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Bridgewater State College

Bridgewater State College (BSC), the comprehensive state college of Southeastern Massachusetts, is committed to providing quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts and the Commonwealth and to using its intellectual, scientific, and technological resources to support and advance the economic and cultural life of the region and the state.

Program of Distinction
Collaborations
Access Indicators
Affordability Indicators
Student Success and Academic Quality Indicators
Fiscal Effectiveness and Efficiency Indicators

Program of Distinction

The college developed an innovative mentoring partnership with Brockton Public Schools (BPS) designed to bolster at-risk students’ chances for success. Approximately 25 BPS eighth-grade students are paired annually with BSC student mentors for their four years of high school. As new students are recruited into the program, current BPS students will become their mentors along with an assigned BSC mentor. BPS students who complete the program and are accepted at BSC will be awarded a full, four-year scholarship. Having completed its inaugural year, the mentoring program has already proven to be enormously beneficial to Brockton Public Schools—the college’s largest feeder district—and the mentoring students.

Collaborations

Section I: Access to Public Higher Education in Massachusetts

Access Indicators


Fall 2007 Enrollment
Undergraduate Headcount 8,160
Undergraduate FTE 6,986
Graduate Headcount 1,774
Graduate FTE 776

Fall Enrollment

Over the last three years, fall headcount enrollment has increased 4.1%.

Over the last three years, fall full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment has increased 5.2%.


Annual 2007–2008 Enrollment
Undergraduate Headcount 9,388
Undergraduate FTE 7,084
Graduate Headcount 2,917
Graduate FTE 1,148

Annual Enrollment

Over the last three years, annual headcount enrollment has increased 4.2%.

Over the last three years, annual FTE enrollment has increased 7.0%.


Looking Back: Undergraduate and Graduate Fall Headcount Enrollment

Undergraduate and Graduate Fall Headcount Enrollment from 2003/04 to 2007/08

Fall 2007 Minority Enrollment

11.3%

Minority Enrollment

Greater than the Southeast Region's minority representation of 9.1%.


Fall 2007 Community College Transfer Students

409

Community College Transfer Students

Over the last three years, the number of community college transfer students has remained relatively stable.

Section II: Affordability of Massachusetts Community Colleges

Affordability Indicator


2007–2008 Tuition and Fees as a Percent of Median Family Income

7.7%

% of Median Family Income

Below the Northeast regional average of 9.1%.


Looking Back: Tuition and Fees as a Percent of Median Family Income

FY2004 FY2005 FY2006 FY2007 FY2008
Bridgewater State College Tuition and Fees $4,390 $5,326 $5,506 $5,866 $6,034
State Median Family Income $67,527 $68,701 $71,655 $74,463 $78,497
"X" as a Percent of State Median Family Income
X = Bridgewater State College Tuition and Fees 6.5% 7.8% 7.7% 7.9% 7.7%
X = Massachusetts State Colleges' Average Tuition and Fees 6.7% 7.3% 7.5% 7.8% 7.7%
X = Northeast Average Tuition and Fees 9.2% 9.3% 9.3% 9.1%

Section III: Student Success and Academic Quality

Success and Quality Indicators


Fall 2006 Cohort First-Year Retention Rate

74.3%

Fall Cohort First-Year Persistence

Comparable to the segmental rate of 74.4% and the national rate of 73.6% but below the institutional peer retention rate of 77.0%.


Looking Back: Fall-to-Fall Retention Rate

Cohort
Entering 2002 Entering 2003 Entering 2004 Entering 2005 Entering 2006
Bridgewater State College Rate 77.3% 77.8% 75.7% 75.0% 74.3%
Peer Rate 78.1% 77.8% 76.6% 77.0%
Massachusetts State Colleges Segment Rate 74.6% 75.2% 76.2% 73.5% 74.4%
National Average 74.3% 74.0% 73.7% 73.6%

1999–2001 Cohort Six-Year Graduation Rate (3-Year Average)

48.8%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Comparable to the segmental rate of 47.3% but below the institutional peer rate of 52.4%.


Looking Back: Six-Year Graduation Rate

Cohort
Entering 1998
Grad. by 2004
Entering 1999
Grad. by 2005
Entering 2000
Grad. by 2006
Entering 2001
Grad. by 2007
Rolling Average Entering 1999– 2001
Bridgewater State College Rate 51.4% 47.8% 50.6% 47.9% 48.8%
Peer Rate 51.5% 51.4% 52.7% 53.0% 52.4%
Massachusetts State Colleges Segment Rate 47.6% 47.2% 48.9% 45.9% 47.3%

Total Degrees Conferred in FY2008

2,004

Degrees Conferred

Average degrees conferred per year over the last three years: 1,950


Looking Back: Degrees Conferred

Degrees Conferred From 2004 to 2008

2007 Pass Rate on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure

95%

Number of Students Passing MTEL

339

Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure Pass Rate

Above the Board of Higher Education's target pass rate of 80%.


Percent of New Students Who Were Special Admits in Fall 2007

6.5%

Special Admissions Students

Meets the Board of Higher Education requirement of enrolling less than 10% special admissions students per year. (See Appendix.)

Section IV: Effective and Efficient Use of Resources

Effectiveness and Efficiency Indicators


Effective Projects and Initiatives


Resource Allocation

Expenditures per Student—Actual, National Peers, and Budget Formula

Expenditures Per Student

Note: This graphic was revised on May 6, 2009. The previously posted graphic displayed the data inaccurately.


FY2008 Primary Reserve Ratio
Unrestricted Reserves (UR) $11,170,935
Total Operating Expenses (TOE) $134,206,734
Primary Reserve Ratio (UR/TOE) 8.3%

Primary Reserve Ratio

Primary Reserve Ratio

Compliance

No materials weaknesses based on annual external independent audit: