Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Among Fastest Growing in U.S.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Bunker Hill Community College is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation, according to a study released last week by Community College Week. In the category representing the largest community colleges in the country, Bunker Hill Community College ranks no. 27 in terms of enrollment growth– and is the only community college in Massachusetts to make the list. The survey period covers fall 2008 to fall 2009, when enrollment at the College increased by 16 percent.

The growth at the College shows no signs of slowing. Currently the College’s enrollment is 12, 271. Enrollment for the spring 2011 semester is already substantially ahead of this time last year. The College has weekend classes, an online program, courses which run from 9 p.m. until midnight, and has been nationally recognized for its midnight classes.

Total U.S. community college enrollment rose eight percent to 7,648,222 between fall 2008 and fall 2009. In Massachusetts for the same period, community college enrollment rose ten percent, to 102,116. Community College Week compiled the report with information from the U.S. Department of Education.

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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).