Cape Cod Community College

Tel: (508)362-2131
  • 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 3,818 students (29% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Cape Cod Community College is the only community colleges within Barnstable County, MA.
  • The nearest community college is Bristol Community College (40.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 150 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Cape Cod Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty150 staff95 staff
Cape Cod Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,818 has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,818 students2,713 students
Cape Cod Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:126:1
Cape Cod Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,105 students1,076 students
Cape Cod Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,713 students1,637 students
Cape Cod Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Cape Cod Community College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Cape Cod Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Cape Cod Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Cape Cod Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Cape Cod Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Cape Cod Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Cape Cod Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Cape Cod Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.340.59
Cape Cod Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Cape Cod Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$35,600
Cape Cod Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,212 is less than the state average of $5,267. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,136 is less than the state average of $9,951. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,212$5,267
Cape Cod Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,136$9,951
Cape Cod Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes*Full Time Tuition a
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%86%
Cape Cod Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$15,250
Cape Cod Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,300
Cape Cod Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $5,267 per year for in-state students and $9,951 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $26,142 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.