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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 is a public, state school in an urban setting in Fall River, Massachusetts. BCC was founded in 1965 and enrolls 6,283 undergrads and no graduate students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at BCC! Love music or performing? Perform with one of BCC'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.

There are no fraternities or sororities at BCC, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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.

Learn more about life at BCC on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to BCC for Fall 2022 is September 7.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by July 13.

2021 BCC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
In-State Tuition $576
Out-of-State $5,520
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $0

Is BCC a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at to get a clearer sense of what BCC offers and if it sounds like the right college for you.

BCC Acceptance Rate 2021

It is not competitive to get into BCC. BCC admitted 88% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 3,337 students applied to BCC and 2,922 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at BCC

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

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for BCC Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

BCC's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. BCC's endowment was valued at $10.3 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, BCC spends about $4,648 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at BCC

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

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at BCC. Based on this information, how does BCC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect 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 BCC?

BCC is located in the urban setting of Fall River, Massachusetts, less than an hour from Providence.

If you want to see 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

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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
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Student Life

Wondering what life at BCC is like? There are approximately 6,283 students enrolled at BCC. 43% percent of students attend school full-time.

43%

Full Time

57%

Part Time

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,283

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

88%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,018

Out-of-State

$9,962

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Sep 7
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