Most Selective Community Colleges in Massachusetts

  • The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is approximately 72% per year (2020).
  • The most selective college in Massachusetts is currently Bay State College, with an acceptance rate of 50%.

Most Selective Community Colleges in Massachusetts (2020)

  • College Acceptance Rate Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Bay State College
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    Private, for profit
    122 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston MA  02116
  • Rank: #22.
    Becker College
    Private, non-profit
    61 Sever St
    Worcester MA  01609
  • Rank: #33.
    Bay Path University
    Private, non-profit
    588 Longmeadow Street
    Longmeadow MA  01106
  • Rank: #44.
    Dean College
    Private, non-profit
    99 Main Street
    Franklin MA  02038
  • Rank: #55.
    Lasell University
    Private, non-profit
    129 Fisher Ave
    Brookline MA  02445
  • Rank: #66.
    Lasell College
    Private, non-profit
    1844 Commonwealth Avenue
    Auburndale MA  02466
  • Rank: #77.
    FINE Mortuary College
    Private, for profit
    150 Kerry Place
    Norwood MA  02062
  • Rank: #88.
    Bard College at Simon's Rock
    Private, non-profit
    84 Alford Road
    Great Barrington MA  01230
  • Rank: #99.
    Laboure College
    Private, non-profit
    303 Adams Street
    Milton MA  02186
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