Bay State College

122 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: (617)217-9000
1,177 students
Private for-profit
Bay State College is a private college whose mission is to provide students with a quality education that prepares them for professional careers and increasing levels of higher education. Bay State College accomplishes this mission by providing a learning environment where teaching excellence and student services are blended to support the uniqueness of individual students, preparing them to achieve their full potential as ethically and socially aware citizens.
School Highlights:
Bay State College serves 1,177 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Bay State College is one of 8 community colleges within Suffolk County, MA.
The nearest community college is Sanford-Brown College-Boston (0.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 96% over five years.
College Bay State College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 59 staff
61 staff
Bay State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,177 has grown by 60% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,177 students 1,296 students
Bay State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
Bay State College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 708 students
814 students
Bay State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 469 students
1,040 students
Bay State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Bay State College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Bay State College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Bay State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Bay State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Bay State College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Bay State College More (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Bay State College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Bay State College Non Resident (2007-2013)
Bay State College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.73 0.68
Bay State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $19,748 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $19,748 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $19,748 $5,660
Bay State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $19,748 $10,250
Bay State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 191 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
Bay State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 58%
Bay State College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • At Bay State College, we focus on helping students gain the knowledge and experience employers demand. First and foremost, our programs of study are designed to help you succeed in the working world. Students may choose from 3 Bachelor Degree Programs or 13 Associate Degree Programs offered at Bay State College. our Degree Programs, includes programs in Entertainment Management, Fashion, and Medical Assisting. The mission of the Baccalaureate degree program in Entertainment Management at Bay State College is to provide students with a rich and diverse educational experience that is balanced between studies in contemporary entertainment management and a traditional general education curriculum, thus enabling graduates to be well-educated to the rules and tenets of Entertainment Management, while possessing the ability to clearly express themselves in writing and speech. At Bay State College you will gain the education and skills you need to succeed in the working world. Along the way, you will explore new interests, expand your cultural horizons, and experience life in a vibrant, world-class city. Bay State College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is authorized to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Bachelor in Science (Fashion Merchandising, Entertainment Management and Management).

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Did You Know?
For Boston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,175 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Boston community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.81, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Boston is Sanford-Brown College-Boston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.