Bay State College

Bay State College (also known as Bay State or BSC) is a private for-profit college[1] located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, the state's capital city.[2]

Founded in 1946, Bay State College specializes in career-focused programs, specifically in business, information technology and healthcare. The college currently offers 15 bachelor's degree programs and concentrations, 8 associate degree programs, 1 certificate program, 2 graduate program partnerships, and 7 minors.[3]

Bay State College has three divisions: Day, Evening and Online. In 2013, the college established a satellite location in Taunton, Massachusetts as part of its Evening Division.

History

Bay State College opened in 1946 to serve a single industry, the airlines, by providing students with hands-on skills and paying particular attention to a strong educational foundation. Then as now, the College was known for its small classes, individual attention, and focus on specific careers.[4]

In 1961, Bay State College moved to its current location in the Back Bay.[5]

In 1975, Bay State College was initially authorized to grant associate degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1989, Bay State became accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In 2004, Bay State College was authorized by the state and NEASC to grant bachelor's degrees in Business, Fashion, and Entertainment Management.[6]

On November 20, 2017, Bay State College was purchased by Ambow BSC, Inc., the Delaware subsidiary of the Chinese educational and career services company Ambow Education Holding Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.[7]

Accreditation

Bay State College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science.[8]

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges accredits schools and colleges in the six new England states. Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators.[9]

Medical Assisting Program Accreditation

Bay State College's Certificate program in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and prepares students for the national certification exams like the Medical Assisting Registration Exam (RMA) of the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam of the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).[10]

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Accreditation

Bay State College's Associate in Science Degree program in Physical Therapist Assistant is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). In order to be eligible to practice as a PTA in Massachusetts, graduates must take the national licensure examination.[11]

Nursing Program Accreditation

Bay State College's Associate in Science Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The associate degree Nursing Program was granted full approval status by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing on November 12, 2014.[12]

Academics

Bay State College currently has 3 divisions – Day, Evening and Online – and offers 15 bachelor's degree programs and concentrations, 8 associate degree programs, 1 certificate program, 2 graduate program partnerships, and 7 minors.[13]

References

  1. http://www.baystate.edu/about-baystate/governance/
  2. "Bay State College Appoints New President". Bay State College. 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
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  7. "Ambow Education Announces Acquisition of Bay State College in Boston". PR Newswire. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
  8. "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  9. "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  10. "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
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