MassBay Community College is focused on fostering dreams, ideas and ambitions and turning them into sustainable and rewarding careers. By facilitating student self-development, MassBay aims to help the community as a whole by providing students with the career skills needed to get the jobs of today and of tomorrow.
Get Your Education on Your Terms
Are you looking for a college that provides flexible scheduling, advanced courses, and a diverse, studentfriendly atmosphere? Then MassBay Community College is the place for you! Since 1961, MassBay has
been dedicated to providing quality education and community services, preparing students for good
jobs in the modern workplace.
MassBay Community College isfocused on fostering dreams, ideas and ambitions and turning them
intosustainable and rewarding careers. By facilitating student self-development, MassBay aims to help
the community as a whole by providing students with the career skills needed to get the jobs of today
and of tomorrow.
MassBay Community College is an open-access community college providing Associate’s Degrees and
Certificatesthrough comprehensive and rigorous academic programs. Emphasizing a strong foundation
in liberal arts education and career prep, students are encouraged to engage in civic issues and obtain
real life experience. MassBay Community College believes that a well-rounded education does not only
include in-class learning, but also participation in extra-curricular activities, student service, and
partnerships with local businesses, civic organizations and other schools and communities. In addition,
MassBay encourages its diverse student body to obtain team-based skills required in the workplace
through an emphasis on collaborative learning and team projects.
MassBay Community College is accredited bythe New England Association of Schools and Colleges
(NEASC)—a non-governmental and nationally recognized organization.Apart from conventionalassociate
degrees and certificates, MassBay also offers dual enrollment, which is an invaluable opportunity for
high school students to gain college experience and earn college credits while still in high school.
Recognizing that an education is a dream for some students that can’t afford it, MassBay keeps costs
down to remain the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest. In addition, the College
offers a robust roster of student scholarships. Generally, scholarship money comes from alumni, faculty,
staff, the MassBay Foundation, friends of the college and industry and community partners. These
funds are tailored to the community college student, blending traditional rewards such as academic
achievement or athletics, with emergency funds for unanticipated costs and rewards for single parents.
MassBay also helps students with textbook purchases by allowing them to purchase books at 25% less
than the original price and enabling students to sell their unwanted books for cash.
MassBay also recognizes that for the working individual, attending classes on a traditional school day
can be a barrier. Online degrees enable students to earn the credential they need to get ahead, while
still earning the paycheck they need. Online certificates are also available for students looking to
advance or change their career by adding skills and a credential without needing to take time off from
For students interested in the on campus college experience, there are a wide range of student clubs
and activities that enrichstudents’MassBay experience. Students with common interests and
backgrounds can learn from one another by participating in group activities, celebrating one’s heritage,
interests or social causes. These activities can fine tune skill sets, enhance students’ networks, and help
fortify their academic credentials with real-world experience.
MassBay Community College also offers free academic, personal, and professional support services for
its enrolled students. The College’s Academic Achievement Center offers professional and personalized
instruction, study groups, tutoring, skill workshops and more. The Advising Centerassists students
develop a roadmap to ensure their academic success.MassBay’s career counselors work with students to
explore their career options, help prepare their resumes, develop their interviewing and networking
skills, help procure internships and jobs, and provide the professional support necessary for them to
pursue and achieve their career aspirations.
MassBay Community College is your affordable, practical choice in higher education. We are a studentcentric environment, welcoming all students ages 18-80, with varying skills, goals and aspiration. Our
experienced faculty and academic support services ensure students success, and our flexible scheduling
enable working adults to earn their credentials on their time. Visit our website at www.massbay.edu,
and learn more about how MassBay can help you!