Bay State College

Bay State College

Boston, MA
Not Reported
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $24,780 | $24,780
in-state | out-of-state
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Minimally Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Bay State College's Simple but Profound Educational Philosophy Helps Students Turn Passions and Talents Into Careers

Bay State College is about more than just a great education. Bay State College is about turning innate talents and passions, into one's life work. Bay State challenges every potential student to ask, "What do I love to do?"

That question is at the very core of an education at Bay State College, because when students know what they are passionate about, when they have particular things that they naturally do well and enjoy doing, they have a powerful head start toward a life-changing education.

This is exactly what makes Bay State a different kind of college. Bay State encourages students to search within themselves for answers, and it commits to providing each student with a personalized path for evolving their passions into rewarding careers. At Bay State, students have the opportunity to pursue what they love to do like nowhere else.

Bay State College operates on this very basic philosophy. A small, private college with passionate students and dedicated faculty, Bay State is a place where aptitudes and interests become rewarding careers. Everyone at Bay State, from the admissions counselors and professors to the career services team, are there to assist, guide, and advise students from the moment they apply.

With All of Boston as Its Campus, Bay State College Offers Access to Many of Today's Fastest-Growing Industries

An independent, private, coeducational college located in a safe, tree-lined neighborhood of Boston's storied Back Bay, Bay State has been changing lives and making career dreams come true since 1946. At one time widely regarded for its high-quality associate degrees, Bay State has since expanded to also offer a range of first-rate bachelor's degrees. Career-focused programs, taught by a faculty with real-world experience, provide access to many of today's fastest growing industries. Continuously upgraded and updated, the associate and bachelor's degree programs prepare graduates for fulfilling and good-paying careers.

Students can take advantage of the fact that Bay State is located in Boston, a world-class city where cultural, academic, artistic, entertainment, and recreational opportunities abound. The richness of Boston is enhanced by the presence of numerous leading colleges and universities in and around the city. Thousands of international students from all over the world add to the city's multicultural flavor and fun. With the rest of Massachusetts, New England, and the East Coast within a walk, a drive, or a short train trip, there is never a lack of resources.

Bay State College Imparts State-of-the-Art Skills That Can Be Applied to a Wide Range of Career Opportunities

Bay State College continuously assesses its offerings. Existing programs are improved and refined and new ones are added to ensure that graduates enter their chosen careers with state-of-the-art skills. Associate degrees in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, , entertainment management (focused on recording arts production), fashion design and merchandising, information technology, health studies, nursing, and several healthcare practitioner fields, travel/hospitality management, and retail business management.

Four-year bachelor's degree programs are offered in entertainment management (audio production concentration), fashion merchandising and information technology lead to degrees that put Bay State graduates in the middle of the action in high-energy, future-proof careers, In addition, the management program has concentrations in finance, marketing, hospitality management, and healthcare management that offer a wide range of career opportunities in various industries and global locations.

Small classes, a student-faculty ratio of 18:1 and such special offerings as group workshops, career panels, and internships assure students of a relevant and finely focused educational experience. The International Student Advisor assists the school's many international students, and many students take part in the study-abroad program to gain international perspectives. Bay State College is uniquely capable of helping students turn their passions and dreams into careers and success.

A Solid Educational Infrastructure Supports Student Advancement and Success and Provides Academic Support

Studies are supported by a solid educational infrastructure. Bay State's library has a combined book collection of some 5,300 books, 100 periodicals, and 200 audiovisual titles. More than sixty computers are equipped with high-speed Internet access and several databases full of magazine and journal articles. First-rate research tools include EBSCO, LexisNexis Academic, the Internet Public Library, and the Library of Congress. The library is also a member of the Boston Regional Library System's interlibrary loan program.

Importantly, Bay State College makes certain to be inclusive of students needing supplemental instruction and other academic support. Its Office of Academic Development provides a range of resources for all students who need supplemental instruction, tutoring, mentoring, or counseling assistance to succeed as a Bay State student.

Campus Life Offers Activities, Clubs, Recreation, and Fun to Balance Academic Studies and Priorities

All on-campus residence halls are within walking distance of classrooms, the library, and the Center for Learning and Academic Success. The Office of Student Activities organizes numerous events throughout the year, including the Bay State College Fashion Show and trips to Fenway Park and Boston Celtics games. The voice of the student body is heard through the Bay State Student Association, and various special-interest clubs and organizations provide productive activities for students.

Bay State Offers Financial Aid with Grants, Scholarships, Work-Study Programs, and Internships Programs

Bay State College offers various financial aid programs to qualified students, including Bay State College grants, MASSGrant/State Scholarships, Massachusetts No Interest Loans, and various federal grant and loan programs. The college also provides opportunities for part-time employment, work-study, and internships.

Location & Contact

122 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116-2975

Kimberly Odusami

Director of Admissions

Phone: 617-217-9186

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Automation/Technology/Data Entry
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion Merchandising
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations Related (Specialized)
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Tourism and Travel Services Marketing
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Adult Health Nursing
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Office Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical/Clinical Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


52% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,988
    • Accepted1,045
    • Acceptance Rate52%
    • Enrolled1,098
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $0
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.3
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$24,780
    • Out-of-state tuition *$24,780
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$11,800
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,098
    • Male Student PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Student PercentageNot Reported
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/LatinoNot Reported
    • Black or African AmericanNot Reported
    • White or CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian or Alaska NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • Unknown or International StudentNot Reported
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students13% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 26%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Not Reported
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Not Reported
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other 14-hour patrols by trained security personnel



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