• 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 same as the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 691 students
  • Private-state tuition: $28,500
  • Acceptance Rate: 34%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Bay State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
Bay State College
(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
80 staff
290 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 9:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Bay State College diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
691 students
2,710 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
283 students
1,152 students
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# Part-Time Students
408 students
1,580 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Bay State College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
573 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
283 students
1,092 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
408 students
1,182 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
70 students
443 students
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% Asian
4%
6%
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% Hispanic
12%
16%
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% Black
20%
13%
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% White
53%
55%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
6%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score
0.66
0.65
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
3.78%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.84%
0.96%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,900
$35,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Bay State College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $28,500 is less than the state average of $30,266. The private state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$28,500
$30,266
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
80%
84%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Bay State College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$25,813
$12,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Bay State College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$10,056
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Bay State College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
34%
77%
This chart display the percent admitted of Bay State College and the community college average percent admitted of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
535
SAT Writing
n/a
480
ACT Composite
n/a
21

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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bay State College cost?

Bay State College's private state tuition is approximately $28,500.

What is the acceptance rate of Bay State College?

The acceptance rate of Bay State College is 34%, which is lower than the state average of 77%. Bay State College's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in Massachusetts with low acceptance rates.

What is Bay State College's ranking?

Bay State College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Massachusetts for: Lowest acceptance rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 691 students
  • Private-state tuition: $28,500
  • Acceptance Rate: 34%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Suffolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Suffolk County, MA is Fisher College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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