Office of the President

Welcome to Bay Path University!

Dr. Carol Leary, president of Bay Path College, chats with students

I am truly honored to be part of an educational legacy that for over a century has emphasized innovative, career-focused academic programs that have empowered our students to embark on successful careers or continue on to graduate/professional school.

The Bay Path University of today is a flourishing institution that has a diverse student body. Comprised of the undergraduate women’s college, our One-Day-A-Week College offering degrees for women at three convenient locations; The American Women's College, the first all-women, all-online accredited degree program; and our graduate programs for men and women, these academic programs—regardless if you attend at our Longmeadow main campus or one of our other satellite campuses —have several qualities in common that have become the hallmark of a Bay Path education: exceptional faculty, practical education, and a supportive community.

Faculty that make a difference
Time and again, our students and alumni point out the remarkable role and influence our faculty members have had on their careers. Our low faculty-student ratio gives you the opportunity to work closely, often one-on-one, with professors who are knowledge leaders in their disciplines, and also active practioners in their fields. More important, they are there for you from career advice to networking…guiding and encouraging you to reach beyond your potential. Their commitment and dedication help you reap the rewards of your educational investment.

Education that matters
Internships, practicums, live case studies, special on-site projects, study abroad —at Bay Path we believe opportunities like these are what provide you with practical and relevant experiences that add value to classroom learning while building your resume or credentials. Ultimately, our goal is to make your academic experience as meaningful as possible because we know that education will matter in your career and life choices.

Be a part of our community
Community is very important at Bay Path. It starts with that first connection you make with one of our admissions counselors and continues after you graduate, as you join our 12,000 plus alumni community. Once at Bay Path, you’ll find that community is also a feeling that is strengthened by our traditions; community is valued by showing a mutual respect for others; and community is encouraged through volunteer projects and service to the greater community. At Bay Path, the power of community is truly a spirit that opens the doors of possibilities.

For all our prospective students, parents, alumni, and visitors I encourage you to explore this Web site and discover more about Bay Path University. Of course, the best way to learn about Bay Path is to visit our beautiful campus and see for yourself what we have to offer!

Carol A. Leary, Ph.D.