Bay State College

  • For over 70 years, Bay State College has assisted students from around the world prepare for life long learning!  At Bay State College, your success matters and we are here to assist you throughout the admissions and financial aid process. By offering affordable and flexible education, across our three campuses, Boston, Taunton, and Online, Bay State College welcomes and supports talented, passionate students who are eager to leave their mark on the world! Whether you`re a freshman, transfer, international, or veteran student, Bay State College is dedicated to assisting you in achieving your success!

School Highlights

Bay State College serves 691 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.

Top Rankings

Bay State College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
Bay State College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates--Private For-profit 4-year PrAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty80 staff113 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bay State College has declined by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Bay State College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment691 students2,565 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:122:1
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# Full-Time Students283 students1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students408 students1,489 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-400
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% Asian
5%
5%
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% Hispanic
10%
18%
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% Black
23%
15%
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% White
48%
49%
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% Two or more races
6%
2%
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% Non Resident races
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2%
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% Unknown races
7%
9%
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Diversity Score0.720.69
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$35,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $28,500 is more than the state average of $28,383. The private state tuition has grown by 58% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$28,500$28,383
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,313$13,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate65%67%
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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Audio Engineering Society, Community O's, DECA, Fashion Club, Gamers Guild, Justice Society, MEISA, Multicultural Club, PTA Club, Student Nurses Association

Recreational Athletic Programs:
eSports
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1946, Bay State College is a private college whose mission is to prepare students for successful careers and global citizenship through academic rigor and individualized support. 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.
  • For several years, Bay State College was named to the Presidents' Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
  • Bay State College has students enrolled in day, evening, and online bachelor`s degree programs as well as a range of associates degrees and certificate programs. Non-traditional students have the option of earning an online degree or attending evening college courses at Bay State`s two locations in Boston and Taunton, MA. Visit baystate.edu for more information.

Profile last updated: 07/22/2021

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Bay State College is Fisher College (0.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fisher College
    Fisher College Photo - Fisher student studying in the Esplanade. The campus is steps away from The Charles River, Boston Common, and Public Garden.
    Private, non-profit
    1,628 students | 0.30 Mi118 Beacon Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 236-8800
    0.301,628
  • Urban College of Boston
    Private not-for-profit
    931 students | 0.40 Mi2 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
    Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 449-7070
    0.40931
  • 474 students | 1.00 Mi215 First St
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    (617) 218-8000
    1.00474
  • 12,522 students | 1.70 Mi250 New Rutherford Ave
    Boston, MA 02129
    (617) 228-2000
    1.7012,522
  • 2,007 students | 1.90 Mi1234 Columbus Ave
    Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
    (617) 427-0060
    1.902,007
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