Bridgewater State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$910
2022 Average Net Price
$17,225
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.73%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.7%
8,807 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
9,604
73.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.1%
773 Graduates

About

Bridgewater State University is a higher education institution located in Plymouth County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Bridgewater State University were General Psychology (312 degrees awarded), Management Science (188 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (164 degrees).

In 2022, 2,678 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bridgewater State University. 69.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,048 degrees), 8.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bridgewater State University is $910, which is $−23,086 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bridgewater State University is $910, which is $−23,086 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,225.

In 2022, 71% of undergraduate students attending Bridgewater State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$910
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bridgewater State University was $910. The cost of tuition at Bridgewater State University is $−23,086 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,225
2022 Value
35.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bridgewater State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,225. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bridgewater State University grew by 35.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,832
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bridgewater State University was of $13,832 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Bridgewater State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 18.3% with respect to 2021, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.73%
2019 Default Rate
48
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bridgewater State University was 1.73%, which represents 48 out of the 2778 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bridgewater State University received 8,807 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.833% annual growth. Out of those 8,807 applicants, 7,725 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.7% acceptance rate.

There were 9,604 students enrolled at Bridgewater State University in 2022. 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bridgewater State University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
7,725
Accepted Out of 8,807

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bridgewater State University was 87.7% (7,725 admissions from 8,807 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 86.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.833%, while admissions grew by 0.704%..

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage (2022)
225
Scores Submitted (2022)

14% of enrolled first-time students at Bridgewater State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bridgewater State University had a total enrollment of 9,604 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bridgewater State University is 7,025 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,579. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at Bridgewater State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bridgewater State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.3% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 8.81% Hispanic or Latino, 5.76% Two or More Races, 2.13% Asian, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0416% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bridgewater State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.6%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.1%), followed by White Male (14.3%) and Black or African American Female (8.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bridgewater State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,604 students. The full-time enrollment at Bridgewater State University is 7,025 and the part-time enrollment is 2,579. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at Bridgewater State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bridgewater State University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Bridgewater State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,850 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    999 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    846 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bridgewater State University is 71.3% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 8.81% Hispanic or Latino, 5.76% Two or More Races, 2.13% Asian, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0416% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,026 more women than men received degrees from Bridgewater State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bridgewater State University is white (2,048 degrees awarded). There were 8.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bridgewater State University is General Psychology (312 degrees awarded), followed by Management Science (188 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (164 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bridgewater State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (71 degrees awarded), Education (706 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (176 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bridgewater State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,768,811 people), Secondary school teachers (559,334 people), Education administrators (350,952 people), Other managers (276,644 people), and Social workers, all other (276,199 people).

The most specialized majors at Bridgewater State University in 2022 are History (71 degrees awarded), Education (706 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (176 degrees), English (95 degrees), and Psychology (326 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bridgewater State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Bridgewater State University are History (71 degrees awarded), Education (706 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (176 degrees), English (95 degrees), and Psychology (326 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bridgewater State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,326,710 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (564,440 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (361,855 people), Individual & family services (278,999 people), and Outpatient care centers (250,155 people).

The most specialized majors at Bridgewater State University are History (71 degrees awarded), Education (706 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (176 degrees), English (95 degrees), and Psychology (326 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bridgewater State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 312 degrees awarded
  2. 188 degrees awarded
  3. 164 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bridgewater State University was General Psychology with 312 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

826
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,852
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 826 degrees were awarded to men at Bridgewater State University, which is 0.446 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,852).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Bridgewater State University in Management Science, which is 1.32 times more than the 81 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 273 degrees were awarded to men at Bridgewater State University in General Psychology, which is 7 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 36% of students graduating from Bridgewater State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bridgewater State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.29% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,048 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    250 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    151 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bridgewater State University is white (2,048 degrees awarded). There were 8.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

1.05% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,420 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    628 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    173 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bridgewater State University is white female (1,420 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (628 degrees).

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Operations

Bridgewater State University has an endowment valued at nearly $61M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 74.1k (0.121%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Bridgewater State University had a total salary expenditure of 234M. Bridgewater State University employs 143 Professors, 100 Associate professors and 80 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bridgewater State University are Male Professor (73), Female Professor (70), and Female Associate professor (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bridgewater State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 286 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 146 employees, and Service with 127 employees.

Endowment

$61M
2022 Endowment
6.33%
decline from 2021

Bridgewater State University has an endowment valued at about $61M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bridgewater State University declined 6.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.4M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$105M
2022 Salaries
7.86%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bridgewater State University paid a median of $105M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($234M) and a 7.86% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.5M
Instructional Salaries
330
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bridgewater State University paid a total of $30.5M to 330 employees working as instructors, which represents 29% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
143 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
286 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bridgewater State University were Professor with 143 employees, Associate professor with 100 employees, and Assistant professor with 80 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bridgewater State University were Business and Financial Operations with 286 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 146 employees, and Service with 127 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bridgewater State University was Male Professor with 73 employees, Female Professor with 70 employees, and Female Associate professor with 59 employees.

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