Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 10,998
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,295 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

81%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Bridgewater State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,007 applications and 4,863 students were granted admission. Bridgewater State University is at the #79 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 8% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 92% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT890 to 1090
ACT19 to 24

Application Fee

$50
Undergrad students
$50
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Bridgewater State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $7,050 and in-state students paid $910.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$15,737
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$910
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$7,050
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 80% of Bridgewater State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 31% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,397 (which is 0.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Bridgewater State University in 2016-2017, was 1,025, which is 69% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,405 (which is 1.9% above the national average.)

$4,397
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,405
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
80%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Bridgewater State University has enrolled a total of 10,998 students (8,282 students full-time and 2,716 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 10,998 students, 1,129 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and 9,562 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,436 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 241 students for distance studies.

10,998
Total Enrollment
1,129
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 75%

Black/African American: 10%

Hispanic: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Asian: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Bridgewater State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 36% 439 0
Psychology 9% 115
English Language And Literature/letters 7% 83
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 69
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 5% 62
Social Sciences 4% 54
History 3% 40
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 36
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 22
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 20

Graduation & Dropout Rates

59%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Bridgewater State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

3%
Still enrolled
38%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$33,600
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Bridgewater State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,600. Last year, out of the total 2,661 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,475 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,560 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,330 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,600 $43,800
Employment Rate 93% 91%
Total Graduates 2,661 2,560

Campus Location

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