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 5,369 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 39%.
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Norfolk County, MA.
  • The nearest community college to Massachusetts Bay Community College is Lasell College (2.5 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 168 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Massachusetts Bay Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty168 staff96 staff
Massachusetts Bay Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Massachusetts Bay Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Massachusetts Bay Community College diversity score of 0.59 is equal to the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,369 students3,428 students
Massachusetts Bay Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:126:1
Massachusetts Bay Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,874 students1,076 students
Massachusetts Bay Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,495 students2,352 students
Massachusetts Bay Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Massachusetts Bay Community College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Massachusetts Bay Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Massachusetts Bay Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Massachusetts Bay Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Massachusetts Bay Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Massachusetts Bay Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Massachusetts Bay Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.590.59
Massachusetts Bay Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Massachusetts Bay Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,200$35,500
Massachusetts Bay Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,176 is less than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,120 is less than the state average of $9,401. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,176$4,424
Massachusetts Bay Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,120$9,401
Massachusetts Bay Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid66%86%
Massachusetts Bay Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,800$11,450
Massachusetts Bay Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,016$5,000
Massachusetts Bay Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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 College (2.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Lasell College
    Private, non-profit
    2,070 students | 2.50 Mi1844 Commonwealth Avenue
    Auburndale MA  02466
  • Newbury College
    Private, non-profit
    874 students | 6.30 Mi129 Fisher Ave
    Brookline MA  02445
  • 2,393 students | 8.70 Mi1234 Columbus Ave
    Roxbury Crossing MA  02120
  • FINE Mortuary College
    Private, for profit
    104 students | 9.70 Mi150 Kerry Place
    Norwood MA  02062
  • Bay State College
    Bay State College Photo
    Private, for profit
    1,108 students | 9.90 Mi122 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston MA  02116
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Did You Know?
Norfolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Norfolk County, MA is Dean College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.