• Year Founded 1973 
  • More than 100 degree and certificate programs 
  • 67% People of Color 
  • Average Age is 26 
  • Nearly 55% receive financial aid 
  • 75% are part-time students 
  • 2 out of 3 first in family to attend college 
  • 3 out of 5 are parents 
  • More than 600 international students 
  • More than 300 veteran students 
  • Students come from 150 countries 
  • Top 5 transfer universities: UMass Boston, Salem State, UMass Lowell, UMass Amherst, Bridgewater State 


Known for its friendly style, its convenient locations and its affordability, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a big college that feels like a small college – whether you come here for a single course, a certificate or an associate degree – or plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

Discover BHCC 

Learn more about BHCC in our short Video “Discover BHCC.” 

Two great campuses – Getting here is easy from anywhere in Boston at our two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea and six additional locations throughout Greater Boston.  

Learning Communities – Delve into contemporary issues in a challenging and supportive environment. BHCC’s Learning Communities provide a student-centered, active learning environment that maximizes academic and personal growth.  

Student Life – Sing, travel, cook, act in a play or start a business. There’s a club for everything at BHCC. Meet people with your interests, learn something new, have fun.  

Athletics – Compete at the collegiate level. Home of the Bulldogs, BHCC is a member of the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association(NJCAA), Division III. Men’s and women’s varsity sports teams include: Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s Baseball 

Study Abroad – Each year BHCC awards scholarships to assist students in incorporating a summer study abroad experience into their academic programs. Studying abroad will give you an opportunity to grow personally and academically through learning a new language, experiencing a new culture, and seeing the world through a different perspective.  

Learn and Earn – BHCC’s Learn and Earn program connects students with paid internships in Greater Boston’s top corporations, small businesses, and civic and nonprofit organizations for hands-on experience.  

Support that goes beyond the classroom – BHCC’s DISH Food Pantry and Single Stop office connect students to state and federal financial resources and local community services. The Veterans Center and Disability Support Services offer personalized services for your individual success.  

Pam Y. Eddinger, Ph.D. 

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Campus Locations:

Charlestown Campus

250 New Rutherford Avenue
Boston, MA 02129 

Chelsea Campus

70 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150

Other Locations

East Boston 
South End