Bunker Hill Community College

250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129-2925
Tel: (617)228-2000
  • 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 14,253 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Bunker Hill Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Suffolk County, MA.
  • The nearest community college is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Cambridge (1.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 342 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
Bunker Hill Community College (MA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 342 staff 90 staff
Bunker Hill Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 14,253 has grown by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 14,253 students 2,237 students
Bunker Hill Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 42:1 26:1
Bunker Hill Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 4,549 students 758 students
Bunker Hill Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 9,704 students 1,479 students
Bunker Hill Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bunker Hill Community College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Bunker Hill Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Bunker Hill Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Bunker Hill Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Bunker Hill Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Bunker Hill Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Bunker Hill Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.79 0.59
Bunker Hill Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Bunker Hill Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $35,600 -
Bunker Hill Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,384 is less than the state average of $5,267. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,328 is less than the state average of $9,951. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,384 $5,267
Bunker Hill Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,328 $9,951
Bunker Hill Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71% 89%
Bunker Hill Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $8,455 -
Bunker Hill Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,750 -
Bunker Hill Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2009-2015)
Source: 2016 (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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