Bridgewater State University

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School Information

Phone Number: (508) 531-1000
Website: www.bridgew.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.bridgew.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply
Address: 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 10,990
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,556 (69% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,367
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,507
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,141

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bridgewater State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bridgewater State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 533
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 251118
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 32
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 4
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 5
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 314330

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bridgewater State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $10,367
Out-of-state $16,507
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $10,530
Out-of-state $10,530

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,379 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,040 70% $6,141
Student loan aid 1,314 89% $6,216

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,260 55% $5,519
Federal student loans 7,331 77% $5,945

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bridgewater State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bridgewater State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,806 2,827 3,979
Percent admitted 100% 88% 92%
Percent admitted who enrolled 22% 23% 22%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bridgewater State University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 10,990
Undergraduate enrollment 9,504
Graduate enrollment 1,486

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bridgewater State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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