Bay State College Closure

Please continue to check in as DHE will be updating this webpage with more information as it becomes available.

Current Update

As of July 1, 2023:

Bay State College leadership has notified the Department of Higher Education (DHE) that Bay State College will cease to operate as a degree-granting institution by August 31, 2023. Read the statement from Bay State College on this announcement here, and the corresponding statement from DHE here. Previously, on Monday, March 20, 2023, the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) issued a public statement regarding the NECHE Appeals Panel March 17, 2023 decision to affirm NECHE’s January 12, 2023 withdrawal of Bay State College’s accreditation effective August 31, 2023. NECHE’s statement remains available here.

Bay State will be offering courses for Summer 2023 to assist students in multiple programs to complete their degrees by their August 18, 2023 degree conferral date. Please note that Nursing students who have met all program requirements and are scheduled to graduate in May or August 2023 will remain eligible to take NCLEX and become a licensed registered nurse. Likewise, PTA students who have met all program requirements and are scheduled to graduate in May or August 2023 will also remain eligible for their licensure examinations.

For students scheduled to graduate after August 2023 and looking to continue their studies at another college of their choice, Bay State is in the process of completing transfer agreements with several area schools. Students should remain mindful that any evaluation and decision on transfer credits are made by the college to which the student transfers.

Bay State Students may obtain free transcripts by contacting the Registrar’s Office at registrarsoffice@baystate.edu. Bay State College has dedicated staff members on both the Boston and Taunton campuses to support students through these last terms. They may be reached by calling 617-655-5251 or 617-217-9739, or by emailing outplacement@baystate.edu.

As part of its ongoing efforts, the Department will periodically update this landing page with information and resource links to assist Bay State College students and families. Any other outreach, including from students, faculty, staff, or any other members of the public, should be forwarded to the Department’s Bay State response team, at BayStateInquiries@dhe.mass.edu Department staff will remain available via email address any questions you may have.

For questions specifically related to student loan discharge, please reach out to:

Furthermore, if you are a current student at Bay State and have any concerns that you believe have not been addressed, you may continue to utilize the Department’s complaint form which is available here. Complaints that are filed with the Department will be shared with Bay State for clarification and response pursuant to the Department’s complaint policy and process.

Meetings & Events

Mar 11

Executive Committee Meeting

Mar 13

Evidence-Based Policy Making Advisory Council Meeting

Mar 14

Student Advisory Council Meeting

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