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Bay Path University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Bay Path University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Bay Path offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bay Path University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bay Path University was awarded 31 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and medical administrative services.

Overall Quality

Bay Path landed the #1,335 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Bay Path is also ranked #61 out of 72 schools in Massachusetts.

See all of the rankings for Bay Path University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Bay Path?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Bay Path University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 63%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 65% of students accepted to Bay Path submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bay Path University  ( 500 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Bay Path University  ( 470 to 580 )
Bay Path received ACT scores from 10% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Bay Path University  ( 20 to 25 )

Learn more about Bay Path University admissions.

Bay Path University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bay Path is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bay Path University is 23%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  23 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bay Path University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Bay Path University is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bay Path the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 50%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Bay Path University.

Bay Path University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,817 undergraduates at Bay Path with 1,165 being full-time and 652 being part-time.

How Much Does Bay Path University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bay Path is $22,211. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bay Path

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,522 $19,636 $21,763 $27,022 $27,587

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bay Path, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bay Path, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $9,971 a year. That adds up to $39,884 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bay Path is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bay Path Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bay Path make around $42,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Bay Path University make the most money.

Location of Bay Path University

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Bay Path University is a private not-for-profit institution. Longmeadow is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Bay Path are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone: 413-565-1000

Bay Path University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 29 majors graduated from Bay Path University. Of these students, 434 received undergraduate degrees and 471 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 107 $49,500
General Psychology 54 $34,800
Health Sciences & Services 51 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 43 $38,200
General Biology 34 NA
Child Development & Psychology 23 NA
Accounting 20 $34,600
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 17 NA
Computer Information Systems 13 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 $25,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Bay Path University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bay Path

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 2,057 students took at least one online class at Bay Path University. This is a decrease from the 2,168 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,057 1,393
2017-2018 2,168 1,501
2016-2017 1,845 1,185
2015-2016 1,611 1,006
2013-2014 551 385

Learn more about online learning at Bay Path University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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