Financial Aid: Yes
Street: 131 Summer Street
Founded by American public education pioneer Horace Mann in 1840, Bridgewater State College has grown from its first home – a single room in the basement of Bridgewater Town Hall – to become the largest of the nine Massachusetts state colleges and the fourth largest of the 29 public college and university campuses in the commonwealth.
Approximately 10,000 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the college; the full-time faculty numbers 300-plus, representing a net gain of more than 50 since 2002.
Learning and Studying Opportunities at BSC include:
• Undergraduate and Graduate On-campus Education
• Distance Education
• On-line Courses and Certificate Programs (through Ed2Go and Gatlin)
• Continuing Education
• Study Abroad
• Engaged Student Learning
• ROTC Program
• Summer Program
• Arts for Youth Program
The academic division of Bridgewater State College is comprised of the following three schools: School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Allied Studies and School of Business. BSC offers a number of distance learning opportunities, which provide a flexible and convenient option for working professionals seeking an alternative to the traditional classroom experience. As means of distance learning students use either the Internet or videoconferencing technology.
Prospective students are encouraged to apply for financial aid, which is designed to provide students with supportive and comfortable environment as well as help of the counselors in obtaining the necessary funds. Financial aid is accomplished through the awarding of grants, loans and student work programs.