Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College, BHCC, is a multi-campus urban institution. It was founded in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. BHCC has two campuses. The main campus is located in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts and the second campus is in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts. BHCC has five satellites located in the local communities of Cambridge, East Boston, Revere, Somerville and Boston's South End.

BHCC enrolls more than 8,900 students from over 90 countries in various full-time, web-based and distance learning programs. It offers more than 65 associate degree and certificate programs. These programs train the students for successful employment and transfer to four-year universities.

BHCC is internationally recognized for the development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction. It is a leader in distance learning technologies.

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Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston , MA 02129-2925
General Phone: (617) 228-2000

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Bunker Hill Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management178business management, operations management, accounting, accounting technology, finance, international business
Medical Support and Technology152medical coding, medical assistant, medical lab assistant, cardiovascular tech, radiation therapist, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, phlebotomy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine118registered nursing, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts78foreign language and literature, English, general studies, sociology, history
Security and Law Enforcement55criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Computer Science and Engineering34computer applications programming, computer science, computer networking, computer support
Education and Teaching28education, early childhood education
Therapy and Counseling25psychology
Hospitality23hospitality management, tourism and travel
Science20biology, chemistry
Law18legal assistant
Design14design and visual communication
Media14communication studies, mass communication
Family and Social Work14human services
Medical Administration11medical secretary
Cooking and Culinary Arts8chef training
Mechanics and Repair7electrical maintenance and repair
Art Studies6art studies
Office and Administration4executive secretary, receptionist
Engineering3engineering physics
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Bunker Hill in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree62141
Award of less than 1 academic year19321

Bunker Hill Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bunker Hill had a total enrollment of 8,806 students (5,538 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 38%
Black 23%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 12%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 14%
20-21 17%
22-24 19%
25-29 19%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Bunker Hill Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 44 %

Bunker Hill Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(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 does not offer students a meal plan.

Bunker Hill Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,784
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,728
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Bunker Hill participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1121000)

Bunker Hill Faculty

Bunker Hill has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1632

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year38$67,45046$66,865
Associate professoracademic year5$57,06916$59,856
Assistant professoracademic year9$51,68316$54,042
All faculty totalacademic year52$63,72378$62,797

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

Bunker Hill Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Physics

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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