Student Right-to-Know


Graduation Rates

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all postsecondary institutions provide both prospective and current students with information concerning the performance of current students 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 program. A student is considered to have successfully completed the program if he/she graduates within 150 percent of the time required by the program. 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 graduation rate for first-time, full-time certificate and degree-seeking freshmen entering the College in the Fall of 2014 and graduating three years later (2017) was twenty-one percent (21 percent). Fourteen percent (14 percent) of the first-time, full-time certificate and degree-seeking students transferred to other institutions prior to completing their BCC program. The most current (2013) national graduation rate is 24 percent.

Note that the first-time, full-time certificate and degree-seeking freshmen population represents 15 percent of the Fall 2014 incoming class.

 

Aggregated Graduation Rate Data

  Rate
Fall 2014 Cohort 21%

 

By Gender: Rate
Men 18%
Women 23%

 

By Race/Ethnicity: Rate
Nonresident alien* 0%
Hispanic/Latino 14%
American Indian or Alaska Native 17%
Asian 21%
Black or African American 16%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander* 0%
White 22%
Two or more races 18%
Race and ethnicity unknown 14%

 

By Grant/Loan Recipients: Rate
Pell Recipients 18%
Subsidized Stafford Recipients (No Pell) 28%
No Pell or Subsidized Stafford 22%

 

*There are zero students in this category for the 2014 cohort.