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President's Welcome

Welcome to Massachusetts Bay Community College.

Yves Salomon-Fernandez, Ph.D.This is a college of exceptional people doing exceptional work. Each day, in our classrooms, in student clubs and on the basketball court, on the field and in our labs, our campuses come alive with innovation, deep academic learning, possibility, and hope. At MassBay, we make it our mission to help you achieve the dreams you have now and to help you push the limits of what you think is possible. This is the work that our faculty and staff do every day.

In recent years, our graduates have proudly continued their education at top-notch institutions like Yale, Dartmouth, Boston College, MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Framingham State, UMass Boston, UMass Amherst, Northeastern, Simmons, and Wellesley — to name a few. Our mentorship and internship programs with industry leaders like Genzyme/Sanofi and Boston Scientific have equipped our graduates with professional experience and skills to help advance them in their careers.

In today’s market, a bachelor’s degree is considered a minimum requirement for entry into higher-paying jobs and career advancement. At the same time that the need for such degrees have risen, so has the cost of tuition – and the crushing debt load that students and their families carry. MassBay is a college for the financially-savvy student seeking high-caliber teaching from distinguished faculty, an academically rigorous honors program, personal attention and academic support, transfer advising to the nation’s elite private and public colleges and universities – for a fraction of the cost.

This is a place that prepares, nurtures, and empowers not only the next generation of leaders, but also informs and supports a current generation of scientists, innovators, law enforcement officials, healthcare professionals, social scientists, business and civic leaders, automotive specialists, and academic scholars. Whether you plan to take a few classes, gain new skills or the certification necessary to advance your career, MassBay has the courses, the academic support, and the pathway necessary to help you with the next step to your future.

I am excited for what your future holds, and I look forward to seeing you on campus.


Yves Salomon-Fernandez, Ph.D.
Interim President