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Bristol Community College

Fall River, MA 2-Year Public
Acceptance RateN.A.
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About BCC

Bristol Community College (Bristol) has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region including locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton. The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access. Bristol is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities and lifestyles.

Bristol Community College Overview

Bristol Community College is a public, state school in an urban setting in Fall River, Massachusetts. BCC was founded in 1965 and currently enrolls around 5,977 students per year year, including 5,977 undergrads.

📆 Mark your calendar! September 7, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from BCC by July 13.

There are many ways for students to get involved at BCC!

Interested in music or performing? At BCC you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? BCC students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

BCC does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? BCC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at BCC on the Student Life page.

2022 BCC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $576
Out-of-State $5,520

Is BCC a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer look at what BCC offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at BCC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for BCC Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with BCC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at BCC

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on BCC's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at BCC.

Based on this information, does BCC seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is BCC a good school for you?

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Where is Bristol Community College Located?

BCC is located in the city of Fall River, Massachusetts, in the suburbs of Providence.

If you are interested in seeing BCC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 24 to Fall River, or book a flight to the nearest airport, T.F. Green.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what BCC and Fall River are like without leaving home.

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College Info

BCC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 7

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 7

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to BCC is Sep 7.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to BCC is Sep 7.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

BCC ACT Scores

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BCC SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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BCC Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$5,018

In State

$9,962

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$576
$5,520
Fees
$4,442
$4,442
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at BCC is like? There are approximately 5,977 students enrolled at BCC. 39% percent of students attend school full-time.

39%

Full Time

61%

Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,977

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,018

Out-of-State

$9,962

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Sep 7
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