Massachusetts Community Colleges

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There are 31 community colleges located throughout Massachusetts (16 public colleges and 15 private colleges), serving 113,917 students.
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Minority enrollment is 31% (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the national average of 43%.
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The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is more than the 22:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(MA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
5%
Hispanic
12%
Black
12%
White
69%
Unknown
1%

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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,274 per year for in-state students and $9,235 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,752 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Sanford-Brown College-Boston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.