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About Bay State College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

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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 student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • 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. 

Online Education at Bay State College

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.

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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. 

Location & Contact


122 Commonwealth Avenue


Email: N/A
Phone: 6172179000
Fax: 6175361735
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Bay State College Admission Process

Admission 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 questions just to know the interest of the candidates, the applicant has to tell everything that's been asked.

  • Candidates will also be provided with 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 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.

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The average net price is $30,956 and the average annual cost of the college is $23,500. However, the cost of books and supplies is $1,500. The student has to incur an amount of $13,300 for the room and board cost which is inclusive of the meal and the average budget for other personal or professional expenses comes around 6,500. So the total one year cost sums to $44,800.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

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Business Administration, Management...

89 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

48 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

34 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

30 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

29 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

22 Graduates

Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

20 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

6 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

4 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

3 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

2 Graduates


Student Body

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Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%


46% White

6% Unknown

25% Black

12% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

5% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$64,103 per year

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The students can reside on campus and 53% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

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On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $13,300 per year for living on campus. At Bay State College, students are offered well-cooked food keeping in mind their health and nutritional requirements. Additionally, the college offers a wide assortment of dining and meal options to the students. There are around 29% male and 71% female students enrolled at the university.

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$165 - 415

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

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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.

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