About Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus urban institution. The Charlestown Campus is situated on 42 acres in the historic Charlestown section of Boston, Massachusetts. The College has a campus in Chelsea, Massachusetts, in the historic Old Post Office Building in Bellingham Square.

The College operates three satellite campuses in the greater Boston area located at the Education and Training Institute of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in East Boston, at Malden High School, and at Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (I.B.A.)/Villa Victoria in Boston's South End.

Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts and ranks among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States The College currently enrolls more than 14,000 students in day, afternoon, evening, late-evening, midnight, weekend, and web-based and distance-learning courses and programs each semester.

BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Approximately sixty-seven percent of BHCC students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women. The College incorporates multicultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. There are more than 800 international students who come from approximately 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages, making BHCC one of the most cosmopolitan institutions of higher education in New England. The College also has one of the state's largest course offerings in English as a Second Language. A representative list of the native languages spoken by students includes Arabic, Chinese, Creole, French, Haitian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

The College is internationally recognized for the development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction. The College is a leader in the application of distance-learning technologies and computer-based methodologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment.

The average age of BHCC students is 27. The majority work full- or part-time while attending college. Approximately 35 percent of BHCC's students reside in the city of Boston and 84 percent live within ten miles of the College campuses.

Bunker Hill Community College currently offers more than 100 certificate and degree programs that prepare students for better paying and more highly skilled jobs, or for transfer to four-year colleges. Programs with the greatest potential to increase employment in high-demand areas in the Commonwealth include: Business Administration, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education and Human Services, Engineering, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nurse Education, Paralegal Studies and Visual and Media Arts.