U.S.News & World Report: "America's Best Colleges"
LONGMEADOW, Mass.—Bay Path College earned the #31 spot among Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North in the 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report. This is the sixth year in a row that Bay Path has been included in the top tier. The exclusive rankings will be published in the magazine’s September issue, and is available on newsstands beginning Monday, August 24.
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 2009, Bay Path expanded its academic program offerings to include forensic studies and interdisciplinary studies for undergraduates, as well as a Master of Science degrees in Education/Special Education, Forensics, Higher Education Administration, and Strategic Fundraising. The College also provides highly competitive financial aid packages in order to make a college education affordable and accessible to all qualified students. Bay Path gives 100 percent of new full-time students a guaranteed scholarship or grant. Through the three-part Bay Path College Education Stimulus Plan, the College provides a variety of scholarships, grants, and awards specifically and proactively presented to potential students early in the admissions process. Bay Path provides a comprehensive program of need-based and merit-based financial aid in the form of federal-, state-, and college-based assistance. Students can qualify for merit scholarships worth up to $13,000 a year as well as prestigious National Science Foundation scholarships that can provide up to $10,000 a year for four years. The average aid package for students with financial need in the Class of 2012 was $22,000.
If a student’s financial situation changes while enrolled at Bay Path, the College will provide assistance through the Bay Path Opportunity Grant Program. The College continues to demonstrate its commitment to a student’s education by providing additional assistance to those undergraduates who pursue a Bay Path graduate degree to enhance their career opportunities. Qualified Bay Path undergraduates, who successfully attain their bachelor’s degrees, will be awarded a $10,000 grant to be used toward a master’s degree program at the College.
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