If you visit the state university’s across Massachusetts and surrounding states, you will notice a common theme, renovations. Each state-university in Massachusetts has invested millions and millions into campus improvements over the last 5 years.
Across the state, dozens of new residence halls have been added, multiple new science centers, campus centers, recreation centers and academic buildings have been added or totally renovated and improved.
These campuses are being totally redesigned and upgraded to meet the needs and desires of students, all while keeping the cost of attendance significantly lower than those of private institutions.
The construction rates at private institutions, however, are significantly lower, and the cost of attendance steadily rising.
Prospective students need to make sure that they are comparing campuses before selecting one. You will notice public schools are putting students tuition money back into the institution, where as with private institution it seems to remain unclear.