Bay State College

122 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 6172179000
  • 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 to Bay State College is Fisher College (0.3 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 55% 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
Bay State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Bay State College has declined by 9% 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 grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,108 students3,428 students
Bay State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:126:1
Bay State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students730 students1,076 students
Bay State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students378 students2,352 students
Bay State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bay State College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
198391
Bay State College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
3%
5%
Bay State College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
14%
12%
Bay State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
21%
12%
Bay State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
51%
61%
Bay State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
7%
1%
Bay State College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
2%
Bay State College Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
7%
Bay State College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.670.59
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 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
Bay State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%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 Rate50%68%
Bay State College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
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.

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 College || Boston, MA
    Private, non-profit
    828 students | 0.30 Mi118 Beacon Street
    Boston MA  02116
    (617) 236-8800
    0.30828
  • 474 students | 0.90 Mi215 First St
    Cambridge MA  02142
    (617)218-8000
    0.90474
  • 841 students | 1.00 Mi10 High St Ste 204
    Boston MA  02110
    (617)951-2350
    1.00841
  • Urban College of Boston
    Private, non-profit
    810 students | 1.00 Mi178 Tremont St 7th Fl
    Boston MA  02111
    (617)348-6359
    1.00810
  • 2,393 students | 1.70 Mi1234 Columbus Ave
    Roxbury Crossing MA  02120
    (617)427-0060
    1.702,393
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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.