Massachusetts Bay Community College

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Massachusetts Bay Community College is a two-year college located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It was established in 1961. The college operates three campuses, in Wellesley, Ashland and Framingham. It enrolls more than 5,000 students per term.

MassBay is home to the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra and it also sponsors several clubs and organizations. Some of the organizations are the Anime and Gaming Club, the Caribbean Club, the Extreme Sports & Activities Club, Dance Club and EA Sports Club.

MassBay's intercollegiate teams participate in the Massachusetts Community College Athletic Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

For more information, read an interview with Mass Bay's Career Services Director, Julie Komack.

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Massachusetts Bay Community College
50 Oakland St
Wellesley Hills , MA 02481-5399
General Phone: (781) 239-3000

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Massachusetts Bay Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine247EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts102liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Business and Management73business management, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, business and related services
Medical Support and Technology72allied health and medical assisting, radiation therapist, surgical tech
Engineering Technician44electrical/electronic tech, environmental control tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting, engineering technician
Security and Law Enforcement32criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering16information science, computer science, computer support
Medical Administration16medical records tech, medical secretary
Family and Social Work15child care provider
Law12legal assistant, court reporting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9health and fitness, rehabilitation
Science and Laboratory Technician6biology tech
Science5biological and biomedical sciences
Design5interior design
Therapy and Counseling3physical therapist assistant
Hospitality0hospitality management

Number of programs and degrees for Massachusetts Bay Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree44223
Award of less than 1 academic year12416
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years912

Massachusetts Bay Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Massachusetts Bay Community College had a total enrollment of 5,018 students (3,354 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 12%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 20%
20-21 19%
22-24 15%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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


Massachusetts Bay Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 42 %

Massachusetts Bay Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Wellesley, 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.

Massachusetts Bay Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,624
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,568
Books and supplies $ 982

Financial Aid:
Massachusetts Bay Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 217100)

Massachusetts Bay Community College Faculty

Massachusetts Bay Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$70,43921$66,987
Associate professoracademic year7$57,07716$57,298
Assistant professoracademic year7$50,79015$49,942
Instructoracademic year1*3$43,247
All faculty totalacademic year31$62,12255$58,225

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

Massachusetts Bay Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Information Science/Studies

Interior Design

Engineering Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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