About Bunker Hill Community College

Who We Are

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest community college in Massachusetts, with approximately 14,000 students enrolled per semester. BHCC, founded in 1973, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

With two main campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, in addition to three satellite campuses and several instructional centers throughout the Greater Boston Area, BHCC offers a wide range of learning options to suit the diverse needs of our student body. Students can choose from day, afternoon, evening, late-evening, weekend, web-based and distance-learning courses to fit their busy schedules.

BHCC is proud to be the most affordable community college in Massachusetts. We offer more than 100 academic programs, including associate degree programs, certificate programs and programs designed to allow students to complete their first two years of a bachelor’s degree before transferring to a four-year university. Our dedicated, caring faculty and counselors are here to help students achieve their personal, academic and career goals.

Our Students

Our student body is one of the most diverse of any college in Massachusetts. Approximately 64 percent of BHCC students are people of color and more than 50 percent are women. There are more than 900 international students who come from approximately 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages.

The average age of BHCC students is 26. Most students work part time or full 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.

Want to learn more about some of our starring students? Check out the article in BHCC Magazine to hear how they’re making the most of their time at BHCC.