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IPEDS ID: 165033
OPE ID: 00217600
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Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395
General information:  (508) 678-2811
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  9,335 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty129623
Research and public service066
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$3,000$3,000$3,000$3,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$10,528$11,058$11,178$11,1780.0%
Off Campus with Family$7,528$8,008$8,128$8,1280.0%
Off Campus$15,472$16,002$16,122$16,1220.0%
Off Campus with Family$12,472$12,952$13,072$13,0720.0%
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Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid199873%————
Grant or scholarship aid85863%$3,120,835$3,637
Federal grants67850%$2,580,092$3,805
Pell grants67750%$2,550,394$3,767
Other federal grants1068%$29,698$280
State/local government grant or scholarships71753%$518,465$723
Institutional grants or scholarships212%$22,278$1,061
Student loan aid39429%$1,481,660$3,761
Federal student loans38829%$1,429,737$3,685
Other student loans81%$51,923$6,490
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,49550%$14,925,734$3,321
Pell grants3,84343%$12,294,633$3,199
Federal student loans1,93021%$6,034,444$3,127
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$4,453$4,925$5,657
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$3,637$4,342$4,734
$30,001 – $48,000$4,087$4,713$4,995
$48,001 – $75,000$6,780$7,331$7,441
$75,001 – $110,000$8,318$8,724$8,856
$110,001 and more$8,580$9,025$8,974
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)9,335
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment478
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 47%
Part-time: 53%Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 64%
25 and over: 36%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 93%
Out-of-state: 6%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 64%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $10
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 62%
Part-time students: 47%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 49 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 17%
Transfer-out rate: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 17%
Female: 18%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 11%
Asian: 9%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 19%
Two or more races: 17%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
[Students who began in Fall 2009]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 4%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 16%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 22%
[Students who began in Fall 2010]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 17%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 17%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General0-
Category total0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping5-
Business Administration and Management, General-68
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other-28
Business/Commerce, General-68
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation2-
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other2-
Fashion Merchandising1-
Information Resources Management2-
Management Information Systems and Services, Other0-
Marketing, Other1-
Office Management and Supervision1-
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations1-
Resort Management1-
Tourism and Travel Services Management2-
Category total18164
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other0-
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design0-
Category total0-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-15
Category total-15
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-44
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Computer Programming, Other0-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other0-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General1-
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager0-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design2-
Word Processing0-
Category total344
Education, Other3-
Elementary Education and Teaching-35
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-25
Teacher Assistant/Aide2-
Category total560
Engineering, General-14
Surveying Engineering3-
Category total314
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Software Technology/Technician0-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician1-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General21-
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other-27
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician3-
Industrial Technology/Technician1-
Surveying Technology/Surveying6-
Category total3227
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)-2
Language Interpretation and Translation1-
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other3-
Category total42
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other25-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-6
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-18
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)7-
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other19-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-4
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage5-
Medical Office Management/Administration2-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist0-
Medical/Clinical Assistant14-
Occupational Therapist Assistant-29d
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant1-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer1-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-58d
Category total74115d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration91d-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-84d
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-6
Category total91d90d
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary1-
Legal Support Services, Other16-
Category total17-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-340d
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-86d
Category total-426d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Category total4-
Personal and Culinary Services
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other-3
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other-23
Personal and Culinary Services, Other46-
Category total4626
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General1-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other0-
Public Policy Analysis, General5-
Social Work-33
Social Work, Other0-
Category total633
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General0-
Commercial and Advertising Art1-
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other4-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-22
Category total522
Grand total3081,038
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division III MenWomen
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1970 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs6/1/1971 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/14/1970 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree4/1/1996 -  Accredited
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
Massage - Accreditation of programs in the United States that award postsecondary certificates, postsecondary diplomas, and academic Associate degrees, in the practice of massage therapy and bodywork.4/25/2012 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft010
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate16.6%16.1%16.9%
Number in default178142122
Number in repayment1,067877720
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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