is located very near Boston, Massachusetts, there are over a hundred schools nearby. If you're looking to minimize your commute, check out the schools that are the shortest distance from Watertown.

  • Cambridge College (2.5 miles)
  • Harvard University (2.5 miles)
  • Lesley University (2.5 miles)
  • Bentley University (2.5 miles)
  • Brandeis University (3.1 miles)

Largest Schools Near Watertown, Massachusetts

In the Watertown area, you can choose between small, mid-size, and large institutions. Check out the five largest universities in the area if you're looking for a school with a large student body.

  • Boston University (32,112 students)
  • Harvard University (28,791 students)
  • Northeastern University (19,798 students)
  • University of Massachusetts - Lowell (17,179 students)
  • University of Massachusetts - Boston (16,756 students)

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  • Computer Sciences
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  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
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Lowest Net Price

The NCES determines the net cost for colleges and universities by subtracting the average financial aid package from the total cost of attendance for full-time undergraduate students. If college affordability is a major concern for you, one of the following five schools may be a good choice. Statistics are for the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Middlesex Community College ($4,384 per year)
  • Bunker Hill Community College ($6,842 per year)
  • Roxbury Community College ($6,977 per year)
  • North Shore Community College ($7,523 per year)
  • Massasoit Community College ($7,663 per year)

Highest Graduation Rate

The overall graduation rate, as reported by NCES, represents the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who graduated in 150% of the 'normal time' it takes to complete their degree program. The following five Watertown-area schools have the highest graduation rates. All of these rates were above 90% for students who finished in 2015.

  • Harvard University (98%)
  • Wellesley College (93%)
  • Tufts University (93%)
  • Boston College (92%)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (92%)

Overall, it can be helpful to examine location, student population size, net price, and graduation rate when deciding whether one of the schools in the Watertown, Massachusetts area meets your college criteria.

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