• Founded in 1965 
  • 130+ degree and certificate programs 
  • Bristol’s annual tuition and fees: $5,018
  • Student to faculty ratio: 15:1
  • 8 NJCAA 
  • 6,851 students enrolled (2019) 


Since its chartering in 1965, Bristol Community College has been changing the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol is a place where people from diverse backgrounds turn to earn a degree, access work-related training and expand their cultural and intellectual horizons. 

Bristol is a comprehensive community college offering more than 130 career and transfer programs of study that lead to an associate degree in science, arts, applied sciences, and certificates of accomplishment or achievement. Students are able to transfer to many baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country from any of Bristol’s convenient locations.  

The college’s programs offer a strong foundation in liberal arts and sciences; career-ready education in health sciences, engineering, technology and business; and comprehensive developmental education and adult literacy services delivered in a learner-centered, supportive community. 

Bristol also develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. Bristol values and respects diversity within the college and the world, while also preparing well-rounded learners equipped to succeed and lead in our ever-changing world.  

Laura L. Douglas, Ph.D.

President Laura L. Douglas, Ph.D., is an agent of positive growth and change dedicated to working with students, faculty, and staff to foster an inclusive environment with a ‌rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. She believes in putting the “community” in community college. She provides ongoing outreach to ensure that each community in the college’s service area is assisted in accessing college and continuing education. She is passionate about student success, economic development, workforce preparedness and alleviating poverty. 

Campus Locations:

Fall River Campus

777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720

New Bedford Campus

800 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Attleboro Campus

11 Field Road
Attleboro, MA 02703

Taunton Center

Silver City Galleria,
2 Galleria Mall Dr.
Taunton, MA 02780