Bristol Community College in Fall River

Fall River, MA

(Rating 1.4 based on 5 reviews)

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 giving 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 an extensive number of students. This index 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 perception. 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 educational institutions.

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 require on-campus meetings. So explore 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

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Overall Rating:

Bcc is a great place for a education it’s cheap and not as expensive as other colleges I’ve been going here sense September 2016 couple of things you should you know before you go here 1. Do really good on the placement test if you don’t yoyll get push to the easier classes They are a total waste of time you won’t learn a thing it’s stressful because your pushed back and can not take the higher classes you want 2.make sure you keep your grades up if you don’t youll get on academic watch 3. When you sign up for classes make sure the person your talking upstairs in g building enrollment center knows what classes you want to I was put in the wrong class I wasn’t even supposed to take.

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Overall Rating:

I am at the end of my rope. My first semester here I faced discrimination by my mathematics professor who thought that because I am bad at arithmetic, that I must be autistic and tried to manipulate me into getting accommodations. I have been verbally abused by the enrollment center staff and have wasted too much money on useless textbooks and classes that did nothing in relation to my major. This place is Kindergarten for stupid adults. If you want a REAL education, go take out $50k in student loans and attend a University. At least you'll learn something useful.

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I was a former of this last fall, if you’re looking for a school that genuinely cares about your school career DO NOT GO THERE! The employees for the financial aid department there are extremely rude, and unqualified/unprepared for their job. A financial aid worker didn’t allow me to sign out of school because she didn’t have the right date and now I have to pay a couple thousand because the mistake on her end. Do not go there I can not stress that any more than I have.

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Overall Rating:

As others have stated, staff (from my personal experience: advising, library personnel, and some of the instructors) are unhelpful and uncaring. They treat you as if you’re a nuisance. It’s actually pretty sad.

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Overall Rating:

If I could I would give 0 stars.If you need financial aid for school DO NOT come here. nobody is ever willing to help you or explain to you what it is you need to fix. EVERY year there is an issue with financial aid and BCC will make you go through hell to figure out what you need to fix. Wouldn’t recommend anyone coming here unless you have no other choice. Poor excuse for a college.

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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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