Bristol Community College

  • 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 7,214 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.

Top Rankings

Bristol Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 339 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bristol Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty339 staff113 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bristol Community College has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Bristol Community College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 44% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,214 students2,565 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:122:1
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# Full-Time Students3,051 students1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students4,163 students1,489 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
8%
18%
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% Black
9%
15%
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% White
65%
49%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
8%
9%
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Diversity Score0.550.69
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College Completion Rate
21%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,000$35,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,178 is less than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,122 is less than the state average of $9,401. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,178$4,424
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,122$9,401
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,300$13,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,000$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Bristol Community College is Community College of Rhode Island (18.7 miles away).
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    Warwick, RI 02886
    (401) 825-1000
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    East Greenwich, RI 02818
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    Brockton, MA 02302
    (508) 588-9100
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  • Dean College
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    1,299 students | 29.00 Mi99 Main Street
    Franklin, MA 02038
    (508) 541-1508
    29.001,299
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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,424 per year for in-state students and $9,401 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $28,383 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 65%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.