Press Release

BHCC Among the Region's Largest Colleges and Universities in Journal's Ranking

Friday, February 1, 2013

For the second consecutive year, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) ranks eighth largest among the region’s colleges and universities, according to the Boston Business Journal’s new Book of Lists. In addition, the College has the area’s single largest enrollment of part-time students.

The Boston Business Journal annually compiles a Book of Lists to create a snapshot of the area’s economy, businesses, health-care institutions and colleges/universities. With 12,934 full-time and part-time students as of fall 2011, Bunker Hill Community College ranks eighth in enrollment, ahead of such institutions as MIT, Tufts, Brandeis and Bentley as well as the Commonwealth’s other 14 community colleges.  

While BHCC is one of largest institutions of higher education in Massachusetts, it continues to be one of the most affordable. According to the Boston Business Journal’s ranking, the 2012-13 cost of tuition and fees at BHCC was $3,384, the lowest of the colleges and universities listed.

BHCC continues to grow. As of fall 2012, the College’s enrollment rose to 13,504 students, a 4.4 percent increase from 2011. To accommodate the growing numbers of students and expanding programs, the College has leased a 25,000-square-foot facility to serve the students at its Charlestown Campus. The facility, which opened in January with the start of the spring semester, houses additional classrooms, a student lounge, faculty offices, two conference rooms and a Sustainability Lab for the College’s new Sustainability associate degree and certificate programs.  Relocated at this space is the Center for Self-Directed Learning, the Workforce Development Center, the Community Center for Entrepreneurship and the Community Education program.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).