Bristol Community College (Bristol)

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.


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.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,300. 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
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $180-$210 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $390-$460 per 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 Aid79%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships69%$4,058
Receiving Student Loans28%$3,672

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.

 BristolBristol CountyMassachusetts
Graduation Rate17.3%-16.5%
Transfer-out Rate13.9%-19.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Bristol Community College

  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
  • 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)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1996)

Campus: Bristol Community College - New Bedford Campus

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2012)

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 (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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