Massachusetts Bay Community College: Narrative Description

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MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-12

50 Oakland St.
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Tel: (781)239-3000; Admissions: (781)239-2501; Fax: (781)239-1047; Web Site: http://www.massbay.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 84-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 4,994. 2,330 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 7 states and territories, 50 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 13% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 39% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $720 full-time, $104 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6900 full-time, $310 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2100 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Latino Student Organization, New World Society Club, Mass Bay Players, Student Occupational Therapy Association. Major annual events: Spring Barbeque, Health Fair, Career Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Perkins Library with 50,333 books, 12,820 microform titles, 291 serials, 4,650 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $427,680. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Wellesley College.