• 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 6,851 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,851 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,178
  • Out-state tuition: $9,122
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Bristol Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 617 teachers has grown by 161% over five years.
Bristol Community College
(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
617 staff
285 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bristol Community College has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Bristol Community College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,851 students
2,446 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,971 students
1,218 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,880 students
1,228 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Bristol Community College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of MA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Bristol Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of MA.
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
400 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
9%
20%
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% Black
9%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Bristol Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in MA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
65%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Bristol Community College and the percentage of White community college students in MA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Bristol Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in MA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Bristol Community College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in MA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
10%
7%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bristol Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score
0.55
0.70
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College Completion Rate
20%
19%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Bristol Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,000
$35,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Bristol Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,178 is less than the state average of $6,343. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,122 is less than the state average of $10,767. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,178
$6,343
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,122
$10,767
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Bristol Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
80%
81%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Bristol Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,000
$11,900
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Bristol Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,200
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Bristol Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
70%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
535
SAT Writing
n/a
480
ACT Composite
n/a
8
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,851 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,178
  • Out-state tuition: $9,122
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,343 per year for in-state students and $10,767 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $29,755 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 68%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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