Bay State College

Boston, MA 02116
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Bay State College is one of the six private, for-profit 4-year colleges in Massachusetts. The campus is located in an urban area, in Boston.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 717 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 53 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 25 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 48%). Every year 30% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Bay State College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $21,720, and fees were $600. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $21,720 and $600 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students717
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate48%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 10
Bachelor's degree 3 34
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 80.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
10/24/2007 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$905/credit
In State Students$905/credit
Out of State Students$905/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $40,725 $40,725 $40,725
ADN 70 $63,350 $63,350 $63,350
BSN 125 $113,125 $113,125 $113,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of Bay State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,334
Other Federal Grant 30% $344
State Grant & Scholarships 17% $828
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 77% $3,674
Federal Student Loans 84% $6,638
Private Loans 13% $20,053


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$29,918
$30,001 to $48,000$31,176
$48,001 to $75,000$32,205
$75,001 to $110,000$35,062
Over $110,000$33,991

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.
Bay State College
122 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

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