118 YEARS YOUNG
When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road to success. We still do. Today, that spirit and philosophy are more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it’s not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that define us—and we have many—but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to lead to experience to a career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done. At Commencement, after receiving their diplomas graduates pass under a banner with the University’s motto, Carpe Diem. Seize the Day. Our students know better: they seize this day…they seize this moment. We have done our job.
A Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women and graduated women and men to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world. The Bay Path experience is nothing less than transformational. Our women-only undergraduate programs and our coeducational graduate programs are offered both on campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century education for learners at all stages of life and career. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skill set, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world.
Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and a member of the Women’s College Coalition. With the main campus and four satellite locations, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees and professional certificates. Bay Path was established in 1897. The name is based on a footpath used by Native Americans that was later formalized as a much-traveled commercial route between early Connecticut settlements and towns of the Massachusetts Bay Colony including Boston. ENROLLMENT (FALL 2014) 3107 Total | 1856 Undergraduate Students | 1251 Graduate Students FACULTY About 389 faculty members and appointments. ALUMNI Approximately 15, 000 alumni around the world. ATHLETICS Eight teams compete at the NCAA Division III level, in the New England Collegiate Conference. UNIVERSITY MASCOT Wildcats MOTTO Carpe Diem, Latin for "Seize the Day" FINANCIAL STATEMENTS To request a copy of our audited financial statements, contact the Office of the Vice President for Finance & Administrative Services at 413.565.1251. REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS 62 acres