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Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in the state of Massachusetts. The school serves approximately 13,000 students each year through its main campus in Charlestown and its four satellite campuses. BHCC was founded in 1973 and has been serving its community by offering the best education and resources possible. The college focuses on diversity and multi-cultural representation, particularly through its international students which come from over 95 different countries. The school also holds events for the community throughout the year, a calendar for which may be found on the school's website.
Bunker Hill Community College offers a variety of programs that will prepare students for a career or transfer to a four year institution. Academic programs complete the first two years of a four year education and allow for transfer into a bachelor's program. Career oriented programs, resulting in either a certificate or associate degree, offer training and education in the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the work force immediately after graduation. BHCC offer night, midnight and distance learning courses to help students that require a flexible schedule. The school is dedicated to providing its students with a quality education.
Programs offered include:
Adult education and continuing education courses are also available for adults interested returning to school or wish to update their knowledge. A large portion of enrolled students are professional adults, and the school is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for students of all ages.
Admissions and Financial Aid
BHCC maintains an open enrollment policy that requires students have a GED or high school diploma in order to be eligible for enrollment. When applying, students must provide additional information, including transcripts and standardized test scores (if available) along with the application fee. Students that are residents of Massachusetts must provide documentation for proof of residency in order to receive in state tuition costs. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans and scholarships. Students interested in receiving financial aid should visit the financial aid office as well as the BHCC website's financial aid page in order to begin the application process and determine eligibility. Scholarships may require separate application to the bodies that oversee the scholarship and typically award funds for reasons other than need.
Bunker Hill Community College Participate in intercollegiate and intramural sports. Athletic programs offer students the opportunity to compete, providing a competitive yet enjoyable atmosphere. Students participating in athletic programs will develop skills beneficial to their academic and professional life, such as discipline, socializing, teamwork, and maintaining good health. The school participates in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
- Softball (Women Only)
- Baseball (Men Only)
Intramural athletic programs:
- 3 on 3 Basketball
- Table Tennis
- 3 Point Shooting Contests
- Spring Weather Run
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $10 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $580-$690
- Out-of-State: $5,500-$6,624
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $140-$170 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $350-$420 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||72%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||69%||$4,857|
|Receiving Student Loans||6%||$5,029|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 14%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Bunker Hill Community College may offer services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how this school compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Suffolk and community colleges in Massachusetts in total.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1976)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1978)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Massachusetts
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Bunker Hill Community College.
- Roxbury Community College in Roxbury Crossing, MA (4 miles away)
- Quincy College in Quincy, MA (10 miles away)
- Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, MA (11 miles away)
- Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA (14 miles away)
- North Shore Community College in Danvers, MA (16 miles away)