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Quincy, MA 02169
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Quincy College

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Founded in 1958, Quincy College (QC) is a public, two-year junior college located in Quincy, Massachusetts. The College is an open access institution that promotes academic achievement and diversity, excellence, community involvement, economic opportunity, and lifelong learning. QC facilitates valuable learning relationships, which inspire students to accomplish their educational and professional goals.


Quincy College is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The institution also holds several discipline-based accreditations from agencies such as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and Coordinating Council of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The college offers more than 500 academic courses leading to associate’s degrees in diverse areas of study such as allied health, computer science, liberal arts, business, fine arts, education, general studies, criminal justice, human services, and paralegal studies. The college also awards professional certificates in accounting, computer science, early childhood education, exercise science / personal training, healthcare administration, law enforcement, medical billing and coding.

The nursing programs at QC provide students with instruction and training required to work in health care centers as Registered Nurses and Practical Nurses. These courses are designed to prepare highly qualified health care professionals. The programs require a commitment to learning and an understanding of the academic curriculum.

QC Online

Quincy College identifies the need of the students who are unable to attend a traditional college due to diverse personal and professional commitments. Such students can now get enrolled in the online courses offered by QC. Some of the online courses include Nutrition, Accounting, Introduction to Computers, Health & Nutrition for Preschoolers, Pre-calculus, Statistics, General Psychology, and General Chemistry.

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Quincy College enrolls more than 3,500 students each year. Freshman students must submit a completed application form along with all official transcripts and the required application fee. Students must take the ACCUPLACER or LOEP assessment test. Transferring to Quincy College is fairly easy. Students seeking a transfer must submit the application form along official transcripts from all previously attended colleges.

International students also encouraged to apply for admission. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test.

Financial Aid

Quincy College aims to provide equal educational opportunities for all. Hence, it offers a variety of financial aid programs for its students. Financial assistance is available through various mediums such as grants, scholarships, loans, and federal work study. Grants and scholarships are both a type of gift aid, meaning they do not have to be repaid. Loans are a type of financial aid that must be repaid with interest.

Some of the grants and scholarships offered at QC are the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), MassGrant, Mass Part Time Grant, Academic Competiveness Grant (ACG), and Academic Scholarships. Students may be eligible for loans such as the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and Federal Plus Loan.

Quincy also offers federal work study programs to help students find part-time jobs on- or off-campus. These part time jobs enable students to earn money to pay for college. Apart from meeting educational expenses, the work study programs also help students gain work experience in their field of interest.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5974th for the average student loan amount.
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Quincy College boasts a vibrant and active student body. Campus life includes a perfect blend of academics, events and activities to promote cultural, social, and personal development and growth. The institute is committed to providing personal development opportunities to foster leadership skills, cultural appreciation, critical and creative thinking, and community involvement. The campus hosts several student clubs and organizations. You can either join an existing club or start a new one.

Some of the popular student clubs and organizations are the Society of Entrepreneurs (S.O.E), Writers Group, Drama Society, Gamma Beta Phi, and Phi Theta Kappa. Quincy also hosts several events and community involvement activities such as Service Learning and Volunteerism, Clothing Drives, Salvation Army, Operation Interdependence, Asian New Year Festival, Quincy Center Fall Festival, Flag Day Parade, America Reads Challenge, and United Way.

Students are also encouraged to participate in non-academic events and opportunities such as art exhibits, cultural events, health and wellness programs, holiday celebrations, holocaust remembrance week, international education week, music performances, and student success week.

Campus Facilities

Besides providing high-quality education from first-class instructors, the Quincy campus also features a variety of the resources including student advising, student life services, student activities, well equipped computer labs and wi-fi access, a library, tutoring, photo and art studios, the QC bookstore, a career center, nursing labs, and much more. There is also a campus café where the students hang out in between classes for a hot cup of coffee and snacks.

Dr. Joseph S. Nicastro Learning Center at Quincy provides academic support and assistance to the students outside the classroom. The high-tech Nicastro Learning Center features computer terminals for students to access tutorials and learning software. The institute also offers disability services for students with documented disabilities.

The career service center helps students make the right decisions regarding their careers. The services include preparing for interviews, creating an effective resume, and more. There is also a placement center that helps students find suitable employment after graduation. It helps students identify the right job opportunities in their area of interest. Quincy also offers support services for Quincy alumni.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Local Community

The main Quincy campus is strategically located in the beautiful historic downtown Quincy with a new campus in North Quincy. The academic buildings are less than one block from the Quincy Center T Station and North Quincy T Stations, providing students with a short and trouble-free commute.

Additional School Information

Quincy College follows a non-discrimination policy. The academic community is dedicated to tolerance, openness, and respect. Their doors are open to all students and employees without regard to age, religion, sex, race, national origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.


  • Quincy College. 2007.
  • Cerasoli, Robert A. Smith, Timothy L. Akers, Charles W. Quincy College. General Books, 2010. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 99th in Massachusetts and 3363rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 271 0.29
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 31 0.03
Robbery 91 0.10
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 551 0.59
Larceny 1,087 1.17
Vehicle theft 138 0.15

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Quincy, MA 02169
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population52,194 (52,187 urban / 7 rural)
Households23,770 (2.16 people per house)
Median Household Income$45,056
Families12,144 (2.97 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium 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 4423rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,512 $4,512 $4,512
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $70 $70 $70
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $188 $188 $188
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 $6,582 $6,582 $6,582
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $23,382 $23,382 $23,382
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,382 $11,382 $11,382

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,100 $4,321 $4,100 $4,321 $4,100 $4,321
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,600 $2,000
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $12,600 $13,500
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,900 $3,300
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,500(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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 877th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $76,947 ($78,950 male / $65,005 female)
Number of FT Faculty 48 (22 male / 26 female)
Number of PT Faculty 325
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits $2,677,730

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