Massasoit Community College is a two-year public school located in Brockton, Massachusetts. The school was founded in 1966 and was named for the Massasoit, the Great Sachem of the Wampanoag.
MCC has three campuses, which are located in Brockton, Canton, and Middleboro.
Massasoit Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. Other programs offered at MCC include: corporate and job skills training courses, personal enrichment classes, theater and concert performances, and programs for high school students, younger children, and seniors. About 41% of students are enrolled in career programs, 33% are enrolled in a liberal arts program, and 26% are non-degree students. MCC uses a semester-based academic calendar.
Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Online courses are offered to provide flexibility and convenience to students who may not be able to come to the MCC campus. Courses are instructor-led and follow the same semester schedule as face-to-face courses. Students taking online courses should have basic computer skills (sending and receiving email, word processing, cutting and pasting within documents, toggling between applications and using email attachments), access to reliable Internet, and a basic understanding of the Internet. Some courses are purely online while others require some time on campus.
Massasoit Community College has 8,263 students (all undergraduates) and 633 faculty members, giving the university a 18 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 115 teach full-time and 518 teach part-time. About 44% of undergraduate students study full-time and 56% study part-time.
The student body contains 57% female students and 43% male students. About 62% of all students are white with the remaining students being Black (23%), Hispanic (6%), Asian (2%), two or more races (2%). Approximately 5% of the school’s students do not know their race/ethnicity. About 61% of students are ages 24 and under with 39% of students being ages 25 and above. All students who attend Massasoit Community College are from Massachusetts.
The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 62% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 57%. The overall graduation rate is 13% and the overall transfer-out rate is 27%. The overall graduation rate by gender is 11% for males and 14% for females.
Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, placement services for completers, and on-campus daycare.
The Brockton campus offers more than 20 student clubs and organizations and the Canton campus has about seven student clubs currently. MCC offers varsity sports in women's and men's soccer, women's and men's basketball, softball, and baseball. In the past, it has also offered hockey, golf, tennis, and women's volleyball programs.
Tuition costs $4,056 per year for in-state students and $9,000 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost $1,000 per year. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $9,000 per year with $3,150 in additional living expenses. Tuition payment plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans.
To qualify to receive financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 64% of those attending Massasoit Community College receive financial aid.
Massasoit Community College has an open admissions policy. All applicants who have obtained a high school diploma, or a GED Certificate, will be eligible to be admitted to the college for our "open enrollment" associate degree or certificate programs of study. To complete an application, students must submit the following: a completed application form, documentation of high school graduation or GED completion, and all official college transcripts from any other institutions attended. Many of Massasoit’s medical programs (for example: Dental Assisting, Phlebotomy and Medical Assisting) have additional requirements. These usually include completion of pre-requisite courses like Anatomy and Physiology and Biology.
Massasoit Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:3,223
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