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Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)

250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, MA

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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.

Academics

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.

Athletics

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).

Athletic programs:

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Softball (Women Only)
  • Baseball (Men Only)
  • Golf

Intramural athletic programs:

  • 3 on 3 Basketball
  • Chess/Checkers
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • 3 Point Shooting Contests
  • Spring Weather Run
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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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid72%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships69%$4,857
Receiving Student Loans6%$5,029

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

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 County and community colleges in Massachusetts in total.

 BHCCSuffolk CountyMassachusetts
Graduation Rate9.2%9.6%16.6%
Transfer-out Rate29.2%17.7%18.2%

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Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (A)

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

  • Electrical Maintenance and Repair Technology (A)

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications (A)
  • Drama (A)
  • Art Studies (A)
  • Music (A)

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