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BHCC Named "Best Community College" by Boston Spanish weekly El Planeta

Monday, August 22, 2011

For the third year in a row, El Planeta, the largest circulating weekly Spanish language newspaper in Massachusetts, has named Bunker Hill Community College “Best Community College” in its annual “Best Of” survey.

El Planeta’s “Best Of” online poll is for the Latino population in Massachusetts. The recognition published in El Planeta, which has a circulation of 50,000, noted that BHCC is the largest community college in the state. The College was also recognized for its diversity. Demonstrating “strength through diversity” is, in fact, one of the  College’s strategic goals for 2010-2013.

The El Planeta award reads: “BHCC is distinguished by the diversity of its students: six out of every ten students are members of minorities, and more than half are women. Out of the total number of students, 700 come from more than 90 countries.”

Media Contact:
Karen M. Norton, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 228-2177; Email: kmnorton@bhcc.mass.edu


Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 19,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, three satellite locations and a number of instructional centers throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 1,000 international students who come from 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages.