Student Right-to-Know


Graduation Rates:

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all postsecondary institutions provide both prospective and current students with information concerning the performance of current students as an illustration of the likelihood of success. The law requires that the information includes the rate at which first-time, full-time certificate and degree-seeking students who attend the institution successfully complete their program. A student is considered to have successfully completed the program if he/she graduates within 150 percent of the time required by the program. For example, a student who graduates from a two-year program within three years has, according to federal guidelines, successfully completed the program.

The Bristol Community College graduation rate for first-time, full-time certificate and degree-seeking freshmen entering the College in the Fall of 2015 and graduating three years later (2018) was twenty percent (20%). Eleven percent (11%) of the first-time, full-time certificate and degree-seeking students transferred to other institutions prior to completing their BCC program. The most current (2014) national graduation rate is twenty-five percent (25%).

Note that the first-time, full-time certificate and degree-seeking freshmen population represents 14 percent of the Fall 2015 incoming class.

Aggregated Graduation Rate Data:

 

Rate

 Fall 2015 Cohort

20%

 

 By Gender:

Rate

 Men

18%

 Women

21%

 

 By Race/Ethnicity:

Rate

 Nonresident alien*

2

 Hispanic/Latino

9%

 American Indian or Alaska Native

0%

 Asian

31%

 Black or African American

17%

 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0%

 White

21%

 Two or more races

23%

 Race and ethnicity unknown

21%

 

 By Grant/Loan Recipients:

Rate

 Pell Recipients

17%

 Subsidized Stafford Loan Recipients (No Pell)

25%

 No Pell or Subsidized Stafford Loan

23%