Bay Path University

School Highlights
  • Bay Path University serves 2,587 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Bay Path University is one of 3 community colleges within Hampden County, MA.
  • The nearest community college to Bay Path University is Springfield Technical Community College (3.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Bay Path University places among the top 20% of community colleges in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 126 teachers has grown by 46% over five years.
Bay Path University(MA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty126 staff96 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Bay Path University has grown by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bay Path University diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,587 students3,428 students
Student:Teacher Ratio21:126:1
# Undergraduate Students1,291 students1,105 students
# Graduate Students455 students52 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Asian
Bay Path University Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Bay Path University Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Bay Path University Black (2007-2016)
% White
Bay Path University White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Bay Path University More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Bay Path University Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.540.59
Bay Path University Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,900$35,500
Bay Path University Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $30,859 is more than the state average of $26,142. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$30,859$26,142
Bay Path University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%89%
Bay Path University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$22,878$11,450
Bay Path University Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$12,250$5,000
Bay Path University Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate63%68%
Bay Path University Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Reading495435
SAT Math (Year 2013)490440
SAT Writing (Year 2013)490475
ACT Composite2121
Bay Path University ACT Composite (2007-2013)
ACT English1919
Bay Path University ACT English (2007-2013)
ACT Math2121
Bay Path University ACT Math (2007-2013)
ACT Writing88
Bay Path University ACT Writing (2009-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,424 per year for in-state students and $9,401 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $26,142 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.