Press Release

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.”

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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).