Bay Path College Launches New One-Day-A-Week Saturday College and Graduate Programs in Burlington, MA.
Bay Path College, a leader in accelerated degree programs for adult learners, will launch a new campus for its highly successful One-Day-A-Week Saturday College and selected master’s degrees in Burlington, MA for the fall 2007 semester, announced College President Dr. Carol A. Leary. Established at Bay Path's Longmeadow Campus in 1999, the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College has since graduated more than 600 adult students. A second campus, located in Sturbridge /Charlton, MA opened in 2003, expanding the program's reach to Worcester-area residents.
Unique and highly successful, from the beginning the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College has resonated with adult women from all ages and backgrounds. It has allowed them to balance work and life, while earning a college degree in 1 to 3 ½ years. By obtaining a college degree, graduates of the program have been able to transform their careers, personal and family lives, and, most importantly, gain a level of confidence and self-worth that provides a foundation for growth, resiliency, and accomplishment.
"We have been delighted with the success of the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College in helping women achieve a wide range of education and career goals," said Dr. Leary. "Expanding the program to a campus in Burlington – at the nexus of so many of the region’s premier technology, life sciences and financial services companies – will expand access to a new cadre of women."
Bay Path's One-Day-A-Week Saturday College is one of the most successful adult degree programs in the Northeast. The Sturbridge campus has over 150 adult students enrolled in the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College and the Longmeadow campus has over 500 women enrolled. The new Burlington campus will be located in the Burlington High School, areas of which will be renovated and updated. Bay Path will begin accepting students for fall 2007 classes for both bachelor's degrees (Business, Liberal Studies and Elementary Education) and master's degrees (M.S. Communications & Information Management and the M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy).
"We would like to extend our appreciation to the town of Burlington; its school officials have been extraordinarily receptive to this idea," said Dr. Leary. "It is evident that the community of Burlington puts students first and takes great pride in the high school. Bay Path and Burlington High School share a common mission: preparing students for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship. Bay Path looks forward to forming a partnership that is beneficial to both the school and the community as a whole."
The Bay Path College One-Day-A-Week Saturday College offers several unique advantages: its accelerated and focused format allows participants to earn their degree in 1 to 3 ½ years (depending on the number and applicability of past college credits); its full-time undergraduate degree program is offered only on Saturdays for easy scheduling; the carefully designed locked and guaranteed class schedule ensures course availability; and the full-time schedule also allows potential students to be eligible for financial aid.
"By creating a program designed for non-traditional women students, we are creating a classroom atmosphere that really encourages learning. In addition, many of our students are juggling both work and family obligations; we know from experience that the unique schedule and design of our programs is suited to that audience," said Valerie Healy, director of the Burlington campus.
The Burlington campus of Bay Path College will also be offering the M.S. in Communications and Information Management, a degree that integrates the areas of information management, business, communications and the emerging technologies. Available in the fast-track one-year or two-year program, this degree is particularly suited to meet the economic needs of the region, and emphasizes knowledge that is immediately applicable from the classroom to the workplace.
For more information about the degree programs and the Burlington campus, e-mail email@example.com or telephone 1.866.686.7284.
Founded in 1897, Bay Path College has a history of developing innovative educational programs in direct response to the needs of its students and the changing workplace. The 48-acre main campus is located in the historic community of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and has approximately 1500 students enrolled in the Undergraduate College for women, the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College for adult women, and the Graduate School for men and women, which offers five distinctive graduate programs. Bay Path is both a residential and commuter College, and provides on campus and online programming for all student populations. Providing a supportive and highly personalized environment, the College is also known by all of its students as a place where learning is valued, knowledge is prized, and the leadership and spirit of students are cultivated and celebrated.