Bristol Community College in Fall River

Fall River, MA

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Bristol Community College offers 283-degree programs and 27 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. 38.5% are women, and 61.5% are men. Bristol Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bristol Community College is 7330$, that is at the level of national average. 18% of full-time Bristol Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $28,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bristol Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bristol Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,178
$30,001 - $48,000$7,390
$48,001 - $75,000$7,714
$75,001 - $110,000$7,462



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


6013 of Bristol Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 65 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bristol Community College number 42 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Bristol Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bristol Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Bristol Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

18% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bristol Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bristol Community College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Bristol Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bristol Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Massachusetts.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 777 Elsbree St address in Fall River, Massachusetts.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bristol Community College with 0.04% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are motor vehicle theft, burglary, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bristol Community College offers 283 programs in total: 211 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 72 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 192 universities in Massachusetts state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate. Bristol Community College is one of the few institutions in Massachusetts that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 27 distance learning programs that are provided in the Bristol Community College: 18 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 9 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.


Bristol Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5724 students with 171714 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bristol Community College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Nice campus, you basically teach yourself though.

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I always say that I got my two-year Nursing degree in three years at BCC. The first year was prerequisites. It was my 3rd career (!) and I was an older student but I got a good practical education. Worked as an RN for 12 years. Today one needs a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, so be prepared to continue your education. UMASS Dartmouth is a great next step.

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I've learned a lot here, not all staff is the best BUT the staff that is good is amazing and there's more good staff then bad. It's beautiful campus they keep up with it. Lots of places to study.

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Overall Rating:

it's beautiful college. a lot of new buildings and good place to Study.

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Overall Rating:

I first enrolled at BCC in Spring of 2016 and I will say for the most part it's a great place to build your skills, set goals and achieve them. All the professors I've had were all so helpful and nice! The other students that go to class here are also very nice if you greet everybody with a smile. Plenty of peace and love to go around. If you suffer from anxiety, don't worry you will be fine. I haven't really met anyone that was unkind to me during my time at BCC. You should also know this school has a lot of credentials and just about all of it's programs are accredited. So you are getting a University type of education at an affordable price. I haven't had an instructor ever want to flunk me. The instructors I had made the effort they could to help me achieve my goals. After I took my prerequisite courses, I was able to transfer my credits. The only cons I'll say are that the guidance counselors can have cold personalities when they talk to you and "try" to help you find your classes. In that "G" building for some reason the young ladies seem to have snooty gossip attitudes like they are too good for everybody. Don't see that too much with the guys. Also, even though they have almost as many majors as a large university does, they can close down a program if it doesn't have enough students enrolled and that can cause your classes to cancel and extend your graduation date. Ironically they are still adding more majors to the school. just to give students more choices. Be sure you map out your time there when you enroll and ask if the classes for your major will get cancelled due to low enrollment so you can come up with a backup plan. This is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. Aside from that, classmates and professor wise was a very positive experience. I hope you all enjoy your enrollment at BCC.

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Location & Website

Address: 777 Elsbree St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5086782811

Institution is active in current year: 1

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