Longmeadow, MA (September 2022)— Bay Path University has been ranked No. 4
among the 2022-2023 Social Mobility category by U.S. News & World Report. Now
in its 38th year, the rankings evaluate more than 1,450 colleges and universities on up to
17 measures of academic quality.
“We are pleased to have moved up 22 spots, from 26 to number 4, in this ranking,”
states Bay Path President Sandra J. Doran. “Our efforts in this area supports the
mission and vision of our University, which is to provide our students with the
knowledge, voice, and confidence to succeed in their chosen career in life, and, in doing
so, impact their future, and also the well-being of their families and communities.”
U.S. News publishes the Best Colleges rankings each year to provide prospective students and their families with helpful data and information on factors such as graduation rates, social mobility, and graduate indebtedness.
"For nearly 40 years, the Best Colleges methodology has continuously evolved to
reflect changes in the higher education landscape and the interests of prospective
students," said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer at U.S. News. "Guiding that evolution is U.S. News' mission of providing useful data and information to help with
one of life's biggest decisions."
Prospective students can see how Bay Path University compares to other institutions
and how the rankings are calculated on USNews.com.
Top Performers on Social Mobility Ranking
The social mobility rankings are calculated by assessing the six-year graduation rates of
students who received federal Pell Grants compared with the graduation rate of other
students. Those grant recipients generally come from households with annual incomes
Bay Path has long been committed to fostering an environment that is supportive and
inclusive reflecting the diversity of our students. For the 2022 incoming fall class of
traditional students, 50% were the first in their family to attend college, and 47% were
diverse. The University offers numerous scholarship opportunities, as well as academic
assistance and other supports, such as the ALLI program, which helps young women
transition from high school to their first year as a university student, and an extensive
peer tutoring support system.
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About Bay Path University
Bay Path University was founded in 1897. In 2022, the University will be celebrating its
125th anniversary. Today, Bay Path’s enrolled population of over 3,000 includes
traditional undergraduates; adult women at The American Women's College, the first
all-women, all-online accredited degree program in the country; and women and men
master’s and doctoral students. At Bay Path, every learner’s dreams of a better career, a
richer life, and a brighter future will be realized.