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Report: Bristol Community College ranked #1 community college in Massachusetts

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Bristol Community College has announced that the college has recently been ranked #1 top community college in Massachusetts by Schools.com.

‌The ranking highlighted the college’s career-driven programs, resources available to help returning students be successful in the classroom and the convenient choice to learn at one of four college locations, along with fully online programs.

BCC has locations in Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton, and Attleboro.

Based on its ranking methodology, Schools.com evaluated Massachusetts community colleges using the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), then generated a list of colleges and universities that met the criteria that the level of institution is either “At least two but less than four years” or ” Less than two years (below associate degree)” and that data is reported for all 14 ranking variables listed in the methodology section.

Schools.com ranked the resulting community colleges on multiple factors related to educational opportunity, student performance and student services. Each school was scored on a 10-point scale, using data points such as the percent of students that transferred to a 4-year institution and completed within 8 years, student-to-faculty ratio, full-time student retention rate and more.

Schools.com’s ranking methodologies are based on data gathered from government agencies and other nationally recognized primary sources, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and its data collection program, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard.

For more on the report, click here.

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