Located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts:
39 buildings on 278 acres
10th largest four-year college or university in Massachusetts
11 residence halls and 1 student apartment on campus. (Housing available for undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students.)
We have our own T stop
Satellite campuses in Attleboro, Cape Cod and New Bedford
A Great Place to Live and Learn
BSU is ranked fourth in a 2020 survey of the top 25 safest college campuses in America, based on a new analysis of FBI and Department of Education data. 17% of all full-time undergraduate students live on campus; residence halls are open at reduced occupancy to keep our community safer.
students of color
average male/female student ratio
- Undergraduate students: 9,028
- Graduate students: 1,623
- Total Enrollment: 10,651
*Fall 2020 numbers
*Fall 2020 numbers
Bachelor’s degrees: 1,897
Master’s degrees: 425
Post-Master’s Certificates: 18
Total degrees awarded: 2,434
*2019-2020 academic year
Six-year undergraduate graduation rate: 59%
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Bridgewater State University Factbook, 2019-2020
The Factbook is a profile of Bridgewater State University - a snapshot of official census counts, taken four weeks into the Fall semester. The link below pertains to the most recent Factbook (Academic Year 2019-2020).
“Students were forbidden to fraternize with the opposite sex; the consequence was expulsion. Slavery was legal. Women couldn’t vote. Martin Van Buren was soon to lose his bid for re-election to the presidency....Into this world view, in a small town in Southeastern Massachusetts, a band of pioneers set their sights on educational reform. One name, in particular, stands tall. It was his vision, his drive, his perseverance and his belief in education as the great equalizer for all citizens that spearheaded the launch of the commonwealth’s normal schools—Horace Mann, the father of American education. From humble beginnings, the Bridgewater Normal School evolved from a one-room schoolhouse located in the old town hall with 28 students to Bridgewater State University with its 270-acre campus serving more than 10,000 students."
Source: Not to be Ministered Unto, But to Minister: Bridgewater State University 1840-2010 by Thomas R. Turner