Massachusetts Bay Community College

Tel: (781)239-3000
5,369 students
Public institution
Founded in 1961, MassBay is one of 15 accredited Community Colleges within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Public Higher Education System. Our goal is to prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution, enter the job market in high demand fields, retrain you for new job opportunities and provide exciting lifelong learning selections.
School Highlights
Massachusetts Bay Community College serves 5,369 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.
Massachusetts Bay Community College is one of 8 community colleges within Norfolk County, MA.
The nearest community college is Lasell College (2.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 168 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Massachusetts Bay Community College (MA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 168 staff 90 staff

Student Body

The student population of 5,369 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,369 students 2,021 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 32:1 26:1
# Full-Time Students 1,874 students 758 students
# Part-Time Students 3,495 students 1,479 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
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. 0.60 0.58

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,176 is less than the state average of $5,094. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,120 is less than the state average of $10,038. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,176 $5,094
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,120 $10,038
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 66% 89%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) is an accredited two-year public college with campuses in Wellesley and Framingham, and a Technology Center in Ashland. Earn your Associate Degree, Certificate, or choose non-credit professional and continuing education programs. We feature small class sizes for more personalized attention and an individualized learning environment and a dedicated team of professors focused on helping each of their students succeed and accomplish their educational goals. Many of our professors teach at other prestigious Boston-area institutions, have published works in their particular field, or have won awards for their accomplishments. Centers of Excellence that allow you to study and interact among peers with similar career goals. Resources, like part-time, evening, Saturday and online classes, to make it easier for you to fit college into your lifestyle. We provide quality career programs for immediate employment and programs paralleling the first two years of a Bachelor's Degree. MassBay offers a diverse course selection in the Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Computers, and Health Sciences programs of study. Student Activities are the other side of college life, the extracurricular activities outside of the classroom. In addition to attending and participating in events, you can join a club or organization that plans the events or run for an elected position and tackle some campus issues. Student clubs at Mass Bay include everything from Student Government, to cultural groups to honorary societies and academic groups. Taking a leadership role in any of these groups offers you the opportunity to learn many skills. You can learn how to budget money, implement and evaluate projects and programs, manage and resolve conflict, communicate publicly, develop critical thinking skills, improve interpersonal skills, develop an ability to work in groups of diverse individuals, reflect on your professional abilities, understand community responsibility and most importantly, have FUN!

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Lasell College
    Private not-for-profit
    2,070 students | 2.50 Mi1844 Commonwealth Avenue
    Newton MA 2466
  • Mount Ida College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,320 students | 4.00 Mi777 Dedham Street
    Newton MA 2459
  • Newbury College
    Private not-for-profit
    874 students | 6.30 Mi129 Fisher Ave
    Brookline MA 2445
  • 555 students | 7.60 Mi10 Brookline Place West
    Brookline MA 02445
  • 455 students | 8.60 Mi333 Providence Highway, Rte 1
    Norwood MA 02062
Did You Know?
For Norfolk County, MA private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $23,802 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Norfolk County, MA 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 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Norfolk County, MA is The New England Institute of Art. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.