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Massasoit Community College

Massasoit Community College Rating: 4.0/5 (2 votes)

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Introduction

Established in 1966 and named in honor of Massasoit, the Great Sachem of the Wampanoag; Massasoit Community College (MCC) is an institute of higher learning located in Brockton, MA. The campus covers an area of 100 acres and consists of modern academic buildings, libraries, a student center, day care, theaters, radio and TV studios, swimming pool, racquetball courts, basketball court, weight room and a field house.

Academics

Massasoit Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The institution also holds several other discipline-based accreditations from agencies such as American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Joint Review for Respiratory Therapy, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, National League for Nursing, National Council on Resource Development, Cooperative Education Association, College Entrance Examination Board, and National Council for Occupational Education.

Massasoit offers associate’s degrees in diverse areas of study such as arts, sciences, and applied sciences. The students can choose from over 18 majors, including occupation-specific programs and liberal arts. The institute also offers certificate programs such as Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Office Technologies, and over 20 short-term certificates, including Computer Repair, Child Care, MRI, Computerized Accounting, Phlebotomy, Office Skills, and Publishing.

MCC offers a variety of corporate and job skills training courses, theater and concert performances, personal enrichment classes, and programs for high school students. The institution also offers special courses for the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts.

All occupation-specific programs offered at Massasoit have an employer advisory committee to keep the program relevant and as per the industry standards. These courses are offered throughout the day, evening, and weekends.

MCC Online

Massasoit Community College offers a variety of online degree programs and courses for students who are unable to attend traditional classes for personal and professional reasons. Students can earn online associate’s degrees in areas including Liberal Arts Studies, Liberal Arts Transfer-Science Option, Business Administration-General Business Option, Business Administration-Marketing Option, and Business Administration-Transfer.

The institute also offers non-credit online courses such as Accounting, Sustainable Energy & Going Green, Business Administration & Management, Health Care, Career & Personal Development, Languages, Grant Writing & Non-Profit Management, Computer Applications & Technology, Sales & Marketing, and Writing & Publishing.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Massasoit Community College has an open admissions policy in keeping with the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education’s ‘Open Door’ philosophy. The institution enrolls more than 7,000 students each year. Students seeking admission to Massasoit must submit a completed application form along with ACT / SAT scores and official transcripts. Getting a transfer to the college is easy. You must send the completed application form along with official transcripts from all previously attended institutes.

International students are also encouraged to apply for admission. The applicants must submit a duly filled application for admission, proof of high school graduation or completion, proof of financial support and a proof of English proficiency (TOEFL).

Financial Aid

Massasoit Community College recognizes the need for financial assistance for students who find it difficult to afford higher education. Financial aid is offered to eligible students in the form of grants, scholarships, and student loans. Grants and scholarships are both a type of gift aid that do not have to be repaid. Some of the grants and scholarships offered are SEOG, MassGrant, Pell Grant, MA Part-Time Grant, Massasoit Fee Assistance Grant, MA Foster Furcolo Access Grant, and the Massasoit United Student Fund.

Loans are a type of financial aid that must be repaid with interest. Some of the loans offered at Massasoit are Federal Direct Subsidized Loans, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Federal Parent Plus Loans.

Student employment through the Federal Work Study program enables students to take part-time jobs to meet their financial needs. Apart from helping students pay for college, work-study programs also help students gain work experience.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5684th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Student life at Massasoit is active and vibrant. The campus environment allows students to utilize and discover their talents while respecting and acknowledging the talents of others. The campus hosts a variety of events, college-sponsored organizations, and service opportunities for the benefit of the students.

Students are encouraged to organize and implement programs that promote social, intellectual, and emotional growth for the entire college community. Student life offers a plethora of events and activities throughout the school year. Clubs and organizations on campus include the Anime Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Honors Program Association, International Touch Club, Media Axis, Mary E. Baker Unity Club, Beyond Recovery, Creative Writing, Dramatikos, and Culinary / Hospitality Club.

