250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 9,924 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,924 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,384
  • Out-state tuition: $8,328
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 77%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Bunker Hill Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 672 teachers has grown by 96% over five years.
Bunker Hill Community College
(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
672 staff
290 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bunker Hill Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Bunker Hill Community College diversity score of 0.83 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,924 students
2,710 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,459 students
1,152 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,465 students
1,580 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
737 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,459 students
1,092 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
6,465 students
1,182 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
443 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
14%
6%
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% Hispanic
22%
16%
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% Black
23%
13%
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% White
23%
55%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
8%
2%
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% Unknown races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.83
0.65
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
6.96%
3.78%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.96%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,600
$35,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,384 is less than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has declined by 19% 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 declined by 9% 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 Aid
72%
84%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,450
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,000
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
77%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
535
SAT Writing
n/a
480
ACT Composite
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bunker Hill Community College cost?

Bunker Hill Community College's tuition is approximately $3,384 for In-State students and $8,328 for Out-State students.

What is Bunker Hill Community College's ranking?

Bunker Hill Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Massachusetts for: Least expensive tuition, Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown, Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,924 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,384
  • Out-state tuition: $8,328
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 77%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Suffolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Suffolk County, MA is Fisher College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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