Bunker Hill Community College

Quick Facts

Largest community college in the state


Boston, MA


Certificates, Associate

Popular Majors

Nursing, Business Administration, Accounting, Medical Technician/Assistant, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice, Accounting

Total Students

Undergrad Students




Room and Board

$5,280 (In State)
$10,224 (Out of State)



 Average Net Price *

Open Admission


Distance from Boston

School Website


School Website

* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

Bunker Hill Community College, founded in 1973, is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The college currently enrolls almost 10,000 students in flexible day, afternoon, evening, late evening, midnight, weekend, and web-based programs. The college offers associate degree programs as well as continued education certificate programs in a wide variety of professional and technical fields. 

The school currently offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students for the job market or for transfer to four-year colleges. These programs include business administration, computer information technology, criminal justice, early childhood education and human services, nursing, hospitality, travel and tourism, culinary arts, and visual and media arts.

In recent years, the college has been gaining recognition for the high success rate of its graduates transferring to four-year colleges.

The school is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. It incorporates multicultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs, and institutional climate. There are some 810 international students from more than 95 countries speaking 75 different languages, making the college 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 Russian, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, and Italian.

The Charlestown Campus is situated on 42 acres in the historic Charlestown section of Boston, Massachusetts. The campus has easy access to the city via a subway stop in front of the school. Additionally, the college has a campus in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and operates three other satellite campuses in the greater Boston area.