Boston Colleges and Universities

Boston, Massachusetts offers both the exciting atmosphere of a college town and the career and educational opportunities of a thriving East Coast city. Students of Boston colleges and universities come from around the globe to take advantage of the city's educational opportunities. Over 250,000 students attend school in the Boston and Cambridge area, and many choose to remain in Boston for the number of career choices available.

Though there are over 100 Boston colleges and universities, each college has its own identity, which it contributes to the overall college community. Boston University is the city's fourth-largest employer, and boasted a fall 2007 enrollment of nearly 30,000 students. Additionally, Boston colleges and universities like Berklee College of Music and Boston Architectural College offer students a focused education in their chosen specialization.

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Cultural Diversity in Boston



Large Schools

University of Massachusetts-Boston
Northeastern University
Boston University

Medium Schools

Berklee College of Music
Bunker Hill Community College
MCPHS University
Simmons College
Suffolk University
Northeastern University Global Network

Small Schools

New England College of Business and Finance
Boston Baptist College
Boston Architectural College
The Boston Conservatory
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Fisher College
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
University of Massachusetts-Central Office
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
MGH Institute of Health Professions
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston
The New England Conservatory of Music
New England College of Optometry
New England Law-Boston
New England School of Photography
North Bennet Street School
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wheelock College
Urban College of Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital Dietetic Internship
Bay State College
Empire Beauty School-Boston
Jupiter Beauty Academy
American Academy of Personal Training-Boston Campus