Bristol Community College

Tel: (508)678-2811
9,189 students
Public institution
As a learning resource for education and workforce development in southeastern Massachusetts, Bristol Community College provides programs that nurture the region's economic health and wellbeing and enable individuals to make productive life choices. These programs are characterized by a strong foundation in liberal arts and sciences; an emphasis on practical, employment-oriented education in allied health, engineering and technology, and business; and workforce development from adult literacy to advanced technology skills. To serve a population rich in ethnic and linguistic diversity, and to address the education and training needs of an area who economic base is shifting from unskilled manufacturing to high-skilled service and technology industries, the College offers comprehensive developmental education and adult literacy services in a learner-centered, supportive community. The College also develops active partnerships with business and industry, public schools, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming.
School Highlights
Bristol Community College serves 9,189 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Bristol Community College is the only community colleges within Bristol County, MA.
The nearest community college is New England Institute of Technology (16.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 339 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
College Bristol Community College (MA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 339 staff 90 staff

Student Body

The student population of 9,189 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 41:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,189 students 2,021 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 27:1 26:1
# Full-Time Students 4,335 students 758 students
# Part-Time Students 4,854 students 1,479 students
% Asian
2%
5%
% Hispanic
6%
12%
% Black
6%
12%
% White
78%
62%
% Two or more races
2%
1%
% Unknown races
5%
8%
% Non Resident races
1%
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Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.38 0.58

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,178 is less than the state average of $5,094. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,122 is less than the state average of $10,038. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,178 $5,094
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,122 $10,038
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77% 89%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Bristol Community College is a public two-year, comprehensive community college offering more than 120 career and transfer programs of study that lead to associate's degrees or certificates in liberal arts, healthcare, business, engineering technology, and public safety. A learner-centered, supportive community, BCC enrolls more than 8,000 students in credit programs in four locations as well as online through the eLearning program, and hundreds more in noncredit courses and programs. Founded in 1965, BCC is the leading resource for education and workforce development in southeastern Massachusetts, continually providing programs that nurture the region's economic health and well-being and enable individuals to make productive life choices.

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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,274 per year for in-state students and $9,235 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $22,255 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is New England College of Business and Finance. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.