• 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 3,762 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,762 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,176
  • Out-state tuition: $9,120
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 48%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Massachusetts Bay Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 356 teachers has grown by 111% over five years.
Massachusetts Bay 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
356 staff
290 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Massachusetts Bay Community College has declined by 29% 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 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,762 students
2,710 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,181 students
1,152 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,581 students
1,580 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Massachusetts Bay Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
270 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,181 students
1,092 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,581 students
1,182 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
443 students
% Asian
5%
6%
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% Hispanic
20%
16%
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% Black
15%
13%
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% White
52%
55%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score
0.66
0.65
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.78%
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)
$42,200
$35,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,176 is less than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has declined by 17% 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 declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,176
$4,424
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,120
$9,401
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
84%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Massachusetts Bay Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,696
$12,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Massachusetts Bay Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,608
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Massachusetts Bay Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
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

  • 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Massachusetts Bay Community College cost?

Massachusetts Bay Community College's tuition is approximately $4,176 for In-State students and $9,120 for Out-State students.

What is Massachusetts Bay Community College's ranking?

Massachusetts Bay Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Massachusetts for: Least expensive tuition, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,762 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,176
  • Out-state tuition: $9,120
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 48%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Norfolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Norfolk County, MA is Quincy College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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