2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$12,744

Net Price

86%

Admitted

18%

Enrolled

62%

Graduation Rate

19/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Bridgewater State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 9,942. In 2021, there were 455 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #32 in Massachusetts and ranks #781 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

455

Total Enrollment

9,942

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education

Ranking for Bridgewater State University

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#32

Massachusetts Rank

Combining ranking factors for 53 schools that offer psychology degrees in Massachusetts, Bridgewater State University ranks #32.

#781

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Bridgewater State University ranks #781.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Bridgewater State University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology and Social Work.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Clinical Psychology8
Counseling and Applied Psychology8
General Psychology288
Social Work8170
Total Graduates36986
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 8,881 students applied to the Bridgewater State University. The university admitted 86% and 18% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Massachusetts universities is 11,143. On average, all Massachusetts institutions admit 66% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Bridgewater State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 79%. Compared to all Massachusetts four or more years colleges, the percentage is 77%.

The overall graduation rate for Bridgewater State University is 62%, compared to 69% for all Massachusetts universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare BSU to Massachusetts Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Bridgewater State University to the average of all Massachusetts four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

BSU

8,881

Applicants

86%

Percent Admitted

18%

Percent Enrolled

79%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

62%

Graduation Rate

MA Colleges

11,143

Applicants

66%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

77%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

69%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 338 or 45% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 411 or 55% part-time faculty members employed at Bridgewater State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 338 or 45%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

BSU

19 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

45%

Percent Full-Time

55%

Percent Part-Time

45%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MA Colleges

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

47%

Percent Full-Time

53%

Percent Part-Time

45%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Bridgewater State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $910, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $1,675 and the average cost for graduate fees is $9,722.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Bridgewater State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Bridgewater State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,832
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,100
Total Living Expenses$16,932
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$910
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$18,842
In-State, Graduate Tuition$1,675
In-State, Graduate Fees$9,722
Total Graduate Expenses$11,397
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Bridgewater State University is $12,744. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Bridgewater State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$13,252$8,255
$30,001 – $48,000$15,498$9,920
$48,001 – $75,000$18,485$12,913
$75,001 – $110,000$21,626$15,063
$110,001 and more$23,059$17,880
US Department of Education

Compare Bridgewater State University to all Massachusetts universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

BSU

$18,842

Cost to Attend

$7,361

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,744

Net Price

MA Colleges

$47,729

Cost to Attend

$20,502

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$23,230

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,212 or 91%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 5,398 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $7,361.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid5,398$7,361
Pell Grants2,952$4,595
Federal Student Loans6,276$5,465
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Bridgewater State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

BSU

5,398

Grant or Scholarship Aid

37%

Grants or Scholarships

2,952

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

6,276

Federal Student Loans

43%

Federal Student Loans

MA Colleges

2,963

Grant or Scholarship Aid

51%

Grants or Scholarships

1,101

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,750

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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