As the comprehensive public university of Southeastern Massachusetts, Bridgewater State University has a responsibility to educate the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts and the commonwealth, and to use its intellectual, scientific and technological resources to support and advance the economic and cultural life of the region and the state.
Bridgewater provides students with the finest possible educational experience and boundless opportunities to achieve – all at an affordable price.
Founded in 1840 by Horace Mann, Bridgewater State University is one of America's first teacher preparation institutions. Today, Bridgewater provides a broad range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs through its five colleges – College of Graduate Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Ricciardi College of Business, and College of Education and Allied Studies.
Through the John Joseph Moakley Center for Technological Applications and campus-wide wireless network, Bridgewater has made technology an integral part of academic programs and campus life. Bridgewater offers extensive public computing facilities and unrivaled network resources to meet the demands of an increasingly mobile and connected university community, which has earned national recognition for being among the top colleges and universities for the use of technology and wireless connectivity.
Bridgewater State University benefits greatly from CONNECT, its regional partnership with other public higher education institutions in the region - the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Massasoit Community College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Bristol Community College, and Cape Cod Community College. CONNECT functions as a vehicle for coordinating the academic, administrative and development activities of public higher education in Southeastern Massachusetts, and introduces shared activities and programs among member institutions.
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I. Foster a rigorous and dynamic academic environment marked by intensive student-faculty engagement
II. Establish regional leadership in preparing students for challenging and emerging careers and graduate study
III. Enhance campus participation in diverse and global society
IV. Strengthen institutional relationships with regional partners
V. Develop sufficient resources for an attractive, well-staffed
and technologically-updated campus