Top Suffolk County Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 6 top community colleges in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, serving 20,233 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 72% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), and the student:teacher ratio is 32:1.

Top Suffolk County Community Colleges (2018-19)

  • College Location Students
  • Bay State College
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    Private, for profit
    122 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston MA  02116
    6172179000

    1,108 students
  • 250 New Rutherford Ave
    Charlestown MA  02129
    (617)228-2000

    14,253 students
  • Fisher College
    Fisher College Photo - Fisher College || Boston, MA
    Private, non-profit
    118 Beacon Street
    Boston MA  02116
    (617) 236-8800

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

    841 students
  • 1234 Columbus Ave
    Roxbury Crossing MA  02120
    (617)427-0060

    2,393 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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