Quincy College

  • Quincy College is a municipally affiliated, comprehensive community college addressing the educational, training and cultural needs of Greater Quincy and Plymouth, metropolitan Boston, and the South Shore of Massachusetts. The College is an open access institution which values achievement, diversity, economic opportunity, and life-long learning. Excellence in learning and teaching is emphasized in all college programs.
School Highlights
  • Quincy College serves 4,705 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Quincy College is one of 6 community colleges within Norfolk County, MA.
  • The nearest community college to Quincy College is Laboure College (3.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Quincy College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 148 teachers has grown by 111% over five years.
Quincy College(MA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty148 staff96 staff
Quincy College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Quincy College has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Quincy College diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,705 students3,428 students
Quincy College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:126:1
Quincy College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,818 students1,076 students
Quincy College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,887 students2,352 students
Quincy College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Quincy College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
Quincy College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Quincy College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Quincy College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.640.59
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,000$35,500
Quincy College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,846 is more than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,846 is less than the state average of $9,401. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,846$4,424
Quincy College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,846$9,401
Quincy College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid60%89%
Quincy College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,500$11,450
Quincy College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,000$5,000
Quincy College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Quincy College provides quality, affordable, community responsive associate degree, non-credit and certificate programs. As a college of the community, Quincy College is committed to the development of partnerships with government, business, industry, schools and community agencies to enhance educational opportunity, global perspective, economic development, and the quality of life. The Quincy campus is conveniently located in historic downtown Quincy, Massachusetts. Quincy Campus offers numerous programs of study awarding Associate degrees and certificates of completion in Business, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Fine Arts, Fire Science Technology, Human Services/Social Work, Liberal Arts, Legal Studies and Nursing. In addition to a high-quality education from top instructors, the Quincy campus offers resources for our students including student advising, student life services, a computer lab, photo and art studios, Quincy College Anselmo Library, tutoring, a career center, Charlie's Café, Quincy College Bookstore, and more. Quincy College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through peer review process.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Quincy College is Laboure College (3.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Laboure College
    Private, non-profit
    757 students | 3.70 Mi303 Adams Street
    Milton MA  02186
  • 2,393 students | 7.10 Mi1234 Columbus Ave
    Roxbury Crossing MA  02120
  • 841 students | 7.50 Mi10 High St Ste 204
    Boston MA  02110
  • Bay State College
    Bay State College Photo
    Private, for profit
    1,108 students | 7.80 Mi122 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston MA  02116
  • Urban College of Boston
    Private, non-profit
    810 students | 7.80 Mi178 Tremont St 7th Fl
    Boston MA  02111
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Did You Know?
Norfolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Norfolk County, MA is Dean College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.