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Bunker Hill Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

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About Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts is home to Bunker Hill Community College. The college was founded in 1973 and is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The main campus in the Charlestown area of Boston sits on 42 acres. There are three satellite campuses at the Education and Training Institute of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (I.B.A.)/Villa Victoria, and Malden High School.


Awards that are offered at Bunker Hill include an associate's degree and a less than one year certificate. During the 2010-2011 school year, the programs that had the most associate's degree recipients were business, health, and liberal arts. Health, homeland security, and computer information sciences led the way for students awarded certificates. There were 142 members of the faculty and 73 administrators at the college in Fall 2011.

The college offers study abroad, weekend courses, evening courses, and distance learning to students who are looking for alternative learning methods. There are also on-campus daycare services, employment services, remedial services, placement service for completers, and academic-career counseling on the campus as well.


Bunker Hill Community College practices an open admissions policy. Admission is available for applicants who are high school graduates or have a GED. Seventy-seven percent of students enrolled at the college are minorities and over half of students enrolled are women. In Fall 2011, 65% of students were enrolled part-time, while 35% were full-time. Students 24 years old and under represented 52% of the student population.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition at Bunker Hill during Fall 2012 is $141.00 per credit hour for in-state residents and $347.00 per credit hour for out-of-state residents. Other possible fees include health insurance, liability insurance, and parking permit fees. The estimated books and supplies for 2011-2012 were $1,800. The average off-campus room and board was $6,800 for students on their own and $4,000 for students who live with family.

In 2011, 6% of full-time beginning undergraduate students at Bunker Hill Community College were given student loan aid. In order to receive financial aid, students must fill out the form for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

School Type 2-year, Public*
Degrees Offered Associate's, less than one year certificate*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Large city*
Student Body 19,840(all undergraduate)*
Student Housing None*
Schools and Programs 49 academic programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 19 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011: Associate's: Business (223)
Certificate: Health (167)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 9% (for students who began their studies in Fall 2008)*
Admission Rate Open Admissions*
Entering Class Size 2,513 in 2011***
First-Year Retention Rates 73% (full time students in 2011)*
Application Due Date Rolling Admissions*
Tuition In 2011-2012: $3,384 for in-state students, $8,328 for out-of-state students*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2011: Federal grants (64%), Pell grants (64%), State-local grants (44%), Federal student loans (6%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 72% in 2011 (for full time beginning undergraduates in 2010-2011)*

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Bunker Hill Community College , ***IPEDS Data Center

School Contact Information

  • Address: 250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925
  • Phone: 617-228-3398
  • Website: www.bhcc.mass.edu

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