Bunker Hill Community College

  • Bunker Hill Community College is a public institution of higher education offering programs and courses of study including Arts and Science, nursing and allied health, domestic and international business, hospitality and culinary arts, early childhood development, electronics and computer applications. The college supports open access to post-secondary education by providing a range of educational opportunities that include distance learning, self-directed learning and an honors program. The college offers an entry-level assessment program for new incoming students, a sound foundation in developmental studies and, for non-native English speaking students, a variety of levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction.

School Highlights

Bunker Hill Community College serves 12,522 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.

Top Placements

Bunker Hill Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 342 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bunker Hill Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty342 staff113 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bunker Hill Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The Bunker Hill Community College diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment12,522 students2,565 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio37:122:1
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# Full-Time Students4,156 students1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students8,366 students1,489 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
11%
5%
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% Hispanic
25%
18%
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% Black
26%
15%
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% White
21%
49%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
15%
9%
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Diversity Score0.790.69
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College Completion Rate
14%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$35,500
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,384 is less than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,328 is less than the state average of $9,401. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,384$4,424
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,328$9,401
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,500$13,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • A multi-campus urban institution, Bunker Hill Community College's main campus is situated on 42 acres in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston. The college has a branch campus in Chelsea in what was once the historic Old Post Office Building in Bellingham Square. Satellite campuses are located in Cambridge, Chinatown, Revere, Somerville and South End. Founded in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BHCC enrolls more than 7,800 students in day, evening, weekend, web-based and distance learning courses and programs. The college offers more than 65 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for successful employment and transfer to four-year universities. Internationally recognized for development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction, BHCC is a leader in distance learning technologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment. The college also has expansive course offerings in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education. For many students, Bunker Hill Community College's degree and certificate programs in the health care professions, business, computers or culinary arts are the roads to success. Others see BHCC as a good way to begin their careers in higher education. Bunker Hill Community College graduates seeking advanced degrees have transferred to four-year institutions such as UMass, Suffolk, Yale, Tufts, MIT, Wellesley and many other colleges and universities. One of the largest colleges in the state's community college system, BHCC incorporates multi-cultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. With students from more than 90 countries, and students of color comprising more than half of the student's population, BHCC is one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan colleges in New England. The average age of students is 28, nearly two-thirds are women and the majority of all students work while attending college. An expansive array of student services support the varied needs of the BHCC students.

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Did You Know?
Suffolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Suffolk County, MA is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.