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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||79%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||69%||$4,058|
|Receiving Student Loans||28%||$3,672|
Admissions, Academics, & 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.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Bristol Community College
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
- Massage Therapy & Bodywork Program
- Accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (since 2012)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1971)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Massachusetts
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- 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)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Bristol Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Bristol Community College.
- Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick, RI (18 miles away)
- Massasoit Community College in Brockton, MA (26 miles away)
- Quincy College in Quincy, MA (37 miles away)
- Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT (40 miles away)
- Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable, MA (40 miles away)