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Bristol Community College is a public institution situated in Fall River, Massachusetts. Bristol is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

34 Undergraduate Degrees

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Bristol Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bristol.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Bristol Community College?

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

How Do I Get Into Bristol?

You can apply to Bristol online at:

Since Bristol Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Bristol Community College?

30% Take Out Loans
15.4% Loan Default Rate

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.

Bristol Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,971 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,851 undergraduate students at Bristol, with 2,971 being full-time and 3,880 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Bristol

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,971 full-time undergraduates at Bristol, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Bristol

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bristol Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Bristol Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 71
Black or African American 264
Hispanic or Latino 234
White 1,880
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 519

Over 12 countries are represented at Bristol. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kenya, Egypt, and Portugal.

Online Learning at Bristol Community College

1,064 Took All Classes Online
3,393 Took At Least One Class Online
6.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,393 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bristol has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 8th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Bristol

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bristol Community College was 6.5%. This is the #1,148 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bristol regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bristol ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bristol.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Computer Programming #2
Computer Programming #39
General Computer & Information Sciences #67
Computer Information Systems #112

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bristol Community College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 30 30
Web & Multimedia Design 2 0 2
Other Computer Programming 1 0 1
Word Processing 1 0 1
Computer & IS Security 0 0 0
Information Technology Management 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 30 34


*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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