“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


9/25/18 @ 8:15 AM

Name of College:

Bay State College

Name of Representative:

Penny Doolittle

Email Address:


Phone Number:

Office: 617-687-9238

College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events

held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        


What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?

10% A high commuter population.

New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

To be career college of choice for people looking for small city college.

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

We pride ourselves on the high level of support offered to students.

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?


What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

Boston - in the city.

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

50 minutes by car.

What are your most popular majors?

Nursing and Business.

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics.  We have also added 2 5-year Master’s degree programs.  Criminal Justice students complete their fifth year with Salve Regina and Business students complete their fifth year with New England College of Business.

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Physical Therapist Assistant

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?

Yes - Students apply into specific major.

Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?

We offer Rolling Admissions.

If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

On campus by Admissions Counselors or via skype/phone.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?

Not currently.

What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

Currently changing scholarship structure.

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?

Very career focused - Ideal for the student who knows what they want to do upon graduation.