Bay Path University
Bay Path University places among the top 20% of community colleges in Massachusetts for:
- Category Attribute
- School Resources Percent of students receiving financial aid
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 126 teachers has grown by 46% over five years.
|Bay Path University||(MA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||Four or more years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||126 staff||96 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,587 students||3,428 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||1,291 students||1,105 students|
|# Graduate Students||455 students||52 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||391||391|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$42,900||$35,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Bay Path University is Springfield Technical Community College (3.6 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 6,622 students | 3.60 Mi1 Armory Sq
Springfield,  MA  01105
- 1,603 students | 4.00 Mi170 Elm St
Enfield,  CT  06082
- 6,604 students | 10.30 Mi303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke,  MA  01040
- 7,300 students | 20.30 MiGreat Path
Manchester,  CT  06040
- 4,075 students | 20.40 Mi950 Main Street
Hartford,  CT  06103
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
After City College of San Francisco loses its accreditation, other community colleges in the state are facing warnings, sanctions and possible loss of accreditation as well.