A Decade of Momentum

Twenty-First Century Momentum

The University

Bridgewater's trajectory of excellence has endured since the time of its founding in 1840 as one of the first normal schools in America. Now a premier public university of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the community of students, faculty, staff and volunteers who propel Bridgewater State University ever forward is united behind a common vision and purpose. These values are embodied in the five overarching goals of the university's strategic plan - a beacon of opportunity during the best of times, one of invaluable clarity during moments of challenge.

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Bolstering Our Intellectual Horsepower

Fully committed, full-time faculty are at the heart of any great institution of higher learning. Since 2000, no state university in the commonwealth has hired more, and few institutions across the country have added full-time faculty at a more prolific rate.

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Surging Student Success

The success of Bridgewater's students at every level and hailing from all walks of life is garnering recognition. The university's Academic Achievement Center, lauded by the Department of Education as an exemplary statewide model, offers tremendous support - and personalized attention - to students making the transition to higher education. The impact has been palpable.

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Idyllic and Invigorating

Forward thinking, careful planning and relentless energy have allowed Bridgewater to invest more than $400 million in an unparalleled program of construction, renovation and renewal since 2000. The result: a campus environment that is as welcoming as it is beautiful.

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