Cape Cod Community College

Cape Cod Community College

Cape Cod Community College, popularly referred to as 4-C's, was founded in 1961. This 2-year community college is a part of the 15 community college system in Massachusetts. The campus of the 4-C's is located in West Barnstable, Massachusetts, and offers enrollment to more than 4,000 students every semester.

Cape Cod Community College offers associate's degrees in arts and sciences, along with certificate programs in various areas of study. Advanced degrees are also offered through partnerships with other colleges and universities. The academic departments of this college are:

  • Department of Arts and Communication
  • Department of Business
  • Department of Health Sciences
  • Department of Language and Literature
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Natural Sciences and Applied Technology
  • Department of Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, and Human Services

The 4-C's sponsors a number of student organizations and clubs such as the Arts Club, the Basketball Club, Caritas, the Dance Club, the Debate Club, the Gay Straight Alliance Club, and Phi Theta Kappa. Dana Mohler-Faria, President, Bridgewater State College; and Christopher Rodriguez, Associate Director of the National Hurricane Center, are among the notable alumni of this college.

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Contacting Cape Cod Community College

Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Rd
West Barnstable , MA 02668-1599
General Phone: (508) 362-2131

Cape Cod Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts209liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine131EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Business and Management42business management, customer service management, business administration
Security and Law Enforcement30corrections, criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech
Computer Science and Engineering28information science, computer science
Medical Support and Technology24dental hygienist, medical assistant, sonography and ultrasound tech
Engineering Technician22energy systems tech, water quality and recycling tech, environmental control tech, construction engineering tech, computer systems tech
Law15legal assistant
Education and Teaching15kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12kinesiotherapy, clinical nutritionist
Landscaping and Horticulture4applied horticulture
Hospitality2hotel management, hospitality administration
Office and Administration0general office occupations, business support services
Conservation and Resource Management0natural resources management
Engineering0electrical engineering, engineering science
Therapy and Counseling0physical therapist assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Cape Cod Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year10522
Associate's degree42919
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years02

Cape Cod Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cape Cod Community College had a total enrollment of 4,299 students (2,553 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 3%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 26%
20-21 17%
22-24 12%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

Cape Cod Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 35 %

Cape Cod Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Barnstable, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Cape Cod Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,264
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,208
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Cape Cod Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 216800)

Cape Cod Community College Faculty

Cape Cod Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track815

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$66,09730$64,690
Associate professoracademic year6$52,0807$51,811
Assistant professoracademic year0*3$50,643
Instructoracademic year3$45,2885$47,205
All faculty totalacademic year23$59,72645$59,807

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cape Cod Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Customer Service Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant


Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Cape Cod Community College Apart:

% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Cape Cod Community College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Cape Cod Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Cape Cod Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Cape Cod Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of students
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Top 17%Cape Cod Community College Number of students
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 19%Cape Cod Community College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Cape Cod Community College Salaries of full-time faculty

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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