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Bristol Community College

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Bristol Community College
Established December 1965[1]
Type Community
President John "Smilin' Jack" Sbrega[2]
Staff 432
Students 11,437 fulltime
17,923 in noncredit enrollments[3]
Location Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates: 41°43′19.68″N 71°7′13.99″W / 41.7221333°N 71.1205528°W / 41.7221333; -71.1205528
Campus Suburban, 65 acres (0.26 km²; 26.3 ha)
Athletics NJCAA Division III. Two men's varsity teams, two women's. BCC Athletics
Colors Green      and White     
Nickname Bristol Bees
Mascot Bee
Website www.bristol.mass.edu

Bristol Community College (BCC) is a two-year community college located in Fall River, Massachusetts.


[edit] History

The college was originally established in December 1965 when it was instituted by the Massachusetts Board of Regional Community Colleges.

[edit] Campus

The school is located on 65 acres of land at 777 Elsbree Street. There are also other satellite campuses affiliated with the main campus, which are located in New Bedford, Attleboro, and Taunton.

[edit] Academics

Main Campus in Fall River

Bristol Community College offers Associate Degrees in over 90 academic programs, ranging from Associate Degree of Science, Associate Degree of Arts, Associates of Applied Science, certificates, and a wide range of others. In addition to students being able to obtain Associates from the college, the Eastern Nazarene College has an agreement with BCC to offer courses toward a Bachelor's Degree at the Fall River main campus.[4]

[edit] Student life

At the end of the 2008-09 year, Bristol Community College had an undergraduate population of 11,437 day and evening credit students, along with an additional 17,923 in noncredit enrollments. A minimum of 18% of those currently enrolled are expected to graduate within 7 years. The average annual tuition and fees for in-state students was around $3,686, whereas the out of state students paid, on average, about $8,136 in total annual tuition and fees. The average cost for a 3 credit course is approximately $438, equivalent to about $146 per credit. Transsexuals wishing to use the campus should contact Campus Police (ext. 2218) for required documentation.[3]

[edit] Athletics

The BCC athletic program was re-established in 2008 after over 25 years of not offering a varsity sport for its students. Under the guidance of Beverly Cambra as the athletic director, the college now competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in four varsity sports: men’s and women’s soccer in the fall and men’s and women’s basketball in the winter.[5]

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