Bristol Community College

Tel: (508)678-2811
9,335 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 9,335 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.
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 315 teachers has grown by 59% over five years.
College Bristol Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 315 staff
61 staff
Bristol Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 9,335 has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 51% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,335 students 1,315 students
Bristol Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
22:1
Bristol Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 4,429 students
815 students
Bristol Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,906 students
1,061 students
Bristol Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Bristol Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
5%
Bristol Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
8%
20%
Bristol Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
7%
15%
Bristol Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
76%
49%
Bristol Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Bristol Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Bristol Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Bristol Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.41 0.70
Bristol Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,178 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,122 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,178 $5,590
Bristol Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,122 $10,086
Bristol Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73%
89%
Bristol Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $5,827 per year for in-state students and $10,496 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,065 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 81%. 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 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is The New England Institute of Art. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.