Massachusetts Bay Community College, located in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, was founded in 1961 through a charter by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The school moved to temporary locations in Boston and Watertown over the next decade until finding a permanent home, the former location of Elizabeth Seton High School. By 1990 a second campus was formed, followed by a technology center in 2001 and a wellness center in 2003. The school has experienced steady growth over its 50 years of operation and continues to plan for the future, approving plans for development and betterment of the school and its programs.
MassBay Community College offers programs that assist in career development or academic transfer. Career programs provide education in an area of study, providing the skills, training and experience necessary to operate professionally in a work environment. Graduates of such programs are qualified for entry into the workforce immediately, and will receive an associate of science or certificate to signify that they are qualified. Academic programs fulfill the first two years of a four year education and award an associate of art degree. Upon completion students are eligible for transfer to a four year institution to complete their bachelor's degree. Individuals may also take non credit courses to participate in classes that satisfy their personal interests.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution students interested in attending MassBay Community College must meet the minimum requirements of the school in order to be accepted, particularly they must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students must attend orientation and provide all pertinent documents prior to registration.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit any financial information as requested by the school. Once submitted, the information will be reviewed and determinations made for need, eligibility and awards. Scholarships from external sources may also be available, often requiring a separate application and awarded for a variety of reasons, such as ethnicity or merit.
MassBay Community College offers a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). These programs provide a forum for healthy competition and encourage the development of important skills, such as balancing one's priorities, discipline, and teamwork, which are applicable in one's academic and professional life. Students may contact the athletic department to obtain tryout dates and times.
Athletic programs at Massachusetts Bay Community College:
- Baseball (Men Only)
- Track and Field
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,900. 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 per unit:
- State Residents: $24-$29 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $230-$280 per credit 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||56%||$4,189|
|Receiving Student Loans||22%||$4,504|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Massachusetts Bay Community College may provide services like:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students 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 MassBay Community College compares against other community colleges in Norfolk County and community colleges in Massachusetts as a whole.
|MassBay Community College||Norfolk County||Massachusetts|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1991)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) 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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Massachusetts Bay Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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