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Joyce Brennan
Public Records Officer

777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720



Graduation Rates:

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all postsecondary institutions provide both prospective and current students with information concerning student performance 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 programs. Students are considered to have successfully completed their programs if they graduate within 150 percent of the time required by the programs. 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 150% of normal time to completion graduation rate for first-time, fulltime certificate and degree-seeking freshmen entering the college in the Fall of 2018 was twenty-one percent (21%). Eight percent (8%) of the first-time, full-time certificate and degree-seeking students transferred to other institutions prior to completing their Bristol program. The most current (2017) national graduation rate is twenty-eight percent (29%).

Please note that the first-time, full-time certificate and degree-seeking freshmen population represents 12 percent (12%) of the Fall 2018 incoming class.

Please refer to the Student Right-To-Know policy for additional information.

Fall 2018 Cohort Aggregated 150% Graduation Rates:

Description Rate
Fall 2018 Cohort 21%
Gender Rate
Men 17%
Women 23%
Race/Ethnicity Rate
Nonresident alien* 100%
Hispanic/Latino 11%
American Indian or Alaska Native* 0%
Asian 35%
Black or African American 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander* 0%
White 25%
Two or more races 10%
Race and ethnicity unknown 21%
*These categories have less than 10 students.

Grant/Loan Recipients Rate
Pell Recipients 17%
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan Recipients (No Pell) 24%
No Pell or Subsidized Stafford Loan 27%

Disclosure updated May 4, 2022

For more information about Bristol, please visit the IPEDS College Navigator.