Longmeadow, MA– The American Women’s College (TAWC), Bay Path University’s
online college for adult women has been recognized by the business media outlet Forbes
as one of the top three online women’s colleges in the nation. The ranking cited TAWC’s
strong retention rate and called out Bay Path’s WELL (We Empower Learners and
Leaders) program, a three-course leadership curriculum unique to the college, designed
to equip women with the leadership skills and experience to excel in any career path.
“We are excited to add this recognition to our growing list of accolades and
achievements,” says Dr. Maura Devlin, PhD, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and
Accreditation at Bay Path. “The American Women’s College takes an innovative,
intentional approach to women’s education that’s designed around the realities faced by
women who are looking to advance in their careers, while balancing a full work/life load. It’s a uniquely supportive and empowering educational experience that women thrive in.”
Forbes used 16 data points to evaluate colleges in the categories of credibility,
affordability, student outcomes, student experience and application process. Bay Path,
along with Simmons College and Brenau University made their top three list.
“Currently, 74% of all college students have a ‘non-traditional’ characteristic–meaning
they work, have dependents, are transfer students or are first-generation students.
These situations make attending a traditional, four-year, residential college a
challenging undertaking,” notes Dr. Devlin. “Bay Path was one of the first colleges to
recognize this, and we created The American Women’s College to accommodate and
support these learners.”
The American Women’s College offers more than 40 online, career-focused degree and
certificate programs on an accelerated schedule. More information can be found here.
About Bay Path University
Bay Path University was founded in 1897. 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. 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.