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Your dreams. Our mission.

Mission, Vision & Values

MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.


MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college,offering associate degrees and certificate programs. The College is dedicated to student learning and achievement through academically rigorous courses and programs. MassBay provides its diverse student body with a strong foundation in the liberal arts and state-of-the-art career preparation. The College enriches student experience and encourages civic engagement through academic and co-curricular activities, student services, and partnerships with local businesses, civic organizations, and schools.

MassBay Community College aspires to be a catalyst for transformation – calling for the best in students, preparing them as engaged citizens, and enabling them to realize their dreams.


Accessibility and Affordability

MassBay is an affordable, open-access public institution, which meets the immediate and long-term needs of diverse students and communities that the College serves.

MassBay is committed to a culture of open communication and transparency.

Mass Bay values and pursues diversity and teaches students the importance of inclusion and collaboration in a global context.

Professional Development
MassBay invests in professional development for faculty and staff to ensure the excellence of its programs and services.

MassBay promotes mutual respect and creates a forum for vigorous questioning and debate among faculty, staff, and students.