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Bristol Community College (B.C.C.)

777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA

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Bristol Community College, located in Fall River, Massachusetts, was founded in 1995 by the Massachusetts Board of Regional Community Colleges. The school serves over 11,000 credit seeking students per year, and over 17,000 non-credit students per year.  The school offers over 100 programs of study to provide residents and students educational opportunities in their desired field of study.

Academics

Bristol Community College offers a variety of programs and courses in order to provide students with as many educational possibilities as possible. Academic programs will provide an associate degree with the ability to transfer to a four year institution upon completion. Certificate and associate degree vocational and career programs provide individuals with the opportunity to develop skills necessary to immediately enter the work force. Adult education and continuing education programs assist individuals in receiving a basic education or to fulfill requirements for recertification or licensure. Additionally, individuals are encouraged to take courses in topics they find interesting without credit.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Enrollment at Bristol Community College is open to all applicants regardless of previous education. Individuals interested in registering at BCC should complete and submit the application and prepare for their classes to begin. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Individuals interested or in need of financial aid may contact the financial aid office for assistance. Students applying for financial aid should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as it will be used to determine financial aid eligibility.

If you are interested in finding a great community college in Massachusetts, please visit our profile page for Massachusetts community colleges which are organized by the percent of students successfully transferring out to a 4-year college.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $10 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $580-$690
    • Out-of-State: $5,500-$6,624
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $170-$210 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $380-$450 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid72%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$4,282
Receiving Student Loans23%$3,262

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 12%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Bristol Community College may offer services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Bristol Community College compared to community colleges in Massachusetts, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 B.C.C.Bristol CountyMassachusetts
Graduation Rate18.2%-16.6%
Transfer-out Rate12.0%-18.2%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

Many students from Bristol Community College may transfer-out and continue their education at the following four-year colleges & universities:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1996)
  • Massage Therapy & Bodywork Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (since 2012)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

  • Agricultural Business and Management (C)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biotechnology (C)

Business and Marketing Studies

  • Commerce (A)
  • Business Administration (A)
  • Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services (A)
  • Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations (C)
  • Information Resources Management, Cio Training (C)
  • Bookkeeping (C)
  • Management Information Systems and Services (C)
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (C)
  • Office Management (C)
  • Customer Service Support (C)
  • Fashion Merchandising (C)

Communication Technology

  • Communications Technologies and Support Services (C)

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

  • Engineering Technologies (A)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) (C)
  • Surveying Technology (C)
  • Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology (C)
  • Industrial Technology (C)
  • Construction Engineering Technology (C)
  • Computer Software Technology (C)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Sign Language (A)
  • Language Interpretation and Translation (C)
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation (C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology (C)

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Support Services (C)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Personal and Culinary Services

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Studio Arts (A)
  • Commercial and Advertising Art (C)
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies (C)

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