Bay State College

122 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: (617)217-9000
  • 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 6 community colleges within Suffolk County, MA.
  • The nearest community college is Fisher College (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Bay State College (MA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 59 staff 90 staff
Bay State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,108 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,108 students 2,237 students
Bay State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 26:1
Bay State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 730 students 758 students
Bay State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 378 students 1,479 students
Bay State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bay State College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
198 391
Bay State College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Bay State College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Bay State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Bay State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Bay State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Bay State College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Bay State College Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Bay State College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.67 0.59
Bay State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $30,900 $35,600
Bay State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $20,324 is more than the state average of $16,937. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $20,324 $16,937
Bay State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96% 89%
Bay State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $25,000 $15,250
Bay State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $9,500 $5,300
Bay State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 50% 70%
Bay State College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or 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).

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fisher College
    Private, non-profit
    828 students | 0.30 Mi118 Beacon Street
    Boston MA  02116
    (617) 236-8800
  • 474 students | 0.90 Mi215 First St
    Cambridge MA  2142
  • 841 students | 1.00 Mi10 High St Ste 204
    Boston MA  2110
  • Urban College of Boston
    Private, non-profit
    810 students | 1.00 Mi178 Tremont St 7th Fl
    Boston MA  02111
  • 2,393 students | 1.70 Mi1234 Columbus Ave
    Roxbury Crossing MA  02120
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