Cape Cod Community College

Tel: (508)362-2131
4,051 students
Public institution

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Cape Cod Community College delivers educational programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the residents of Cape Cod, the Islands, and adjacent areas of Southeastern Massachusetts. As the sole comprehensive college on Cape Cod, it provides the only access to higher education for many residents.
School Highlights:
Cape Cod Community College serves 4,051 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Cape Cod Community College is the only community colleges within Barnstable County, MA.
The nearest community college is Bristol Community College (40.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 153 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
Cape Cod 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 153 staff
59 staff
Cape Cod Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,051 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,051 students
1,282 students
Cape Cod Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
Cape Cod Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,311 students
810 students
Cape Cod Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,740 students
1,017 students
Cape Cod Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Cape Cod Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Cape Cod Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Cape Cod Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Cape Cod Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Cape Cod Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Cape Cod Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Cape Cod Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Cape Cod 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. 0.25 0.53
Cape Cod Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,088 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,032 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,088 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,032 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69%
Cape Cod Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The College is a student-centered learning community that prepares students for a rapidly changing and socially diverse global economy. To this end, it provides degrees in the liberal arts and sciences; career and technical degrees and certificates; and workforce education. A strong liberal arts focus contributes (1) a foundation for transfer to a baccalaureate programs; (2) general education that supports technical and career programs with communication and analytical competencies as well as broadly based liberal education; and (3) cultural opportunities for the region. Cape Cod Community College was established in 1961, the second institution to open as part of what is now a 15 community college system in Massachusetts that resulted from the persistent efforts of Senator Edward Carleton Stone. Outgrowing its first home, in 1970 Cape Cod Community College moved to its current location on 116 acres in West Barnstable, making it the first community college in the state to build a new campus. Under the direction of its second president, E. Carleton Nickerson, the College moved into five of the eight buildings designated in the master plan for the new campus. With all eight buildings completed by 1974, the structural space on campus totaled 300,249 square feet. Today, the campus consists of 116 acres and 9 buildings, totaling 305,494 square feet. Cape Cod Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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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.