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Bay State College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Bay State College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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 State College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Bay State College was awarded 10 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Bay State College is ranked #1,419 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Bay State College is also ranked #63 out of 68 schools in Massachusetts.

See all of the rankings for Bay State College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Bay State College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Bay State College is a competitive 44%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Learn more about Bay State College admissions.

Bay State College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bay State College is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bay State College is 12%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  12 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bay State College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a measure of what percentage of first-year, full-time students come back for their sophomore year. The 48% rate at Bay State College is a good bit lower than the national rate of 68%. This could be for a number of reasons, such as students transferring after a year because they changed majors.

Freshmen Retention Rate  48 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Bay State College is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Bay State College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 609 undergraduates at Bay State College with 314 being full-time and 295 being part-time.

Bay State College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Bay State College scored 46.48 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  46.48 out of 100
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How Much Does Bay State College Cost?

The overall average net price of Bay State College is $33,019. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 State College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bay State College, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $9,579 a year. That adds up to $38,316 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bay State College is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bay State College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Bay State College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $32,100 in their early years. This is about 19% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Bay State College make the most money.

Location of Bay State College

Bay State College is a private for-profit institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. The location of Bay State College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Bay State College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 31 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-217-9000

Bay State College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 53 $46,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 21 $32,400
Nursing 16 $88,400
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 10 $37,100
Computer Information Systems 3 NA
Arts & Media Management 3 $31,900
Accounting 0 NA
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 NA
Health Sciences & Services 0 NA

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

Online Learning at Bay State College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 420 students took at least one online class at Bay State College. This is an increase from the 388 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 420 103
2016-2017 388 117
2015-2016 346 127
2014-2015 382 80
2013-2014 362 203

Learn more about online learning at Bay State College.

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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