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 Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State University - Bridgewater, MA

131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

General information:(508)531-1000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:11,294(9,552 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,603 $7,053 $7,552 -7%
Out-of-state $12,743 $13,193 $13,692 -4%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,670 $10,100 $10,400 -3%
Other $3,200 $3,200 $3,400 -6%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,950 $9,400 $9,700 -3%
Other $4,600 $4,600 $4,800 -4%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,600 $4,600 $4,800 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $20,473 $21,353 $22,352 -5%
Off Campus $21,153 $22,053 $23,052 -4%
Off Campus with Family $12,203 $12,653 $13,352 -8%
Out-of-state
On Campus $26,613 $27,493 $28,492 -4%
Off Campus $27,293 $28,193 $29,192 -3%
Off Campus with Family $18,343 $18,793 $19,492 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $910
In-state fees $6,642
Out-of-state tuition $7,050
Out-of-state fees $6,642
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,675
In-state fee $6,513
Out-of-state tuition $1,675
Out-of-state fees $6,513
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,083 76% --
Grant or scholarship aid 887 62% $3,924,155 $4,424
Federal grants 417 29% $1,912,661 $4,587
Pell grants 406 28% $1,571,913 $3,872
Other federal grants 385 27% $340,748 $885
State/local government grant or scholarships 828 58% $1,253,063 $1,513
Institutional grants or scholarships 652 46% $758,431 $1,163
Student loan aid 923 65% $5,914,652 $6,408
Federal student loans 916 64% $4,988,708 $5,446
Other student loans 160 11% $925,944 $5,787
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,821 41% $16,850,935 $4,410
Pell grants 2,068 22% $8,613,695 $4,165
Federal student loans 4,838 52% $33,972,822 $7,022

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $12,816 $13,016 $13,954
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,886 $8,411 $9,254
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,420 $10,662 $11,447
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,404 $13,890 $15,185
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,086 $15,679 $16,751
$110,001 and more $15,678 $16,439 $17,491

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. 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.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 11,294
Undergraduate enrollment 9,552
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,044
Graduate enrollment 1,742
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,538 2,730 3,808
Percent admitted 70% 66% 72%
Percent admitted who enrolled 66% 23% 23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1360 91%
ACT 66 4%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 460 550
SAT Math 470 558
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 21 24
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 26-
Basketball 1614
Field Hockey -21
Football 89-
Lacrosse -19
Soccer 2422
Softball -18
Swimming and Diving 1120
Tennis 119
Track and Field, Indoor 4030
Track and Field, Outdoor 4730
Track and Field, X-Country 177
Volleyball -17
Wrestling 20-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2008 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2008 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2007 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2007 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2007 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2007 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2007 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2006 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2006 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2006 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2003 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2003 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2003 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1953 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
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

04/01/2012 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2007 Accredited
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

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession346
Drug law violations616 7
Liquor law violations11197159
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 132
Drug law violations 393
Liquor law violations 847294
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 032
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 725
Burglary 15128
Motor vehicle theft 212
Arson 200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 101
Burglary 1085
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 200
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate5.8%
Number in default107
Number in repayment1,826

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00218300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate Award of less than 1 academic year
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General3----
Category total43----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-0--0
Accounting and Finance1----
Business Administration and Management, General-0--0
Finance, General----0
Management Information Systems, General----0
Management Science237---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General----0
Category total26937--0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6----
Category total139----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science03---
Category total193---
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education044--
Biology Teacher Education026--
Chemistry Teacher Education--4--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-22-5-
Drama and Dance Teacher Education2-0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching154--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-13630-
Educational/Instructional Technology-10700
Elementary Education and Teaching3478--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education01315--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education--0--
Health Teacher Education0----
History Teacher Education-514--
Mathematics Teacher Education-724--
Music Teacher Education033--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching5-6--
Physics Teacher Education-04--
Reading Teacher Education-15-5-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-25--
Social Science Teacher Education--0--
Spanish Language Teacher Education--0--
Special Education and Teaching, General010014--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-6---
Category total312254124400
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General2715---
Category total14015---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature12----
Category total18----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer015---
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist00---
Category total2215---
History Colleges
History, General16----
Category total104----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies012---
Category total17812---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General8----
Category total40----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-21---
Category total-21---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1----
Category total6----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0----
Geochemistry0----
Geology/Earth Science, General5----
Physics, General0----
Category total30----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General3011---
Category total21911---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-3---
Social Work051---
Category total5954---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology2----
Economics, General2----
Geography5----
Political Science and Government, General2----
Sociology2----
Category total137----
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General0----
Category total32----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine/Studio Arts, General8----
Music, General1----
Category total57----
Grand total144422124400