Press Release

BHCC Named “Best Community College” by Boston Spanish weekly El Planeta

Thursday, September 17, 2009

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. BHCC received the highest possible ranking: five stars.

The recognition published in El Planeta, which has a circulation of 50,000, praised BHCC for its diversity and for helping students for whom English is a second language.  The award also stated: “Their professors have vast experience working with students from all over the world, and they are aware of and can cater to their needs.”

El Planeta, founded in May 2004, is a member of the Phoenix Media Communications Group, the largest family-owned media company in the region.  

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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).