Bay State College

  • 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 1,108 students (66% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Bay State College is one of 5 community colleges within Suffolk County, MA.
  • The nearest community college to Bay State College is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Cambridge (0.9 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bay State College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty59 staff96 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Bay State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bay State College diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,108 students3,428 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:126:1
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# Full-Time Students730 students1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students378 students2,352 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
198391
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% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
14%
12%
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% Black
21%
12%
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% White
51%
61%
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% Two or more races
7%
1%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
7%
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Diversity Score0.670.59
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$35,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $20,324 is less than the state average of $26,142. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$20,324$26,142
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,000$11,450
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,000
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Acceptance Rate50%68%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Bay State College was 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 approximately 800 students enrolled in day, evening and online bachelor`s degree programs as well as 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.

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Did You Know?
Suffolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Suffolk County, MA is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.