Massachusetts Bay Community College

  • Founded in 1961, MassBay is one of 15 accredited Community Colleges within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Public Higher Education System. Our goal is to prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution, enter the job market in high demand fields, retrain you for new job opportunities and provide exciting lifelong learning selections.

School Highlights

Massachusetts Bay Community College serves 4,048 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

Massachusetts Bay Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 356 teachers has grown by 104% over five years.
Massachusetts Bay Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty356 staff285 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Massachusetts Bay Community College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Massachusetts Bay Community College diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,048 students2,446 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:110:1
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# Full-Time Students1,451 students1,218 students
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# Part-Time Students2,597 students1,228 students
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% Asian
5%
5%
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% Hispanic
20%
20%
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% Black
14%
15%
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% White
48%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
8%
7%
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Diversity Score0.700.70
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College Completion Rate
19%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,200$35,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,176 is less than the state average of $6,343. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,120 is less than the state average of $10,767. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,176$6,343
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,120$10,767
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,768$11,900
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,344$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) is an accredited two-year public college with campuses in Wellesley and Framingham, and a Technology Center in Ashland. Earn your Associate Degree, Certificate, or choose non-credit professional and continuing education programs. We feature small class sizes for more personalized attention and an individualized learning environment and a dedicated team of professors focused on helping each of their students succeed and accomplish their educational goals. Many of our professors teach at other prestigious Boston-area institutions, have published works in their particular field, or have won awards for their accomplishments. Centers of Excellence that allow you to study and interact among peers with similar career goals. Resources, like part-time, evening, Saturday and online classes, to make it easier for you to fit college into your lifestyle. We provide quality career programs for immediate employment and programs paralleling the first two years of a Bachelor's Degree. MassBay offers a diverse course selection in the Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Computers, and Health Sciences programs of study. Student Activities are the other side of college life, the extracurricular activities outside of the classroom. In addition to attending and participating in events, you can join a club or organization that plans the events or run for an elected position and tackle some campus issues. Student clubs at Mass Bay include everything from Student Government, to cultural groups to honorary societies and academic groups. Taking a leadership role in any of these groups offers you the opportunity to learn many skills. You can learn how to budget money, implement and evaluate projects and programs, manage and resolve conflict, communicate publicly, develop critical thinking skills, improve interpersonal skills, develop an ability to work in groups of diverse individuals, reflect on your professional abilities, understand community responsibility and most importantly, have FUN!

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Massachusetts Bay Community College is Lasell University (2.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Lasell University
    Lasell University Photo
    Private, non-profit
    2,060 students | 2.40 Mi1844 Commonwealth Avenue
    Newton, MA 02466
    (617) 243-2000
    2.402,060
  • 1,674 students | 8.70 Mi1234 Columbus Ave
    Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
    (617) 427-0060
    8.701,674
  • FINE Mortuary College
    Private for-profit
    100 students | 9.70 Mi150 Kerry Place
    Norwood, MA 02062
    (781) 762-1211
    9.70100
  • Fisher College
    Private, non-profit
    1,628 students | 10.10 Mi118 Beacon Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 236-8800
    10.101,628
  • Bay State College
    Bay State College Photo
    Private, for profit
    691 students | 10.20 Mi31 Saint James Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 217-9080
    10.20691
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Did You Know?
Norfolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Norfolk County, MA is Massachusetts Bay Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.