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Bristol Community College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Bristol Community College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bristol Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, 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.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bristol?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Bristol Community College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

Learn more about Bristol Community College admissions.

Bristol Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bristol Community College is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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 7,214 undergraduates at Bristol with 3,051 being full-time and 4,163 being part-time.

Bristol Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bristol make around $31,800 per year during the early years of their employment. 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 situated in Fall River, Massachusetts. Fall River is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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