Bridgewater State University

Is Bridgewater State a Good School for the Money?

Bridgewater State University Value Report

College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of a Bridgewater State degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the Bridgewater State annual value report below.

Within Massachusetts, Bridgewater State is Ranked as Below Average in Quality for a Good Price.

Top 30% Massachusetts Value
Below Average Massachusetts Quality

Bridgewater State University is ranked #48 out of #68 in Massachusetts for quality and #17 out of #64 for Massachusetts value.

This makes it below average in quality but priced pretty well in the state.

State Value Ranking  17 out of 64
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  73.44 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Find out if Bridgewater State offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 50% National Quality

Bridgewater State University is ranked #554 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Bridgewater State University is priced competitvely when compared to other colleges of similar quality. Based on this information we believe it is a good price for the type of education provided.

National Value Ranking  554 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  62.36 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Geneva College $109,659 A
Minnesota State University - Mankato $111,551 A-
Minnesota State University - Moorhead $115,384 A-
Radford University $123,235 B
Bridgewater State University $128,356 B-
Northwest Nazarene University $128,640 B-
Winthrop University $133,072 C
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown $135,337 C
Palm Beach Atlantic University $155,068 D-
Marymount University $162,717 F
University of Missouri - St Louis $167,075 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $128,356 For That Piece of Paper

The Bridgewater State time to graduate is about 4.48 years and will cost an estimated $28,651 per year. This brings the total cost to 128,356.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $28,651
Average Years to Graduate 4.48
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $128,356

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Bridgewater State student takes 4.48 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Bridgewater State degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$98,367 In-State With Aid
$141,953 Avg Cost No Aid
4.48 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Bridgewater State.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $141,953 #175 A
All Students $128,356 #554 B-
Only Students Receiving Aid $117,228 #541 B-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $123,092 #9 A
All Students $109,496 #17 B
Only Students Receiving Aid $98,367 #23 B-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Massachusetts.

About 93% of Bridgewater State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Bridgewater State financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.

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