Bristol Community College

Tel: (508)678-2811
9,022 students
Public institution

Get admissions information on Bristol Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

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 9,022 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Bristol Community College is the only community colleges within Bristol County, MA.
The nearest community college is New England Institute of Technology (16.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Bristol Community College 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 Public

Student Body

The student population of 9,022 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 37:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,022 students
1,273 students
Bristol Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,303 students
829 students
Bristol Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 4,719 students
1,017 students
Bristol Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Bristol Community College sch enrollment Bristol Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 2%
2%
Bristol Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian - 1%
% Hispanic 4%
7%
Bristol Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 4%
12%
% White 89%
66%
Bristol Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races 1%
2%
Bristol Community College More (2010-2012)
Bristol Community College sch ethnicity Bristol Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.20 0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,178 is less than the state average of $5,961. The in-state tuition has grown by 38% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,122 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,178 $5,961
Bristol Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,122 $10,075
Bristol Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

Get admissions information on Bristol Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
Undeserved Community College Accreditation: Abuse of Power?
Complaints about the current system of accrediting community colleges, combined with the quickly changing scope of community college education and how it’s delivered, may soon necessitate changes in the way that community college programs are accredited.
Competency-Based Education: Better for Your Academic Success?
In recent years, interest in competency-based education has risen drastically. It is a form of learning in which students engage in self-paced instruction and assessment of aptitudes rather than attending traditional courses and receiving traditional grades. Seen as the future of community college education by some, and as a cheapened version of a real education by others, competency-based education appears to be here to stay.