Quinsigamond Community College (QCC)
Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) is honored to accept the Marlborough Spirit Award from the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce; to be recognized is confirmation that QCC’s mission to “shorten the distance” to make higher education more accessible in the communities it serves is being met successfully.
QCC has a proud tradition of integrating with local communities for over four decades, establishing collaborative relationships with business and community leaders while providing quality education to area residents. QCC’s new satellite location at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School has strengthened ties with the Marlborough community and provided both QCC and local business leaders with practical solutions for the future of Central’s MA’s economic stability. President Gail Carberry commented that, “The partnership between QCC and Marlborough has provided higher education opportunities to the Metrowest-area which will culminate in an educated workforce that will ultimately be able to serve its community.” QCC is deeply committed to providing workforce training solutions and is currently the lead institution in a recent $20 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Labor, Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant.
QCC is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation with over 80 degree and certificate programs and multiple locations in Central MA and the South County. QCC has been recognized by the MA Biotech Council for its Certificate Program in Biotechnology and the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and workforce initiative for its Advanced Robotics Program. QCC’s National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa is the most active in the region with over 800 students invited to induction this year and whose mission is public service.
QCC serves a diverse population – from traditional high school graduates to non-traditional adult students of all ages, ethnicities, physical abilities and educational levels. QCC students are able to seamlessly transfer to four-year institutions or actively join the work force after successfully completing their studies. QCC is also the most affordable higher education in Worcester County; the average cost of attendance for a full-time QCC student is under $5,000 a year. Combine dedicated faculty and staff with a high quality, affordable education and QCC embodies the spirit of education – the spirit of community.