Massasoit Community College
was founded in 1966,
and named for Massasoit
, the Great
of the Wampanoag
. Massasoit Community College offers
associate degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences,
and one-year and short-term certificates for a range of occupations
and interests. Corporate and job skills training courses, personal
enrichment classes, theater and concert performances, and programs
for high school students, younger children, and seniors are among
the other offerings available to the residents of Southeastern
The Student Body
Massasoit is one of the largest of the 15 community colleges
Massachusetts Public Higher Education system. In Fall 2008, there
were 7,394 students (4,526 FTEs) enrolled for credit: 6,113 in
Brockton and 1,281 in Canton.
• 58 percent are female.
• 29 percent identify themselves with an ethnic minority
• 50 percent of students are 21 years or younger; 26 percent are 30
years of age or older.
• 54 percent are enrolled part-time.
• 41% of credit students are enrolled in career programs
• 33% are enrolled in a liberal arts program
• 26% are nondegree students.
The FY 2008 annual unduplicated headcount for credit students was
10,614 (4,504 FTEs).
Over 4,600 students annually enroll in non-credit community
education or workforce development courses.
Programs of Study
Massasoit offers associate degree programs in 18 majors, including
occupation-specific programs and liberal arts.
- Certificate programs include Dental Assistant, Medical
Assistant, and Office Technologies (certified by the Board of
Higher Education) and more than two dozen short-term certificates,
including Child Care, Computer Repair, Computerized Accounting,
MRI, Office Skills, Phlebotomy, and Publishing.
- Students choose among options in Business Administration, CIS,
Liberal Arts, and Visual Arts. They also have the option of
selecting programs that facilitate transfer to a four-year
- All occupation-specific programs have an employer advisory
committee to keep the program relevant and up to industry
- Courses are offered during the day, evening, and through
Weekend College. Distance education courses are offered completely
online or as hybrid courses where some on-site attendance is
is an articulation
agreement to earn a bachelor's
degree from the Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Cost of Attendance
- Tuition and fees for a full-time student (12 credits, or 4
classes) per semester: $1,644.00 ($137.00 per credit)
- Books per semester for full-time student (12 credits, or 4
classes): $800 to $1000.
- 36% of first-time, full-time matriculated students receive
- Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2008: $35,336,091.
Community College has two campuses located in Brockton and Canton with modern classroom facilities, laboratories, and
The Brockton campus is a 100-acre facility, which began
construction in 1969 and completed in 1978, with a number of modern
academic buildings, a student center, library, day care, two
theaters, radio and TV studios, and a field house which houses a
swimming pool, basketball court, racquetball courts and weight
room. The Conference Center at Massasoit is adjacent to this campus
and is available for meetings and functions.
The Canton campus is a multi-level facility on 18 acres in the Blue
Hills area south of Boston. Specialized labs, art studios, and CAD
and Macintosh computer labs support the technical and visual arts
programs on campus. The campus is home to the Milton Art Museum,
Akillian Gallery, and the College’s Professional Development
Center. The building was formerly a technical high school, acquired
by the college in 1985.
Massasoit is a member of the NJCAA, in which it has won three
national titles: Men's Division II Baseball (1993) and Men's Soccer
(1986 and 1987). The college currently 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.
Faculty & Staff
- There are currently 124 full-time faculty and 354 part-time
- There are 239 full-time administrators, professionals, clerical
and maintenance workers, and 317 part-time staff.