Bay Path University Overview
Bay Path University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Longmeadow is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Bay Path University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Bay Path is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Bay Path.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 21% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Bay Path bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,700 a year. That's about 5% more than their peers at other schools.
- The average Bay Path student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Bay Path University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bay Path.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Bay Path has earned from around the web.
|#3||Best Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#9||Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#32||Highest Paid Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Graduates||College Factual|
|#57||Highest Paid Psychology Graduates||College Factual|
|#87||Best Colleges for Psychology||College Factual|
|#145||Best Healthcare Schools||Healthcare Degree Search|
Where Is Bay Path University?
Contact details for Bay Path are given below.
|Address:||588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106|
How Do I Get Into Bay Path?
You can apply to Bay Path online at: www.baypath.edu/admissions/apply
Admission Requirements for Bay Path
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Bay Path?
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.
Can I Afford Bay Path University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
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 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 4.8%. 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.
Bay Path University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,521 graduate students at the school.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bay Path University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||194|
|Hispanic or Latino||261|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Bay Path University. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 16 countries are represented at Bay Path. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Pakistan.
Online Learning at Bay Path University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bay Path has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 19th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Bay Path
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bay Path University was 47.9%. This is the #514 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bay Path regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Bay Path majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||33%|
|Child Development & Psychology||15%|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||20%|
|Mental & Social Health Services||61%|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||27%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bay Path ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bay Path.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Bay Path University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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