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Bristol Community College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Bristol Community College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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?

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2022 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 226 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration and social service.

Overall Quality

Bristol is ranked #1,448 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Bristol is also ranked #64 out of 72 schools in Massachusetts.

See all of the rankings for Bristol Community College.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 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

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 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Bristol Community College.

Bristol Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,256 undergraduates at Bristol with 2,680 being full-time and 3,576 being part-time.

How Much Does Bristol Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Bristol is $7,194. 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 +
$5,539 $5,741 $7,659 $10,373 $10,844

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bristol, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $3,738 a year. That adds up to $14,952 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bristol is 16.4%. 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 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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Contact details for Bristol are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA 02720-7395
Phone: 774-357-2811

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 6,255 students took at least one online class at Bristol Community College. This is an increase from the 3,404 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 6,255 6,237
2018-2019 3,404 1,097
2017-2018 3,393 1,064
2016-2017 3,260 973
2015-2016 3,487 984

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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