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Quincy College, located in Quincy, Massachusetts, was founded in 1956 as a result of high demand for post secondary education in the area of South Shore. Residents created a citizen's committee to study the feasibility of establishing a community college in the area. Classes started being offered in 1956, and over the next five years classes and programs were offered resulting in the college being able to award associate level degrees. In 1991 the school added a second campus in the town of Plymouth, thirty miles south of the Quincy campus. The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Students may choose either academic transfer or career training programs that allow students to take the one that best reflects their needs and interests. Academic transfer is achieved through the completion of the first two years of a four year education at the school. Once completed students will apply to a college or university in order to complete the final two years of study and earn their bachelor's degree. It is recommended that students meet with a counselor to develop a curriculum for transfer that best meets the needs of the desired school or schools due to the varying transfer requirements and admissions policies of individuals schools..
Career training programs assist students in developing the specific skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as professionals in a given field.These programs typically have a mix of theoretical and practical courses, and students will learn to apply the techniques and methods explored in class through controlled environments that mimic real world settings. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or degree, and allowing individuals to seek employment at the entry level.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Quincy College is an open enrollment institution that allows any student to enroll if they fulfill the minimum requirements for admission, complete and submit an application, and pay all associated fees and tuition. Test scores and transcripts should be supplied by the applicant and the absence of one or both may result in the need for the student to take a placement exam prior to registration. New students are encouraged to participate in orientation to familiarize themselves with campus life and rules and to meet with a counselor to discuss the student's curriculum, program enrollment and future goals.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students requiring financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information provided by which will be used by Quincy College to determine the student's financial needs and aid program eligibility. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year. Students may be chosen at random to supply additional financial information which will be cross referenced with the student's FAFSA in order 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 $12,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $4,700 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- Per unit charges are around $200 for part time students
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||54%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||44%||$4,850|
|Receiving Student Loans||26%||$4,566|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 12%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Quincy College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Norfolk and the community colleges in Massachusetts as a whole.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1982)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Massachusetts
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1978)
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
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
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 Quincy College.
- Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, MA (14 miles away)
- Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH (55 miles away)
- York County Community College in Wells, ME (76 miles away)
- River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH (104 miles away)
- White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH (156 miles away)