Bay State College in Boston

Boston, MA

(Rating 3.4 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Bay State College offers 65-degree programs and 26 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. Acceptance Rate is 50%. 31.1% are women, and 68.9% are men. 14% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bay State College is 26898$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $29698 and $40124 per year. 30% of full-time Bay State College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bay State College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$26,898
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bay State College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$25,558
$30,001 - $48,000$26,157
$48,001 - $75,000$26,815
$75,001 - $110,000$29,213
$110,001+$28,053

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 13000

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Percent of students with financial aid

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11%

Types of financial aids

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924 of Bay State College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 81 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bay State College number 84 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Bay State College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$30,400

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bay State College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate

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30%
BELOW AVERAGE

Bay State College graduation rate is below the national average.

30% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bay State College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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50%

In comparison to National Average

Bay State College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 13%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Bay State College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 21%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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40%

Total

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25%

Full time

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16%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

62%

Part-time retention rate

71%

The Bay State College full-time retention rate is 62% and part-time retention rate is 71%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bay State College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

15:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

215
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14%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Bay State College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bay State College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Massachusetts.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bay State College offers 65 programs in total: 40 are for Associate's degree and 25 are Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 37 universities in Suffolk county. Bay State College is one of the few institutions in Suffolk that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 26 distance learning programs that are offered in the Bay State College: 16 are for Bachelor's degree and 10 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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Bay State College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1061 students with 31830 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bay State College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Best school ever

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Do not expect to receive any financial assistance. You get what you pay for at this school.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

From the first day you walk through the doors here at Bay State College, the first thing they tell you is "...this school is one of Boston's best treasures kept secret". Bay State College is dedicated to student success and achievement. The professors here at Bay State not only have overwhelming experience in each field they teach but they also have the drive to make sure their students succeed. When I made the decision to attend Bay State College, I will admit that the size of the school was of concern to me. When we dream about going off to college, we often imagine big schools with enough students to get lost among the crowd. Bay State College, despite its relatively small numbers allows you to experience a new type of education; a directed and dedicated one. The professors here build relationships with their students and form connections with them. Not only if and when a student is struggling does Bay State College extends its arms to its students; but also in times of succession, Bay State College is eager to help. Bay State College not only impresses upon its students the importance of education but also emphasizes the importance of networking; building connections, relationships and even character; impressions that will last a lifetime. Bay State College is not for everyone, this is true. Bay State College is for those who are willing and courageous enough to extend their hand and grasp the many things Bay State has to offer. From organization engagement to academic success Bay State College will inspire you; drive you and open your eyes to a world you may not have known existed, it is up to you whether or not you will allow it to. -Current Bay State College Student Jinalys Rosario- GarciaTake a chance....it might yet surprise you as it has time and time again for me.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I started looking at Bay State College because of the great things I had read and seen online. I requested information and received that promptly. I applied and got accepted. That process was very smooth. I was at a community college before and had some credits that would transfer. Bay State staff helped me with the process and made sure the credits that could transfer would transfer. Fast forward two years. I received my Associate's in Criminal Justice and I am in the Bachelor's program scheduled to be done this year. I have built amazing relationships with professors and staff. They have become more like a family. If I ever have an issue I reach out and someone will always have an answer for me. When they do not, believe me. They find it. There are so many opportunities they have to offer you just have to ask. I am sad my time is coming to an end with Bay State. Here you are not a number and believe me that is a great feeling!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

School seemed great when I toured it, but from day 1 that changed. I didn't recieve any of the assistance or help I was told I'd be able to get/be provided with. The dorms had many issues, such as my room along some of my friends rooms lacked door knobs and even locks. In the winter the heat didn't work at all, and for days at a time there would be no hot water through out the building(s). It normally took a day or longer for any form of maintenance/repairs to be done. Was given very little info about/prior to activities and or things going on at the school. The computers throughout the dorms almost never worked so if you don't/didn't have your own computer you couldn't do basically any of the work you'd need to do (for most all work at the school has to be done on the computer or online) and even if you did have your own computer or the ones in the dorms worked the internet barley ever worked, so no matter what getting work done was very difficult. Also, the attendance policy is very strict and no matter what the situation, whether it be a family emergency or just no going to class because you don't want to, if you miss 3 or more straight classes you get kicked out of the school and with little to no prior warning about being kicked out. Overall, I had many issues and problems (some of which are stated, but not all) with this school, which made for a pretty bad college experience. To finish, this school sucks, and is a complete waste of time and money from the moment you start. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY AND TIME WITH THIS SCHOOL.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 122 Commonwealth Avenue

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6172179000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: baystate.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

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