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Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, BFIT, was founded in 1908. Benjamin Franklin bequeathed funds for the establishment of the college in his will. It was originally known as Franklin Union, and in 1941 the school was renamed The Franklin Technical Institute. It was finally christened Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in 1961. The campus is located in Boston, Massachusetts.

BFIT awards associate's, and bachelor's degrees, as well as certifications. Courses are offered in architectural technology, computer technology, electrical technology, pharmacology, ophthalmic assisting, and automotive technology.

The athletics department of BFIT fields a men's soccer team. Nicknamed the Shockers, the team competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association at the Division III level. BFIT also sponsors intramural sports including basketball, billiards, and flag football. In addition, students are involved in on-campus clubs and organizations like the Women's Forum, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government & Leadership Organization, Outdoor Adventure Club, and The Green Club.

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
41 Berkeley St
Boston , MA 02116
General Phone: (617) 423-4630
http://www.bfit.edu/

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering Technician63electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, biomedical tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech, computer systems tech, architectural drafting
Mechanics and Repair33HVAC, automobile mechanics, marine mechanic
Medical Support and Technology10pharmacy tech, opticianry
Construction Trades7electrician

Number of programs and degrees for Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Associate's degree679
Bachelor's degree01
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years465

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Student Body

In 2007-2008, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology had a total enrollment of 513 students (484 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 35%
20-21 26%
22-24 14%
25-29 8%
30-34 6%
35-39 1%
40-49 3%
50-64 0%

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 100 %

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Room and Board (2007)

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology offers campus housing for 42 of its 484 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Boston, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 13,350
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,350
Room and board $ 5,600
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,150

Financial Aid:
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 215100)

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track209

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$56,9871*
Associate professorcalendar year3$54,8803$52,409
Assistant professorcalendar year5$44,1033$40,722
Instructorcalendar year9$41,7482*
All faculty totalcalendar year20$46,5929$46,552

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Degree Programs (2007)

Construction Trades
Electrician

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Highlights

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What Sets Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Apart:

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% of degrees in engineering technician
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Male % of student body
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% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology % of degrees in mechanics and repair
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 14%Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Minority % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Number of degree programs

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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