The Advisement and Counseling Center at Massasoit provides comprehensive support services that help students attain their educational, career or life goals and facilitate their growth and development. The center’s trained professionals provide counseling on both personal and professional topics to help the students cope with stress during their time at Massasoit.

The Career Placement Center provides all-inclusive career development services to the students and alumni. It seeks to empower individuals in achieving their career goals through collaborative relationships with staff, faculty, employers, and members of the business community. It offers life-long learning process with focus on career skill building, post graduation employment, and internship opportunities.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

MCC’s athletic department sponsors several men’s and women’s teams in sports including basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer. The college is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Massasoit has won three national championships: Men’s Division II Baseball (1993) and Men’s Soccer (1986 and 1987). The athletic teams are nicknamed the Warriors. School colors are white and green.

Alumni

  • Christine E. Canavan, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Jim Craig, member of the “Miracle on Ice” USA hockey team
  • Jim Mann, Major League Baseball player
  • John Murphy, assistant coach of the Major League Soccer team New England Revolution

Additional School Information

Massasoit’s Workforce Development Center has been helping organizations in Southeastern Massachusetts find solution that helps their business run efficiently. The high quality Workforce Development training develops skilled employees, ready to compete in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

Bibliography

  • Massasoit Community College. 2011.
  • Schwartz, Jill. Two-Year Colleges 2011. Peterson’s, 2010. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 97th in Massachusetts and 3298th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 7 0.08
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.02
Arrest 7 0.08

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 858 0.91
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 9 0.01
Forcible Rape 61 0.06
Robbery 232 0.25
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,037 1.10
Larceny 1,805 1.91
Vehicle theft 387 0.41

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Brockton, MA 02302-3996
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population32,567 (32,567 urban / N/A rural)
Households11,103 (2.90 people per house)
Median Household Income$45,972
Families8,193 (3.37 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2508

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3827th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $576 $576 $5,520
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $3,480 $3,480 $3,480
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $169 $169 $375
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,056 $5,056 $10,000
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,206 $17,206 $22,150
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,806 $11,806 $16,750

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,720 $4,056 $3,720 $4,056 $8,664 $9,000
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $800 $1,000
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,150(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $6,750(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 2 175 43 25 669 28 966
Accounting 1 2 2 8 13
Accounting and Computer Science 1 1 2 4
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 4 1 20 25
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 2 1 1 4 1 9
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 1 3 4
Biotechnology 1 1
Business Administration and Management, General 8 1 34 3 47
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 14 4 6 42 1 68
Child Care Provider/Assistant 2 1 12 15
Child Care and Support Services Management 2 7 10
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 2 7 1 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 3 5 8
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 1 1 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 19 4 2 47 2 75
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1 3 4
Criminal Justice/Police Science 3 1 10 1 15
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 4 1 1 10 1 18
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General 1 5 6
Dental Assisting/Assistant 17 17
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 1 4 1 7
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 8 1 11
Electrician
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 10 11
Fashion Merchandising
Fine/Studio Arts, General 8 8
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 1 15 16
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 2 2
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 2 2
Graphic Design 2 12 14
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 2 2 7 11
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 2 2 1 6
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other 4 4
Human Services, General 1 2 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 19 3 80 2 107
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 23 6 65 5 101
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 1 2
Mass Communication/Media Studies 1 6 7
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 2 1 14 1 18
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 2 22 24
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 6 8
Natural Sciences 2 29 6 3 50 2 99
Office Management and Supervision 1 4 5
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 2 1 13 2 19
Photography
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 1 2 3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 8 1 8 17
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 4 4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 8 1 1 43 2 57
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 5 1 17 25
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 22 22
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1935th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $63,355 ($65,101 male / $59,707 female)
Number of FT Faculty 122 (50 male / 72 female)
Number of PT Faculty 628
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $2,077,644
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