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 934 students (75% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% 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 Urban College of Boston (0.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Bay State College places 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 ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty80 staff96 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Bay State College has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 19:1 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 Enrollment934 students3,428 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:126:1
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# Full-Time Students696 students1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students238 students2,352 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-391
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% Asian
5%
5%
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% Hispanic
14%
12%
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% Black
26%
12%
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% White
43%
61%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
7%
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 $28,500 is more than the state average of $26,142. The private state tuition has grown by 58% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$28,500$26,142
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%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 Rate67%68%
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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Audio Engineering Society, Bay State Melodies, Club Pulse, Community O's, DECA, Fashion Club, Gamers Guild, Justice Society, MEISA, Multicultural Club, Peer Ambassadors Welcoming Society, PTA Club, Student Government Association, Student Nurses Association

Recreational Athletic Programs:
eSports
Source: 2016 (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 approximately 800 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.

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For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,424 per year for in-state students and $9,401 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $26,142 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.