Bristol Community College

Fall River, MA 02720
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Bristol Community College (BCC) is located in Fall River, Massachusetts. This two-year community college was established in December of 1965. This is a very large community college that serves many students throughout the area. BCC offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs. There are a number of different associate degree options available to students, and the school also has agreements in place to allow students to work toward a bachelor degree in certain areas. This is a fully-featured school that truly offers students a good college experience. There is an athletics department that was established in 2008, offering various men's and women's sports. It is a part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

The BCC nursing program allows students to pursue an associate in science in nursing degree. This program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is also fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The nursing program at BCC has enjoyed great success over the years. The thorough education that nursing students receive at this school translates into high graduation percentages and great success rates for those who take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. The school consistently scores numbers that are above the national average, making it a good choice for nursing students who want to have the best chances of success. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students7,637
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 15 59
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1971 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $10
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$194/credit
In State Students$194/credit
Out of State Students$400/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $8,730 $8,730 $18,000
ADN 70 $13,580 $13,580 $28,000
BSN 125 $24,250 $24,250 $50,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 79% of Bristol Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 53% $3,919
Other Federal Grant 8% $495
State Grant & Scholarships 55% $984
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- $1,957
Federal Student Loans 34% $3,414
Private Loans -- $4,753


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,540
$30,001 to $48,000$5,797
$48,001 to $75,000$7,724
$75,001 to $110,000$9,687
Over $110,000$10,206

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.
Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree St
Fall River, MA 02720

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