U.S.News & World Report
08.28.2007 —U.S.News & World Report Ranks Bay Path College #26 in 2008 Annual America's Best Colleges Report.
Bay Path College earned the #26 spot among Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North in the 2008 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report. This is the fourth year in a row that Bay Path has been included in the top tier. The exclusive rankings – which this year feature some substantial changes in methodology – will be published in the magazine’s August 27 issue, and is available on newsstands beginning Monday, August 20, and available online at www.usnews.com/colleges.
The annual rankings – in which U.S.News groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching – provide a resource for parents and students contemplating one of life’s most challenging financial decisions. The annual U.S.News & World Report rankings represent the most comprehensive look at how schools stack up based on a set of 15 indicators, and help consumers evaluate and compare data compiled from more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools.
In 2007, Bay Path expanded its academic program offerings to include accounting and biology for secondary education for undergraduates, as well as a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy, Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management, and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The College also provides highly competitive financial aid packages in order to make a college education affordable and accessible to all qualified students. For example, the College has merit-based scholarships and need-based grants for first-year and transfer students. More than 90% of our undergraduates receive financial aid, and in 2006/2007 Bay Path awarded more than $8.2 million dollars in financial aid to its undergraduate students.
A complete summary of the methodology used to rank each school can be found online at www.usnews.com/colleges.
Bay Path is a four-year private college with an enrollment of over 1500 students at its Longmeadow campuses, and satellite campuses in Sturbridge/Charlton (MA) and Burlington (MA). The College offers undergraduate degrees for women, and graduate degrees for men and women. Through its focus on leadership, communication, and technology, the College educates students to become confident and resourceful contributors to our increasingly interdependent world.