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Bunker Hill Community College Overview

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

What Is Bunker Hill Community College Known For?

1,570 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at BHCC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 22% of the faculty were full-time.

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Bunker Hill Community College Rankings

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 been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#213 Most Popular Associate’s 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 Taxation Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Biotechnology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Hospitality Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Bunker Hill Community College?

Location of 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
Website: www.bhcc.mass.edu

How Do I Get Into BHCC?

You can apply to BHCC online at: www.bhcc.mass.edu/admissions/applynow/

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?

7% Take Out Loans
9.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At BHCC, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $5,144 a year. That adds up to $20,576 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BHCC is 9.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Bunker Hill Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,037 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,352 undergraduate students at BHCC, with 4,037 being full-time and 7,315 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  BHCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,037 full-time undergraduates at BHCC, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  BHCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of BHCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 539
Black or African American 978
Hispanic or Latino 1,093
White 744
International Students 445
Other Races/Ethnicities 238

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

843 Took All Classes Online
3,429 Took At Least One Class Online
5.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,429 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.

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This school is the 16th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of BHCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bunker Hill Community College was 5.7%. This is the #1,615 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially 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
Business Administration & Management 13%
Business, Management & Marketing 4%
Computer & Information Sciences 10%
Computer Software & Applications 26%
General Psychology 11%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 10%
Liberal Arts General Studies 10%
Psychology 11%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Data Entry #14
General English Literature #38
Communication & Media Studies #72
English Language & Literature #81
Communication & Journalism #105
General Psychology #106
Psychology #147
Computer & Information Sciences #271

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 0 247 247
Business Administration & Management 0 183 183
Allied Health Professions 54 42 96
General Psychology 0 81 81
Nursing 0 77 77
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 72 0 72
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 69 71
Computer Science 0 55 55
Teacher Education Grade Specific 21 34 55
Accounting 9 38 47
General Biology 0 38 38
Computer Systems Networking 19 19 38
General Engineering 0 38 38
Health & Medical Administrative Services 24 13 37
Hospitality Management 4 29 33
Legal Support Services 11 17 28
Human Services 5 23 28
Culinary Arts 12 14 26
Computer Information Systems 9 15 24
Computer Programming 7 14 21
Information Science 0 20 20
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 13 7 20
Computer Software & Applications 14 5 19
Finance & Financial Management 0 17 17
Communication & Media Studies 0 17 17
History 0 15 15
Entrepreneurial Studies 11 3 14
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 14 14
General Education 0 13 13
General English Literature 0 13 13
Biotechnology 0 12 12
Fire Protection 2 9 11
Sociology 0 11 11
Mathematics 0 10 10
Design & Applied Arts 0 10 10
Fine & Studio Arts 0 9 9
Data Entry 5 3 8
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 6 0 6
Taxation 3 2 5
Biomedical Engineering 0 5 5
Information Technology 4 0 4
Health & Physical Education 0 4 4
Music 0 4 4
Environmental Control Technology 2 1 3
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 3 3
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 1 2
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 2 2
Chemistry 0 2 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 2
International Business 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0
Social Work 0 0 0
TOTAL 310 1,260 1,570

References

*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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