Massachusetts Bay Community College

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Massachusetts Bay Community College (locally referred to as MassBay) is an accredited two-year community college located in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. In addition to its main campus in Wellesley, MassBay has branch campuses in Ashland and Framingham. In addition to a comprehensive educational offering, MassBay is well-known for being the home of the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, an amateur orchestra directed by Max Hobert. The college was founded in 1961.

MassBay offers two-year associate degrees and 1 to 2-year certificates in various academic fields and career-focused disciplines, including the arts, biology, business, communications, computer science, engineering technology, legal studies, family and human services, health professions, nursing, law enforcement, social services and liberal arts.

Graduation ceremony for all three campuses is held each year at the Wellesley campus. The ceremony is usually accompanied by the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. Special recognition ceremonies are held for honors students.

MassBay’s athletic programs include men’s and women’s sports, including soccor, basketball, golf and baseball.

General Information

Admission Office

50 Oakland Street

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

(781) 239-2500

Fax: (781) 239-1047

Contact: Donna Raposa

Director for Admissions
Main Address

50 Oakland Street

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

(781) 239-3000

Total undergrads: 5,118

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,275

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,577


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing, radiologic technology, paramedic, respiratory therapy programs.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General C
Interior Design C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Marine/Aquatic Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Information Sciences/Systems A,C
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Engineering Technologies

Automotive Engineering Technology A
Computer Engineering A
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Laser/Optical Technology A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Informatics A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A
Surgical Technology C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,C

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A,C

Science Technologies

Biology Technician A
Chemical Technology A

Security & Protective Services

Forensic Technologies A
Law Enforcement Administration A

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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