• 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 2,710 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is same as the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,710 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,212
  • Out-state tuition: $9,136
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 315 teachers has grown by 110% over five years.
Cape Cod Community College
(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
315 staff
290 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cape Cod Community College has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Cape Cod Community College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,710 students
2,710 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
811 students
1,152 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,899 students
1,580 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
179 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
811 students
1,092 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,899 students
1,182 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
443 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
7%
16%
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% Black
6%
13%
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% White
74%
55%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.44
0.65
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.15%
3.78%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.96%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,300
$35,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,212 is less than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,136 is less than the state average of $9,401. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,212
$4,424
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,136
$9,401
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Tuition Notes
*Full Time Tuition a
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
78%
84%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,249
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,498
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
77%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
535
SAT Writing
n/a
480
ACT Composite
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cape Cod Community College cost?

Cape Cod Community College's tuition is approximately $4,212 for In-State students and $9,136 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,710 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,212
  • Out-state tuition: $9,136
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,424 per year for in-state students and $9,401 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $30,266 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 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Fisher College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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