Bristol Community College

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

Bristol Community College
TypePublic community college
EstablishedDecember 1965[1]
PresidentLaura L. Douglas, Ph.D.[2]
Administrative staff
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; -71.1205528
CampusSuburban, 65 acres (26 ha)
Colors   Green & gray
NicknameBristol Bayhawks
Sporting affiliations
NJCAA Division III

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 in New Bedford located at 800 Purchase Street, Attleboro located at 11 Field Road and Taunton located at 2 Hamilton St.[4]

Prior to 2014, Bristol held Taunton operations through day and night classes at Cohannet School and Benjamin A. Friedman Middle School, respectively.[5] In 2014 it occupied the former Taunton Catholic Middle School in Taunton,[6] which now houses a satellite campus of its own.[5] In 2021, it moved to the centrally-located former Coyle & Cassidy Memorial High School.[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.[7]

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.[8] The current mascot is the "Bristol Bayhawk."

Notable people 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), former president of Bridgewater State College and the Special Advisor for Education to the former 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 "Here's a look inside Bristol Community College's new Taunton Center at Coyle & Cassidy". Taunton Daily Gazette. 2021-08-29. Retrieved 2022-04-15.
  5. ^ a b "Bristol Community College officially opens new Taunton learning center". The Herald News. 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  6. ^ "Bristol Community College moves into former Taunton Catholic Middle School". The Herald News. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  7. ^ Massachusetts Institutions – NECHE, New England Commission of Higher Education, retrieved May 26, 2021
  8. ^ Retrieved September 13, 2009. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]

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