• Address: 31 St. James Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02116

  • Phone Number: (617) 217-9000

  • Website: http://www.baystate.edu/online/


About

Bay State College is a private for-profit type institution headquartered in the Black Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It was established in the year 1946. 

The college campus is over 278 acres and is considered one of the largest four-year colleges in the state of Massachusetts. It is located in the capital city of the state and offers various online as well as on-campus courses and majors for the students.

The college has over 899 students enrolled in various courses and programs, from various different places.

  • The college address is 31 St. James Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02116

  • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • Bay State College acceptance rate is 39%.

     

It offers various facilities and support services to help and guide the students to achieve success and reach their desired goals, such as community service, students support service, sports, and athletic events, and many more facilities. It caters to the need and demands of the students. 


Bay State College Online

The college offers various online courses and degree programs for the students. The programs offered are flexible, accessible and provides the ability to the students to learn and work at their own pace.

The various online majors include Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Business Management.

The college offers 100% online classes, and the classes are conducted by the same faculty members as on-campus or evening classes. It offers online Associate Degree and Bachelors degree programs.


Bay State College Reviews and Ranking

The reviews received from students suggest that the college offers good quality education. Few reviews are listed below.

  • The professors are supportive and approachable.

  • The library is pretty good and offers various resources.

  • The college is ranked between 36-47 in 'Regional Colleges - North', according to US News. 


 

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Boston, Massachusetts

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003965

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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

CIHE

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Why Accreditation is important?

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.baystate.edu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The college is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Campus Life

Bay State College Campus Life

Bay State College Bookstore - The bookstore offers students various options of merchandisers and books to choose from. The books can be ordered online, and the collection is constantly improving.

Bay State College Library - The aim of the college library is to provide the students with all the support they need to achieve success and shape their careers. Library provides information resources, study materials, computers, and research instructions.

It has over 13,000 books, 20 desktops, laptops, and printer to help students in various ways. Each and every student of the college has access to the library’s online database that includes several e-books and academic video collection.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 14: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 23 % Part Time: 50 %
Total Population 889
Student Population Full Time: 524 Part Time: 365
Gender Division Male: 28 % Female: 72 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 21 %

The College Monk

Female: 30 %

Total Graduation Rate: 27 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Bay State College offers 12 online programs across 3 Majors

Criminal Justice

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Bay State College Acceptance Rate is 39%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 1,866
Total Applicants Admitted 720
Applicants Enrolled 178
Full time Applicants Enrolled 129
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 49
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Bay State College Admission ProcessAdmission at Bay State College

Bay State College Provide much more convenience and flexibility which makes the students join Bay State College Online and most of the students of this online course are from other University and have transferred to the Bay State College Online.

Students planning to join Bay State College for Online Associate Degree program can transfer up to 30 credits. if the applicant is applying for Bachelor Degree then the student can transfer up to 90 credits.

What do you learn at Bay State College?
At Bay State College is all about how the student exhibited his knowledge. this is the main criteria that every student should have at Bay State College.

Students can earn credits by demonstrating in any of the following subjects.

  • Candidates can earn credits by writing the College Level Examination Program or Excelsior college and UExcel Exam, DANTES DSST Exam.
  • Candidates with work experience or training: if the candidates have a prior experience or have completed training in any specific field.
  • Military Training: Candidates with Prior experience in Military training can also earn credits. the Credits depends on the Documents submitted to the college issued by the Army American Council on Education Transcript System(AARTS) and Sailor-Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript(SMART), or transcript from the Community College of Air Force, or the Coast Guard Institute.
  • Professional training: Candidates completed the Professional Training evaluated by American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service or the National College Credit Recommendation Service.

Bay State College respects the candidates who have served for the United States. The candidates who were in military services have a special preferences and Bay State College provides full support for exhibiting the training and war field experience in the classroom.

The main Advantage of Online Degree Course at Bay State College is that it has small classroom and the class is more of the interactive type where students can communicate with other classmates and the professor through email, online chat and, message box. The timing of the classroom is also flexible so that candidates learn subjects with full comforts.

Admission Process for International Students

  • Students have to submit their application at college website
  • Candidates have to share the area of interest with the admission representatives of Bay State College.
  • Candidates have to submit their TOEFL Score with the college along with the equivalent High School Graduation with Bay State College.

It is general recommendations to candidates to register for two courses per term. it all depends on the candidates as they can apply for one more course.

Application Process

  • Candidates have to visit the Bay State College official website and Click on " Apply Now" on the website.
  • Candidates have to fill in the application form and submit it with all the supporting documents.
  • After submitting the form Candidates have to select the slot for the telephonic interview according to their convenience.
  • After Scheduling the telephonic interview candidates have to attend the telephonic interview with the Bay State College Admission Representative.
  • Candidates will be asked some general question just to know the interest of the candidates, the applicant has to tell everything that's been asked.
  •  Candidates will also be provided with the complete information regarding the Online course and information related to it.
  • After the telephonic interview, the candidates have to send the unofficial copies of transcripts to Bay State College by FAX (Number mentioned on the website) and Official Copies has to sent through Post to college address.
  • After All the above process students can choose that whether the individual needs a financial aid.
  • If Yes, candidates have to fill up the FAFSA form and make sure that FAFSA School is Entered Correctly.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Bay State College Financial Aid

The financial aid is provided in various forms such as loans, grants, scholarships, and federal work-study.

The students who are interested in availing any sort of financial aid, they must fill the FAFSA form first. Bay State College federal school code is 003965.

  • The State Aid provided for the students include Massachusetts State Scholarship Program.

  • The Federal Aid provided include Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

  • The Military Aid include Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,089 An Undergraduate student. U.S. National or Eligible Immigrant. Varies
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $397 U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. Varies
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $6,836 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. Varies
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,836 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. Varies
Direct PLUS Loans $6,836 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. Varies
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $6,836 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. Varies

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Massachusetts State Scholarship Program $780 Massachusetts residents. Demonstrate Financial needs. Varies

Data Source: http://www.baystate.edu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $11,400 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: http://www.baystate.edu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $30,627
$30,001 - $48,000 $28,784
$48,001 - $75,000 $31,996
$75,001 - $110,000 $31,417
Over $110,000 $31,075

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 47% $3,712
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 94% $6,752
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 50% $4,302
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 77% $5,216
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 64% $9,721
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 64% $6,836
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 31,057
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 65 $11,400
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 65 $11,400

Data Source: http://www.baystate.edu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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