Founded in 1961, MassBay is one of 15 publicly funded community colleges in Massachusetts and is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education - NECHE (formerly NEASC) and program-specific national accrediting bodies. We serve approximately 6,000 full-time and part-time students from the greater Boston and the Metrowest region on our campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland. Our alumni/ae are teachers and college professors, entrepreneurs and business owners, lawyers and elected officials, and everything in between.
MassBay was ranked the No. 1 community college in Massachusetts by the Brookings Institution for value-added salary outcomes of our graduates – in short, our graduates pay less for their college education, but earn more, when compared to peer institutions and four-year institutions nationwide. Across all community college nationally, MassBay ranked No. 16 and ranked No. 2 among community colleges across New England.