Bristol Community College

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Bristol Community College
TypePublic community college
EstablishedDecember 1965[1]
AccreditationNECHE
PresidentLaura L. Douglas, Ph.D.[2]
Administrative staff
432
Students11,111 full time
17,923 in noncredit enrollments[3]
Location, ,
United States

41°43′19.68″N 71°7′13.99″W / 41.7221333°N 71.1205528°W / 41.7221333; -71.1205528Coordinates: 41°43′19.68″N 71°7′13.99″W / 41.7221333°N 71.1205528°W / 41.7221333; -71.1205528
CampusSuburban, 65 acres (26 ha)
Colors   Green & gray
NicknameBristol Bayhawks
Sporting affiliations
NJCAA Division III
MascotBayhawk
Websitewww.bristolcc.edu

Bristol Community College (Bristol) is a public community college with four campuses in Southeastern Massachusetts.

History[edit]

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

Campuses[edit]

The Fall River campus is located on 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land at 777 Elsbree Street. There are three additional campuses located in New Bedford at 800 Purchase Street, Attleboro located at 11 Field Road and Taunton.

Prior to 2014, Bristol held Taunton operations through day and night classes at Cohannet School and Benjamin A. Friedman Middle School, respectively.[4] In 2014 it occupied the former Taunton Catholic Middle School in Taunton,[5] which now houses a satellite campus of its own.[4]

Academics[edit]

Bristol's Fall River Campus

Bristol Community College offers associate degrees and certificates in over 150 academic programs, ranging from Associate of Science degrees, Associate of Arts degrees, Associate of Applied Science degrees, and a wide range of certificates. Bristol Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.[6]

Student life[edit]

At the end of the 2010–11 year, Bristol Community College had an undergraduate population of 12,123 day and evening credit students, along with an additional 17,439 in noncredit enrollments. The average annual tuition and fees for in-state students was around $4,166, whereas the out-of-state students paid, on average, about $9,482 in total annual tuition and fees. The average cost for a 3 credit course is approximately $498, equivalent to about $166 per credit.[3]

Athletics[edit]

The Bristol's athletic program was re-established in 2008. Under the guidance of Derek Viveiros as the athletic director, the college now competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in five varsity sports: men's and women's soccer in the fall, men's and women's basketball in the winter, and men's golf in the spring.[7] The current mascot is the "Bristol Bayhawk."

Notable individuals[edit]

  • William E. Kaufman, professor of philosophy, author of several theology books including Journeys: An Introductory Guide to Jewish Mysticism, The Case for God, A Question of Faith: An Atheist and a Rabbi Debate the Existence of God With Morton Shor and The Evolving God in Jewish Process Theology.
  • Dana Mohler-Faria, former BCC Assistant Dean of Administrative Services (served from 1984 to 1987), current president of Bridgewater State College and the Special Advisor for Education to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
  • David B. Sullivan, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1997–2013)
  • Howard Tinberg, professor of English, the Carnegie Foundation's Outstanding Community College Professor of 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of BCC". Archived from the original on September 3, 2009. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "House approves millions for BCC, UMD improvements". Archived from the original on March 11, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Bristol Community College Fall 2008 Facts" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 20, 2009. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Bristol Community College officially opens new Taunton learning center". The Herald News. 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  5. ^ "Bristol Community College moves into former Taunton Catholic Middle School". The Herald News. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  6. ^ Massachusetts Institutions – NECHE, New England Commission of Higher Education, retrieved May 26, 2021
  7. ^ http://www.heraldnews.com/special_reports/special_projects/x718254894/PROGRESS-09-Sports-Leisure. Retrieved September 13, 2009. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]

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