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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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