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Bay Path’s BSN Program Receives High Marks for Return on Investment

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Longmeadow, MA - For prospective students and parents alike, there is one question that needs to be answered when it comes to college tuition: will a particular degree provide a return on the tuition investment it will take to earn one? For Bay Path University, has answered that question, ranking its online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program as 6th in the nation for online BSN programs with the highest return on investment. With many of Bay Path’s RN to BSN students working full time, time and money are important factors when considering and planning to return to school.

“As a career-oriented university, we focus not only on preparing our graduates for their professions, but also on preparing them for life after graduation,” shared Dr. Maura Devlin, Bay Path’s Associate Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Studies. “The financial implications from a large amount of tuition debt can really impact how successful college graduates can be and the types of risks and decisions they feel confident making as they navigate the first years in their professional fields. As we develop academic programs and curricula, we plan for prospective students' outcomes from many different perspectives, not just in our RN to BSN program, but in all our academic offerings. Not only are our students getting an excellent education, but they’re doing so in a way that truly sets them up for success.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, with The American Association of College of Nurses encouraging a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as the minimum education requirement for nursing professionals.

OnlineU, a product of leading higher education researcher and publisher Optimal,  focuses on providing prospective students with data highly relevant to them — proven outcomes of real alumni. Using tuition, salary, and debt data that is specific to the program and degree level at each school, OnlineU is able to rank colleges across the nation on their return of investment when comparing tuition costs to the average alumni’s salary ten years post-graduation.

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About Bay Path University

Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women's College, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 60 graduate programs for women and men, including doctorate degrees; and Strategic Partnerships, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations.  Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.