Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Fall Enrollment Breaks Another Record

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

With more than 12,000 students enrolled for the fall semester, Bunker Hill Community College has increased enrollment for the tenth fall semester in a row, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced this week. “Compared to this date last year, our current enrollment represents a 12% increase,” Fifield said.

To accommodate the growth, BHCC is offering five midnight classes, up from two in the fall of 2009, and three in the spring semester 2010. BHCC was the first in the nation to offer midnight classes last fall and began with College Writing I and Introductory Psychology. This fall, BHCC is offering College Writing I, as well as College Algebra, Introductory and Advanced Psychology, and Introductory Sociology with a total enrollment of 79 students.

At BHCC this fall, courses in the sciences, engineering and English are the most popular, followed by business administration and behavioral science.

This semester, more than 400 U.S. veterans have enrolled at the College, up from 355 in the spring 2010 semester. Bunker Hill Community College was founded in 1973 in a new campus built for 2,600 with classes Monday through Fridays. The College now operates seven days a week, almost around the clock, and offers online courses as well.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).