Massasoit Community College
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|Motto||Endurance and Faith|
|President||Dr. Charles Wall|
|Students||7,394 (Fall 2008)|
|Location||Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
|Campus||Urban, 100 acres (0.40 km2)
Suburban, 18 acres
Massasoit Community College was founded in 1966, and named for Massasoit, the Great Sachem 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 Massachusetts.
Massasoit is one of the largest of the 15 community colleges within the Massachusetts Public Higher Education system. In Fall 2012, there were 8,209 students (5,074 FTEs) enrolled for credit, in Brockton, Canton and Middleborough.
- 57 percent are female.
- 38 percent identify themselves with an ethnic minority group.
- 46 percent of students are 21 years or younger; 26 percent are 30 years of age or older.
- 56 percent are enrolled part-time.
- 41% of credit students are enrolled in career programs; 40% are enrolled in a liberal arts program; 19% are non-degree students.
Over 3,000 students annually enroll in non-credit community education or workforce development courses.
The College's course completion rate is 77.5%. This doesn't account for students who transfer to four year programs before graduating.
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 Biotechnology, Child Care, Computer Repair, Insurance Billing Specialist, MRI, Microsoft Office Specialist, and Phlebotomy.
- Students choose among options in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Liberal Arts, and Visual Arts. They also have the option of selecting programs that facilitate transfer to a four-year college.
- All occupation-specific programs have an employer advisory committee to keep the program relevant and up to industry standards.
- 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 required.
- There is an articulation agreement to earn a bachelor's degree from the Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts.
- Tuition & fees for a full-time MA resident student (12 credits, or 4 classes) per semester: $2,028. Tuition & fees for a full-time non-MA resident student (12 credits, or 4 classes) per semester: $4,500. Students enrolled in the Evening Allied Health Programs pay an additional $123 per credit. Online courses cost $10 more per credit hour.
- Books per semester for full-time student (12 credits, or 4 classes): $800 to $1000.
- 47% of first-time, full-time matriculated students receive financial aid.
- Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2013: $46.5 million.
The Brockton campus is a 100-acre (0.40 km2) 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 (73,000 m2) 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 the property of an associate degree granting two-year institution named the Blue Hills Regional Technical Institute, linked scholastically to the Blue Hills Regional Technical School serving the same geographic area as the high school covered, and acquired by the Massasoit 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 and staff
- There are currently 115 full-time faculty and 518 part-time faculty.
- There are 275 full-time administrators, professionals, clerical and maintenance workers, and 249 part-time staff.
- Over 70% of classes are taught by part-time, adjunct professors.
- Christine E. Canavan (A.S. 1983), member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1993–2015)
- Jim Craig, member of the "Miracle on Ice" USA Hockey team in the 1980 Winter Olympics, and NHL player from 1979 to 1984. Transferred to Boston University after his freshman year.
- Alex Karalexis, soccer player; professional MMA fighter
- Thomas P. Kennedy, Massachusetts state legislator
- Jim Mann, Major League Baseball player, 2000–2003
- John Murphy, assistant coach of the Major League Soccer teams New England Revolution, Columbus Crew and Colorado Rapids
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- Massasoit Police
- Massasoit Theater
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