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Bristol Community College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Bristol Community College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bristol Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Bristol Community College was awarded 3 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Bristol was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

See all of the rankings for Bristol Community College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Bristol?

Acceptance Rate

Since Bristol Community College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Bristol Community College admissions.

Bristol Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Bristol Community College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bristol Community College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bristol Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Bristol Community College this rate is 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Bristol

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,637 undergraduates at Bristol with 3,333 being full-time and 4,304 being part-time.

Bristol Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Bristol is 27.44 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  27.44 out of 100
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How Much Does Bristol Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Bristol is $6,910. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bristol

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,294 $5,883 $7,952 $9,955 $10,672

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bristol, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bristol, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $3,585 a year. That adds up to $14,340 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bristol is 15.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Bristol Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Bristol with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,800 in their early years. This is about 20% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Bristol Community College make the most money.

Location of Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College is a public institution located in Fall River, Massachusetts. The suburban atmosphere of Fall River makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Bristol Community College

Contact details for Bristol are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA 02720-7395
Phone: 508-678-2811

Bristol Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Bristol Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bristol

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 3,393 students took at least one online class at Bristol Community College. This is an increase from the 3,260 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,393 1,064
2016-2017 3,260 973
2015-2016 3,487 984
2014-2015 3,342 860
2013-2014 3,290 833

Learn more about online learning at Bristol Community College.


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