Future Ready Mentor Toolkit

Beyond High School

Massachusetts State Colleges and Universities

Massachusetts has 29 exceptional state colleges and universities. Students and families do not have to go far to discover quality academic programs, faculty, and a wide array of degree programs. For students concerned about the cost of college, a public college or university is a great option; it provides a quality education at a fraction of the cost of most private colleges and universities. Massachusetts public college and universities are great places to begin the college campus tour process.



The transition to college is a crucial time for students. Use the College Checklist to help keep track of important forms and deadlines and the steps to take on campus to ensure a smooth transition.
Downloadable PDF: College Freshman Year Preparations


College will be very different from high school. This guide breaks down the differences between high school and college expectations.
Downloadable PDF: High School vs. College