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Bunker Hill Community College Overview

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Bunker Hill Community College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Bunker Hill Community College Known For?

1,456 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at BHCC is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, 24% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from BHCC with a bachelor's degree make about $44,100 a year. That's 8% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Bunker Hill Community College Rankings

According to our 2023 analysis, BHCC is ranked #125 out of 2,018 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. BHCC also holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

BHCC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#31 Best Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at BHCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Computer Science Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Information Science Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Computer Programming Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Taxation Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Data Entry Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Finance & Financial Management Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Computer Systems Networking Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards BHCC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Data Entry Schools College Factual
#1 Best Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy Schools College Factual
#2 Best Computer Programming Schools College Factual
#7 Best Computer Systems Networking Schools College Factual
#25 Best Computer Science Schools Computer Science Degree
#72 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual

Where Is Bunker Hill Community College?


Contact details for BHCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, MA 02129-2925
Phone: 617-228-2000

How Do I Get Into BHCC?

You can apply to BHCC online at:

Since Bunker Hill Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Bunker Hill Community College?

4% Take Out Loans
7.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BHCC, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $4,033 a year. That adds up to $16,132 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BHCC is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Bunker Hill Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,459 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,924 undergraduate students at BHCC, with 3,459 being full-time and 6,465 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 3,459 full-time undergraduates at BHCC, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bunker Hill Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 400
Black or African American 760
Hispanic or Latino 863
White 649
International Students 454
Other Races/Ethnicities 333

Over 117 countries are represented at BHCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Bunker Hill Community College

9,144 Took All Classes Online
9,924 Took At Least One Class Online
271.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 9,924 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at BHCC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 9th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of BHCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bunker Hill Community College was 271.6%. This is the #234 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at BHCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of BHCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
English Language & Literature 9%
General English Literature 9%
General Psychology 16%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 3%
Liberal Arts General Studies 3%
Psychology 16%
Social Sciences 20%
Sociology 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at BHCC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at BHCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General English Literature #1
Computer Programming #1
Data Entry #1
English Language & Literature #4
Communication & Media Studies #9
General Psychology #10
Psychology #25
Communication & Journalism #28
Computer & Information Sciences #36
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #36
Liberal Arts General Studies #36

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bunker Hill Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 228 228
Business Administration & Management 0 151 151
Allied Health Professions 39 51 90
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 78 80
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 75 0 75
General Psychology 0 73 73
Nursing 0 57 57
Accounting 12 44 56
General Biology 0 40 40
Computer Science 0 39 39
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 30 8 38
Teacher Education Grade Specific 11 24 35
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10 18 28
Culinary Arts 14 14 28
Computer Information Systems 12 15 27
Computer Systems Networking 12 14 26
Finance & Financial Management 0 25 25
Information Science 0 24 24
Design & Applied Arts 0 23 23
Computer Programming 5 17 22
Hospitality Management 7 13 20
Human Services 2 18 20
Data Entry 11 6 17
General Engineering 0 17 17
Legal Support Services 6 11 17
Electrical Engineering 0 16 16
Fire Protection 1 15 16
Communication & Media Studies 0 14 14
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 14 0 14
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 14 14
Fine & Studio Arts 0 12 12
General English Literature 0 11 11
History 0 11 11
Music 0 11 11
Biotechnology 0 9 9
Computer Software & Applications 5 4 9
Sociology 0 9 9
Drama & Theater Arts 0 9 9
Mathematics 0 8 8
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 5 7
General Education 0 7 7
Biomedical Engineering 0 6 6
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 3 3
Natural Resources Conservation 0 3 3
Health & Physical Education 0 3 3
Taxation 1 1 2
Physics 0 2 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 0 1
General Engineering Technology 0 1 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 1 1
Chemistry 0 1 1
International Business 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0
TOTAL 272 1,184 1,456


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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