Top Boston Community Colleges

  • For the 2020 school year, there are 3 top community colleges in Boston, Massachusetts, serving 2,759 students.
  • Suffolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), and the student:teacher ratio is 19:1.

Top Boston, MA Community Colleges (2020)

  • College Location Students
  • Bay State College
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    Private, for profit
    122 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston MA  02116
    (617)217-9000

    1,108 students
  • 10 High St Ste 204
    Boston MA  02110
    (617)951-2350

    841 students
  • Urban College of Boston
    Private, non-profit
    178 Tremont St 7th Fl
    Boston MA  02111
    (617)348-6359

    810 students
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