• We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions.

School Highlights

Massasoit Community College serves 6,637 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,637 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,296
  • Out-state tuition: $9,240
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 574 teachers has grown by 149% over five years.
Massasoit Community College
(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
574 staff
285 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Massasoit Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Massasoit Community College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,637 students
2,446 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,495 students
1,218 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,142 students
1,228 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Massasoit Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
400 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
8%
20%
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% Black
30%
15%
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% White
47%
48%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
9%
7%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score
0.67
0.70
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College Completion Rate
17%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,500
$35,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Massasoit Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,296 is less than the state average of $6,343. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,240 is less than the state average of $10,767. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,296
$6,343
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,240
$10,767
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Massasoit Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
71%
81%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Massasoit Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,135
$11,900
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Massasoit Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Massasoit 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 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
70%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
535
SAT Writing
n/a
480
ACT Composite
n/a
8
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Massasoit Community College is a comprehensive institution offering a full range of degree programs, transfer and support services-including an extensive Academic Resource Center, and credentialed certificates in a wide array of fields. With a Massasoit education you can be ready for immediate employment in the workforce or transfer to a four-year college. Massasoit Community College was founded in 1966, but its origin can be traced to a 1947 study by the State Board of Education which determined the need for a low tuition, state supported system. The study proposed that twelve community colleges be established, one of which would serve the Greater Brockton, South Shore area. In 1961, a proposal was brought before the Brockton School Committee, and after a feasibility study, announcement of such a college was made in 1965. In 1985, the Blue Hills Technical Institute, itself in existence since 1966, formally merged with Massasoit Community College, and is now the Canton campus. The Conference Center at Massasoit opened in 1997 offering 7200 square feet of meeting space for local businesses and other community organizations. Brockton Campus physical facilities include a 100 acre Brockton campus which offers students a Fine Arts building with two theaters, a T.V. studio and a radio station; a Field House which houses an olympic sized swimming pool, racketball courts and a weight room; modern classroom buildings and laboratory facilities; and an extensive library facility. Massasoit Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,637 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,296
  • Out-state tuition: $9,240
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,343 per year for in-state students and $10,767 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $29,755 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 68%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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