Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, MA 02129
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Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is located in Boston, Massachusetts. This two-year community college actually has multiple campuses across the Boston area, giving students many convenient locations to further their educations. The school was established back in 1973, and it serves more than 13,000 students. This is considered to be the largest community college in all of Massachusetts, and it gives students many options with a variety of academic programs. Students will be able to pursue associate degrees in various fields as well as several certificate programs. BHCC even has many job training services that can help those who are looking to further their career prospects.

The BHCC nursing program has been popular among students in the area for a very long time. Students can pursue the practical nursing program or the registered nursing program. Graduates of the registered nursing program will receive an associate degree and will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam to become a registered nurse. This nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is also accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Clinical experiences are a big part of the nursing program and they take place at affiliated medical facilities that are off-site. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students11,881
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 15 58
Certificate 2 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 74.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 77.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
05/01/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1978 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$176/credit
In State Students$176/credit
Out of State Students$382/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,920 $7,920 $17,190
ADN 70 $12,320 $12,320 $26,740
BSN 125 $22,000 $22,000 $47,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of Bunker Hill Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 56% $4,508
Other Federal Grant 21% $222
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $1,094
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 1% $576
Federal Student Loans 6% $5,072
Private Loans -- $11,451


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,482
$30,001 to $48,000$9,230
$48,001 to $75,000$10,389
$75,001 to $110,000$11,259
Over $110,000$12,367

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.
Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129

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