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Bridgewater State University, located in the geographic heart of Southeastern Massachusetts in the Town of Bridgewater, is the teaching university that has served the region since 1840. The 270-acre campus is well within an hour’s drive from Boston, Providence and Cape Cod.
Founded by Horace Mann, Bridgewater is one of America’s first teacher preparation institutions. Today, the institution provides a broad range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs through its five colleges – Graduate Studies, Business, Education and Allied Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Mathematics – to approximately 12,000 students. Three hundred-plus fulltime faculty members lead more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs.
Technology is an integral part of academic programs and campus life at Bridgewater, which offers unrivaled network resources to meet the demands of an increasingly mobile and connected college community. This commitment has earned national recognition for being among the top colleges and universities in the country for the use of technology and wireless connectivity.
Bridgewater is the largest state university in the Massachusetts Public Higher Education system and the fourth largest campus overall in the system, which comprises 15 community colleges, nine state universities and a university with five campuses. Bridgewater’s campus features 38 academic, residential and administrative buildings. The institution has completed construction of the Science and Mathematics Center. At 98.7 million, the project is single largest construction project undertaken by a state university in Massachusetts and ranks among the largest construction projects, public or private in the commonwealth.
Bridgewater State University seeks to educate its students to think critically, communicate effectively and act responsibly within a context of personal and professional ethics. Therefore, the university actively recruits faculty and staff who are, first and foremost, committed to the development of the individual student.