Bunker Hill Community College: Narrative Description

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250 New Rutherford Ave.
Boston, MA 02129-2925
Tel: (617)228-2000
Admissions: (617)228-2420
Fax: (617)228-2120
Web Site: http://www.bhcc.mass.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 21-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $1220 per student. Total enrollment: 7,821. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 4,369 applied, 72% were admitted. Full-time: 2,581 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 5,240 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 93 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 29% black, 16% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 52% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health career programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: TEAS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $576 full-time, $24 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1824 full-time, $76 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Most popular organizations: African-American Cultural Society, Asian-Pacific Students Association, Arab Students Association, Hospitality Club, Radio station. Major annual events: Holiday Stroll, Family Day, Spring Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Bunker Hill Community College Library with 65,953 books, 5,554 microform titles, 330 serials, 934 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $388,584. 585 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located on a 21-acre site in the Charlestown District of Boston. The campus is very near the Bunker Hill Monument and the U.S.S. Constitution. The school is within immediate access to Boston's bus-streetcar-subway system.

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