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Bay State College Overview

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Bay State College is a private for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Bay State College Known For?

212 Undergraduate Awards
$45,716 Avg Cost After Aid
34% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Bay State College is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 14% of the faculty were full-time.

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Bay State College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bay State College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Arts & Media Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Accounting Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Business Administration & Management Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#132 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#182 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Bay State College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best General Health & Wellness Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#32 Best Physical Therapy Assistant Schools College Factual
#58 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual
#83 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search
#88 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#255 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Bay State College?


Contact details for Bay State College are given below.

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

How Do I Get Into Bay State College?

You can apply to Bay State College online at:

Admission Requirements for Bay State College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bay State College?

34% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate of Bay State College is 34%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 30%.

Can I Afford Bay State College?

$45,716 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
6.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bay State College is $45,716. 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.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bay State College, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $11,781 a year. That adds up to $47,124 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bay State College is 6.7%. 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.

Bay State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

283 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 691 undergraduate students at Bay State College, with 283 being full-time and 408 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 283 full-time undergraduates at Bay State College, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bay State College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 61
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 149
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 33

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Bay State College. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 21 countries are represented at Bay State College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Bay State College

86 Took All Classes Online
375 Took At Least One Class Online
-8.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 375 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bay State College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 44th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Bay State College

The following table shows how Bay State College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Arts & Media Management #4 #4
Hospitality Management #46 #34
Visual & Performing Arts #46 #40

Online Growth Rankings of Bay State College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bay State College was -8.1%. This is the #1,972 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bay State College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Bay State College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Arts & Media Management 55%
Health Professions 22%
Nursing 31%
Visual & Performing Arts 58%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bay State College 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 State College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Arts & Media Management #23
Hospitality Management #138
Visual & Performing Arts #203
Computer Information Systems #443

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 State College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 10 0 49 59
Nursing 23 0 25 48
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 33 11 0 44
Criminal Justice & Corrections 7 0 17 24
Health Sciences & Services 15 0 0 15
Arts & Media Management 0 0 11 11
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 7 7
Computer Information Systems 0 0 2 2
Accounting 1 0 0 1
Design & Applied Arts 1 0 0 1
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 90 11 111 212


*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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