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About Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is an open access, multi-campus, urban institution and the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling more than 16,000 students annually. Established in 1973 and commemorating 50 years of excellence, BHCC spans two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, complemented by instructional centers across Greater Boston. Our diverse learning options include day, afternoon, evening, weekend, hybrid, and online courses. 

As one of Massachusetts' most affordable community colleges, BHCC offers a comprehensive array of more than 100 academic programs, encompassing associate degrees, certificates, and transfer programs to four-year universities. Our dedicated faculty and advisors are committed to guiding students towards their personal, educational, and career aspirations. 

In addition to traditional programs, BHCC provides non-credit courses, corporate training, and skilled credentials through the Division of Workforce and Economic Development. The Chelsea campus is home to the Enterprise Center for Entrepreneurship and Training (ECET), offering workshops, business planning, and support for small businesses. 

BHCC holds full accreditation from The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), with additional program accreditations linked to our health programs of study.

Recognized as a Network College at Achieving the Dream and designated as a Gateway to College Institution, BHCC actively participates in Achieving the Dream, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping community college students, particularly those from low-income and diverse backgrounds, succeed in their academic journey. 

Our Students 

BHCC takes pride in its highly diverse student body, with approximately 65% identifying as people of color, 58% as women, and an average age of 26.  BHCC has more than 600 international students from 92 countries and serves nearly 300 veteran students. As a minority-serving institution, BHCC holds designations as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). 

About Boston 

Founded in 1630, Boston seamlessly blends rich history, innovation, and vibrant youthfulness. Serving as the capital of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England, Boston is home to more than 650,000 residents and 250,000 college students. The city thrives on youthful energy, housing more than 64 colleges and universities in metropolitan Boston. 

A hub for research and innovation, Boston attracts businesses in high-tech, biomedical, and healthcare industries. Culturally significant, the city features museums, galleries, arts organizations, major sports teams, and is easily navigable on foot or the country's first subway system. BHCC is conveniently located at the Community College Station on the Orange Line for easy commuting. 


250 New Rutherford Avenue
Boston, MA 02129-2925
Telephone: 617-228-2000
TTY: 617-242-2365