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About The American Women’s College of Bay Path University

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You Can Do This. We’re Here to Help.

The American Women’s College empowers women to have a better career, a richer life and a brighter future.

We know you need to further your education, and that you have limited time to do so. In response, we created more than 35 online, career-focused degree and certificate programs on an accelerated schedule.

“We know the power that education has to transform women’s lives, and too often, it is not available to those for whom it could be most transformational. We passionately believe that The American Women’s College creates more opportunities for more learners, and we have amazing partners who share this vision.”
– Sandra Doran, Bay Path University President
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Why Choose The American Women’s College?

Delivered through an award-winning learning model called SOUL, our online degree programs ensure you:

  • Learn from industry leaders
  • Discuss your ideas and learning observations in courses that are kept purposefully small
  • Network with other women leaders in the industry you’re studying
  • Participate in a leadership series called We Empower Learners and Leaders
  • Complete your program with confidence to advance your career, and the education and control you need to manage your future

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Our Shared Values

At Bay Path, every learner’s dreams of a better career, a richer life, and a brighter future will be realized. Our mission and vision are tied to our core values which recognize:

Our Learners Come First

Diversity Makes Us Stronger

We Are Committed to Equity

Innovation and Excellence Drive Us

We Pledge to Foster Inclusion and Belonging

We Work Best as a Community that Collaborates

We Treat Others with Respect and Compassion

Health and Well-Being Matter

Our Mission

At The American Women’s College (TAWC) of Bay Path University, we empower undergraduate women with the education they need to become leaders in their careers and communities.

The experience at TAWC is nothing less than transformational. With an innovative approach to learning that prepares women to flourish in a constantly changing world, our accelerated, 100% online, women-only undergraduate programs provide a flexible, 21st-century education that lets them learn on their own schedule.

Regardless of your academic experience, stage of life, and career, you’ll find a supportive and diverse community of women ready to dig in and advance their lives and livelihood around their busy schedules. You’ll experience close mentoring and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society.

Women complete their program at TAWC with the applied knowledge, portable skillset, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world.

Our Vision

At TAWC, our vision is rooted in the success of our students and what they need to thrive in their lives and careers. We work continually to usher them toward success through progressive developments and innovations as well as fruitful, external partnerships that benefit them. We work to ensure our learners’ dreams of a better career, a richer life, and a brighter future are realized.


Bay Path University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.


Bay Path has been recognized for the following distinctions:

  • #13 in Top Performers on Social Mobility—2024, U.S. News & World Report
  • #3 Best Online Nonprofit Management Programs—2023, Best Colleges
  • #8 Best Online Organizational Leadership Programs—2023, Best Colleges
  • #123 in Regional Universities North—2024, U.S. News & World Report
  • Best Online Women’s Colleges— 2024, Forbes Advisor

Fast Facts for TAWC

  • #4 Best Online College in Massachusetts—2024,
  • 100% Online, Accelerated Courses
  • Set Your Own Schedule to Learn
  • 40+ Career-Focused Options
  • Generous Transfer Credit Policy
  • Virtual and Hybrid Internship Opportunities

Our History

While things have certainly changed since Bay Path opened its doors in 1897, our commitment to our core promise — to provide innovative, career-focused educational programs that evolve in response to the economic, cultural, and technological influences of today — remains constant throughout our history.

The American Women’s College (TAWC) evolved from a specialized program at Bay Path and embraces its mission, offering more than 35 fully online, accelerated undergraduate programs that empower women to achieve success in college, careers, and life.

TAWC shows you how to build on your strengths and seize opportunities for personal, professional, and financial growth, step-by-step. Your experience here will be nothing less than transformational.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ page to find answers to questions you may have about the online programs.

Yes, you’re welcome to visit campus anytime. Get local information and schedule your on-campus visit by chatting with our admissions team at 1-800-257-9247 or

We currently have more than 400 online students.

It is not. The diploma is the same for all graduates of Bay Path University — including TAWC students — whether their program was completed online or at our campus location.

Bay Path University was founded in 1897. In 2013, Bay Path pushed the boundaries of education, starting The American Women’s College with more than 40 accelerated programs offered 100% online. This expanded the opportunity for women worldwide to earn higher education by studying on their schedule. Learn more about our history on our About Us page.

At Bay Path, every learner’s dreams of a better career, a richer life, and a brighter future will be realized. Our mission and vision are tied to our core values which recognize:

  • Our learners come first
  • Diversity makes us stronger
  • We are committed to equity
  • Innovation and excellence drive us
  • We pledge to foster inclusion and belonging
  • We work best as a community that collaborates
  • We treat others with respect and compassion
  • Health and well-being matter

You can see how we enact these values on our About Us page.

All programs at The American Women’s College are offered online so that working adults can study at the best times and locations for their schedule without compromising course rigor or their quality of education. You may review all of our online programs.

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