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Massasoit Community College, located in Brockton, Massachusetts, was founded in 1966, but can trace its origins to 1947 to a State Board of Education sponsored study to determine the feasibility of a low cost post secondary institution that was state sponsored. The study proposed the establishment of twelve community colleges, of which one would serve the Brockton and South Shore areas, this being MCC. Initial enrollment in the school was 358, which today has swelled to nearly 8000. The school has increased not only in enrollment, but in size, having grown from its initial five buildings to meet the demands and keep pace with the size and needs of the student body. As part of its commitment to higher education, the school continues to review and evaluate programs, facilities and services, adding and updating new ones as need be in order to keep pace with the modern student.
Massasoit Community College offers a variety of educational options for students to choose from. Students may pursue career training or transfer options, and will be assisted in their goals by a qualified faculty aimed at achieving one's goals. Career training programs provide students with skill development and education in a given field, allowing the individual to enter the workforce after completion as a qualified professional. Education is provided through traditional classroom education, and if necessary, through practical courses that provide controlled settings in order to practice and develop methods and techniques used commonly in the workplace. Programs take between one and two years to complete and resulted in a certificate or associate degree.
Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education at the low cost provided by MCC. Once completed, students will apply for transfer to a four year institution to complete their final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer to public Massachusetts schools is facilitated through agreements, though students may opt to apply to private or out of state schools which have different transfer requirements that must be fulfilled in order to be considered. Students should speak with a counselor in order to develop a curriculum that best meets the standards of the desired school or schools.
Programs offered include:
- Business Administration
- Culinary Arts
- Liberal Arts
- Criminal Justice
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology
Admissions and Financial Aid
Massasoit Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individual that meets the minimum requirements for admission to enroll once they have submitted an application and paid all associated fees. Students should provide transcripts of previous education and standardized test scores which may be used in lieu of a placement exam when considering the level of general education courses. Students should also participate in new student orientation and meet with a counselor to discuss goals, program enrollment and curriculum prior to registration.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used by the school to determine need and aid program eligibility when constructing the students financial aid package. All aid must be reapplied for each academic year. Students may be chosen at random by the school and asked to provide additional tax and financial information which will be compared to the submitted FAFSA to verify its accuracy.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $580-$690
- Out-of-State: $5,500-$6,624
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $180-$210 per unit
- Out-of-State: $390-$460 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||64%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||51%||$4,204|
|Receiving Student Loans||20%||$4,031|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 19%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Massasoit Community College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Massasoit Community College, versus those community colleges in Massachusetts, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Massasoit Community College||Plymouth||Massachusetts|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Massasoit Community College - Canton, MA
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
Campus: Massasoit Community College
- Radiology Technician Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1988)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1971)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Massachusetts
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Massasoit Community College.
- Quincy College in Quincy, MA (12 miles away)
- Roxbury Community College in Roxbury Crossing, MA (18 miles away)
- Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, MA (21 miles away)
- Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA (33 miles away)
- North Shore Community College in Danvers, MA (35 miles away)