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 34% 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 (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 293 staff 90 staff

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 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,905 students 2,021 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 27:1 26:1
# Full-Time Students 3,401 students 758 students
# Part-Time Students 4,504 students 1,479 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
5%
% Hispanic
5%
12%
% Black
21%
12%
% White
66%
62%
% Two or more races
2%
1%
% Unknown races
3%
8%
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. 0.52 0.58

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,056 is less than the state average of $5,094. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,000 is less than the state average of $10,038. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,056 $5,094
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,000 $10,038
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70% 89%
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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,705 students | 12.30 Mi1250 Hancock Street
    Quincy MA 2169
    (800)698-1700
    12.304,705
  • FINE Mortuary College
    Private for-profit
    95 students | 12.70 Mi150 Kerry Place
    Norwood MA 2062
    (781)762-1211
    12.7095
  • 455 students | 13.30 Mi333 Providence Highway, Rte 1
    Norwood MA 02062
    (781)278-7200
    13.30455
  • Laboure College
    Private not-for-profit
    757 students | 14.50 Mi303 Adams Street
    Milton MA 2186
    (617)296-8300
    14.50757
  • Mount Ida College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,320 students | 18.40 Mi777 Dedham Street
    Newton MA 2459
    (617)928-4500
    18.401,320
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.