Points of Pride

Since its founding, Bay Path has continually developed innovative educational and career-focused programs in direct response to the needs of our students and the changing workplace. At its Longmeadow campus and satellite campuses in East Longmeadow (MA), Concord (MA), and Sturbridge (MA), the University offers undergraduate degrees for women; graduate degrees for men and women on campus and online; and the American Women’s College offering accelerated online degrees programs for adult women.


Bay Path University was founded in 1897 in Springfield, Massachusetts, as a coeducational business school offering programs in accounting, business administration, secretarial science, and business teacher training.  In 1945, Bay Path moved to Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and it restricted its enrollment to young women.  Four years later, it received approval to be chartered as Bay Path Junior College.  In 1988, the Massachusetts Board of Regents of Higher Education authorized Bay Path Junior College to become a four-year degree-granting institution, and its name was officially changed to Bay Path College. Maintaining its commitment to women-only undergraduate programs, in 2014 Bay Path launched The American Women's College, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree program in the country. After introducing coeducational graduate programs in 2000, in 2014 the College became Bay Path University. Today, the university offers over 70 undergraduate programs for women and over 30 graduate programs for women and men, including doctorate degrees.

Location & Contact

Bay Path University

588 Longmeadow Street

Longmeadow, MA 1106

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Child Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education/Early Childhood/Elementary
  • Education/Middle and High School
  • Forensics
  • Health and Human Studies
  • Human Resources
  • Interior Design
  • Law/Legal Studies
  • Marketing
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations Management
  • Psychology
  • Small Business Management
  • Student Designed Study