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

Dec 06, 2010, 17:48 ET from Bunker Hill Community College

BOSTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.  

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The College enrolls more than 12, 000 students on two campuses and at four satellite locations. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Six in ten students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls more than 700 international students who come from more than 90 countries and speak 75 different languages.


Colleen Roach

Executive Director of Communications & Marketing

Bunker Hill Community College

250 New Rutherford Avenue

Boston, MA 02129

Phone: (617) 228 2177; Email: caroach@bhcc.mass.edu

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