Massachusetts attracts people from all over the world, seeking world-class education, health care, and jobs. From some of the best-known universities to top research centers to growing biotech sector, the economy continues to thrive in Boston and beyond. College students who live in and around Boston are just a short drive away from skiing in the mountains of New Hampshire and relaxing on the beaches of Cape Cod. There are more than 100 Massachusetts colleges and universities, including doctoral and research universities, baccalaureate colleges, associate's colleges, and specialty focused institutions. Find out what makes Massachusetts colleges stand apart.