Mount Ida College (Closed 2018)

777 Dedham Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
School Highlights
  • Mount Ida College serves 1,320 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Mount Ida College is one of 4 community colleges within Middlesex County, MA.
  • The nearest community college to Mount Ida College is Lasell University (3.4 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 82 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mount Ida College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty82 staff96 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Mount Ida College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Mount Ida College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,320 students3,428 students
Student:Teacher Ratio16:126:1
# Undergraduate Students1,198 students1,105 students
# Graduate Students6 students52 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.530.59
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,000$35,500

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $30,447 is more than the state average of $26,142. The private state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$30,447$26,142
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2016)98%86%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$27,000$11,450
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$9,500$5,000
Acceptance Rate68%68%
SAT Reading425435
SAT Math (Year 2013)435440
SAT Writing (Year 2013)425475
ACT Composite (Year 2013)1921
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Mount Ida College is Lasell University (3.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Lasell University
    Private, non-profit
    874 students | 3.40 Mi129 Fisher Ave
    Brookline MA  02445
    (617) 730-7000
  • 5,369 students | 4.00 Mi50 Oakland St
    Wellesley Hills MA  02481
    (781) 239-3000
  • Lasell College
    Private, non-profit
    2,070 students | 4.20 Mi1844 Commonwealth Avenue
    Auburndale MA  02466
    (617) 243-2000
  • 2,393 students | 5.30 Mi1234 Columbus Ave
    Roxbury Crossing MA  02120
    (617) 427-0060
  • Bay State College
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    Private, for profit
    934 students | 7.10 Mi31 Saint James Avenue
    Boston MA  02116
    (617) 217-9080
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For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,424 per year for in-state students and $9,401 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $26,142 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.