Massasoit Community College

One Massasoit Boulevard 
Brockton MA 02302 

(508) 588-9100

Massasoit Community College

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Massasoit Community College
Massasoit Community College logo.svg
Motto Endurance and Faith
Established 1966
Type Community
President Dr. Charles Wall
Admin. staff 300+
Students 7,394 (Fall 2008)
Location Brockton and Canton, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates: 42°11'0.35?N 71°6'14.23?W? / ?42.1834306°N 71.1039528°W? / 42.1834306; -71.1039528
Campus Urban, 100 acres (0.40 km2)
Suburban, 18 acres
Nickname Warriors

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.

Student body

Massasoit is one of the largest of the 15 community colleges within the 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.[citation needed]

The FY 2008 annual unduplicated headcount for credit students was 10,614 (4,504 FTEs).[citation needed]

Over 4,600 students annually enroll in non-credit community education or workforce development courses.[citation needed]

Programs of study

Massasoit offers associate degree programs in 18 majors, including occupation-specific programs and liberal arts.


  • Tuition and fees for a full-time student (12 credits, or 4 classes) per semester: $1,644.00 ($137.00 per credit)[citation needed]
  • Books per semester for full-time student (12 credits, or 4 classes): $800 to $1000.[citation needed]
  • 36% of first-time, full-time matriculated students receive financial aid.[citation needed]
  • Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2008: $35,336,091.[citation needed]


Massasoit Community College has three campuses, located in Brockton, Canton, and Middleboro with modern classroom facilities, laboratories, and computer centers.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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's 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.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed]

Faculty and staff

  • There are currently 124 full-time faculty and 354 part-time faculty.[citation needed]
  • There are 239 full-time administrators, professionals, clerical and maintenance workers, and 317 part-time staff.[citation needed]
  • Over 70% of classes are taught by part-time, adjunct professors.[citation needed]

Notable alumni

Sources: Google Maps, The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers

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