Overview of Massachusetts Bay Community College

This section describes the makeup and responsibilities of the Massachusetts Bay Community College.

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Massachusetts Bay Community College (MBCC) is authorized by Section 5 of Chapter 15A of the Massachusetts General Laws and operates under the direction of a board of trustees, the members of which are appointed by the Governor. The president of MBCC is the administrative head of the college and reports to the board of trustees.

MBCC is a member of the Massachusetts public higher-education system, which consists of 15 community colleges, nine state universities, and five University of Massachusetts campuses. According to its website, MBCC serves approximately 6,000 full-time and part-time students from greater Boston and the Metrowest region on its campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland. As of June 30, 2019, the college employed 724 faculty members, 298 of whom were full-time.

MBCC received appropriations of $21,148,479 and $22,359,450 from the Commonwealth for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Date published: May 11, 2021

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