Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College is a 2-year community college located in Massachusetts. The main campus of Bristol Community College is located in Fall River. There are also satellite campuses situated in Attleboro, New Bedford, and Taunton.

BCC offers associate degrees and also a transfer program that helps students earn credits for transfer to different colleges.

BCC's athletic teams are known as the Bees and compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association in men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball and women's basketball.

Some of the notable graduates of Bristol Community College are Sheila Danville, actress and special effects artist, and David B. Sullivan, who has served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

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Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree St
Fall River , MA 02720-7395
General Phone: (508) 678-2811

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Bristol Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts268language translation, American Sign Language, liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Business and Management120business, business management, accounting technology, parts and warehousing, small business operations, international business, CIO training, management information systems, marketing studies, ...
Security and Law Enforcement109criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech, fire-fighting, fire protection
Engineering Technician70industrial tech, construction engineering tech, surveying tech, computer tech courses, drafting, engineering technician
Cooking and Culinary Arts67culinary arts services, personal and culinary services
Education and Teaching64elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, teacher aide, education courses
Medical Support and Technology63dental hygienist, medical assistant, medical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science
Family and Social Work41social work, social service professions
Nursing and Emergency Medicine34registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering29computer and info science, information technology, computer programming courses, web design, computer services management
Fine Arts27fine arts, fine arts studies
Medical Administration22medical office management, medical records tech, medical transcription, health and medical administrative
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17occupational therapist assistant
Office and Administration16office management, business support services
Therapy and Counseling16massage therapy
Media13communication studies
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art
Beauty and Cosmetology5personal grooming
Law2legal secretary
Hospitality2tourism and travel
Agricultural Science and Management0aquaculture

Number of programs and degrees for Bristol Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year27337
Associate's degree72823

Bristol Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bristol Community College had a total enrollment of 7,388 students (4,555 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 29%
20-21 19%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

Rhode Island5%

Bristol Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 48 %

Bristol Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Fall River, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Bristol Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,084
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,028
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Bristol Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 217600)

Bristol Community College Faculty

Bristol Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1631

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$67,58137$61,465
Associate professoracademic year4$53,9287$58,350
Assistant professoracademic year5$50,19716$53,326
Instructoracademic year5$45,3429$46,015
All faculty totalacademic year38$60,93069$57,246

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bristol Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Fashion Merchandising
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing, Other
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Personal and Culinary Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
General Studies
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Office Management/Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Protection, Other
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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What Sets Bristol Community College Apart:

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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 14%Bristol Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
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% of degrees in business and management
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% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 19%Bristol Community College % of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 20%Bristol Community College % of degrees in engineering

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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