Massasoit Community College

One Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, MA 02302-3996
Tel: (508)588-9100
7,905 students
Public institution
We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions.
School Highlights
Massasoit Community College serves 7,905 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Massasoit Community College is the only community colleges within Plymouth County, MA.
The nearest community college is Quincy College (12.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 293 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
College Massasoit Community College 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 Public
Total Faculty 293 staff
62 staff
Massasoit Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 7,905 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,905 students 1,371 students
Massasoit Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
Massasoit Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,401 students
779 students
Massasoit Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 4,504 students
1,083 students
Massasoit Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Massasoit Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Massasoit Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Massasoit Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Massasoit Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Massasoit Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Massasoit Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Massasoit Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Massasoit Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Massasoit 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. 0.50 0.70
Massasoit Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,296 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,240 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,296 $5,664
Massasoit Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,240 $10,360
Massasoit Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
Massasoit Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Massasoit Community College is a comprehensive institution offering a full range of degree programs, transfer and support services-including an extensive Academic Resource Center, and credentialed certificates in a wide array of fields. With a Massasoit education you can be ready for immediate employment in the workforce or transfer to a four-year college. Massasoit Community College was founded in 1966, but its origin can be traced to a 1947 study by the State Board of Education which determined the need for a low tuition, state supported system. The study proposed that twelve community colleges be established, one of which would serve the Greater Brockton, South Shore area. In 1961, a proposal was brought before the Brockton School Committee, and after a feasibility study, announcement of such a college was made in 1965. In 1985, the Blue Hills Technical Institute, itself in existence since 1966, formally merged with Massasoit Community College, and is now the Canton campus. The Conference Center at Massasoit opened in 1997 offering 7200 square feet of meeting space for local businesses and other community organizations. Brockton Campus physical facilities include a 100 acre Brockton campus which offers students a Fine Arts building with two theaters, a T.V. studio and a radio station; a Field House which houses an olympic sized swimming pool, racketball courts and a weight room; modern classroom buildings and laboratory facilities; and an extensive library facility. Massasoit Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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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 $22,255 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 75%. 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is New England College of Business and Finance. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.