Bristol Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$576
2022 Average Net Price
$6,204
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.94%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,822
35.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
21.8%
222 Graduates

About

Bristol Community College is a higher education institution located in Bristol County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Bristol Community College were General Studies (223 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (124 degrees), and Registered Nursing (70 degrees).

In 2022, 1,055 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bristol Community College. 71.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (742 degrees), 8.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bristol Community College is $576, which is $−7,536 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bristol Community College is $576, which is $−7,536 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,204.

In 2022, 56% of undergraduate students attending Bristol Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$576
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bristol Community College was $576. The cost of tuition at Bristol Community College is $−7,536 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,204
2022 Value
2.39%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bristol Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,204. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bristol Community College grew by 2.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,000
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bristol Community College was of $4,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Bristol Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.7% with respect to 2021, when 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.94%
2019 Default Rate
61
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bristol Community College was 3.94%, which represents 61 out of the 1548 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Bristol Community College had a total enrollment of 5,822 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bristol Community College is 2,066 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,756. This means that 35.5% of students enrolled at Bristol Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bristol Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.3% Black or African American, 5.27% Two or More Races, 2.32% Asian, 0.223% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bristol Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bristol Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,822 students. The full-time enrollment at Bristol Community College is 2,066 and the part-time enrollment is 3,756. This means that 35.5% of students enrolled at Bristol Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bristol Community College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Bristol Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,379 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    729 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    658 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bristol Community College is 58% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.3% Black or African American, 5.27% Two or More Races, 2.32% Asian, 0.223% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 463 more women than men received degrees from Bristol Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bristol Community College is white (742 degrees awarded). There were 8.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Bristol Community College is General Studies (223 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (124 degrees) and Registered Nursing (70 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bristol Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (103 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (347 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bristol Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (203,559 people), Social workers, all other (188,498 people), Other managers (182,674 people), Police officers (141,386 people), and Postsecondary teachers (104,093 people).

The most specialized majors at Bristol Community College in 2022 are Protective Services (103 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (347 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (44 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bristol Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Bristol Community College are Protective Services (103 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (347 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (44 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bristol Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (482,187 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (363,471 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (250,729 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (165,564 people), and Individual & family services (150,396 people).

The most specialized majors at Bristol Community College are Protective Services (103 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (347 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (44 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bristol Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 223 degrees awarded
  2. 124 degrees awarded
  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Bristol Community College was General Studies with 223 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

296
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
759
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 296 degrees were awarded to men at Bristol Community College, which is 0.39 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (759).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Bristol Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.442 times less than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 186 degrees were awarded to men at Bristol Community College in General Studies, which is 5.03 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 6% of students graduating from Bristol Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bristol Community College is Female and Asian (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    742 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    89 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bristol Community College is white (742 degrees awarded). There were 8.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

6.16% of degree recipients (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    517 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    225 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bristol Community College is white female (517 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (225 degrees).

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Operations

Bristol Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.62M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−34.2%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Bristol Community College had a total salary expenditure of 84.7M. Bristol Community College employs 48 Professors, 41 Associate professors and 20 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bristol Community College are Female Professor (31), Female Associate professor (21), and Male Associate professor (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bristol Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 73 employees, Management, with 56 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees.

Endowment

$7.62M
2022 Endowment
7.69%
growth from 2021

Bristol Community College has an endowment valued at about $7.62M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bristol Community College grew 7.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.41M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$39.7M
2022 Salaries
0.239%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bristol Community College paid a median of $39.7M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($84.7M) and a 0.239% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.31M
Instructional Salaries
110
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bristol Community College paid a total of $7.31M to 110 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
73 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bristol Community College were Professor with 48 employees, Associate professor with 41 employees, and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bristol Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 73 employees, Management with 56 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bristol Community College was Female Professor with 31 employees, Female Associate professor with 21 employees, and Male Associate professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bristol Community College.

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