Massachusetts Bay Community College

Tel: (781)239-3000
5,377 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 5,377 students (36.47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is equalto than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Massachusetts Bay Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Norfolk County, MA.
The nearest community college is The New England Institute of Art (7.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 190 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
College Massachusetts Bay Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 190 staff
61 staff
Massachusetts Bay Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,377 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,377 students 1,296 students
Massachusetts Bay Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
Massachusetts Bay Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,961 students
810 students
Massachusetts Bay Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,416 students
1,036 students
Massachusetts Bay Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Massachusetts Bay Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Massachusetts Bay Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2011-2013)
% Asian
Massachusetts Bay Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Massachusetts Bay Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Massachusetts Bay Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Massachusetts Bay Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Massachusetts Bay Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Massachusetts Bay Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Massachusetts Bay Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.53 0.53
Massachusetts Bay Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,176 is less than the state average of $5,650. 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 $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,176 $5,694
Massachusetts Bay Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,120 $10,252
Massachusetts Bay Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78%
Massachusetts Bay Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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!

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Did You Know?
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 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Norfolk County, MA is ITT Technical Institute-Norwood (Norwood - 02062). Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.