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Massasoit Community College: Narrative Description


1 Massasoit Blvd.
Brockton, MA 02302-3996
Tel: (508)588-9100; Admissions: (508)588-9100; Fax: (508)427-1220; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: sub-urban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 6,808. full-time: 3,178 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 3,630 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 15% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 35% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 9 members of the Southeastern Association for Cooperation in Higher Education in Massachusetts.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $576 full-time, $24 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2088 full-time, $87 per credit Part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 32 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, student newspaper, Phi Theta Kappa, International Student Association, Student Senate. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 75,000 books and 396 serials. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Brockton is located 20 miles south of downtown Boston and the center of the second fastest growing area of the State. The college service area encompasses one million people in 51 cities and towns south of Boston and includes the city of Quincy.

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