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Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) supports open access to post-secondary education by providing a range of educational opportunities, including distance and self-directed learning and an honors program. The student body reflects the diversity of the urban community.  An essential part of the College’s mission is to encourage this diversity. The College is a model for successfully incorporating the strengths of many cultures, backgrounds, ages and learning styles into the life of the institution.

Program of Distinction
Access Indicators
Affordability Indicators
Student Success and Academic Quality Indicators
Fiscal Effectiveness and Efficiency Indicators

Program of Distinction

Two student success initiatives, Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count and Building the Engaged Campus, funded by $2,337,063 in grants from the U.S. Department of Education (Title III), the Lumina Foundation for Education, The Boston Foundation, the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, TERI, the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation and others, have enabled Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to establish learning communities as a central and unifying feature. Assessment data is informing teaching and learning improvements within learning communities, promoting best practices that lead to student retention and success, and providing a measure for gauging increased engagement and institutional effectiveness. More than 200 faculty and staff serve on teams that have examined the BHCC student experience and researched models and best practices, and they are implementing changes that are reshaping BHCC’s teaching and learning environment. To date, 604 students have enrolled in 25 new learning communities supported by integrated student services and a robust professional development program.


Section I: Access to Public Higher Education in Massachusetts

Access Indicators

Fall 2007 Enrollment
Headcount 8,806
FTE 4,813

Fall Enrollment

Over the last three years, fall headcount enrollment has increased 12.4%.

Over the last three years, fall full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment has increased 11.8%.

Annual 2007–2008 Enrollment
Headcount 13,627
FTE 5,538

Annual Enrollment

Over the last three years, annual headcount enrollment has increased 10.4%.

Over the last three years, annual FTE enrollment has increased 10.9%.

Looking Back: Fall and Annual Headcount Enrollment

Fall and Annual Headcount Enrollment from 2003/04 to 2007/08

Fall 2007 Minority Enrollment


Minority Enrollment

Greater than the minority representation of the institution's primary draw cities and towns (35%) and the Greater Boston Region's minority representation of 21%.

Section II: Affordability of Massachusetts Community Colleges

Affordability Indicator

2007–2008 Tuition and Fees as a Percent of Median Family Income


% of Median Family Income

Below the Northeast regional average of 4.9%.

Looking Back: Tuition and Fees as a Percent of Median Family Income

FY2004 FY2005 FY2006 FY2007 FY2008
Bunker Hill Community College Tuition and Fees $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,180
State Median Family Income $67,527 $68,701 $71,655 $74,463 $78,497
"X" as a Percent of State Median Family Income
X = Bunker Hill Community College Tuition and Fees 4.4% 4.4% 4.2% 4.0% 4.1%
X = Massachusetts Community Colleges' Average Tuition and Fees 4.8% 4.9% 4.9% 4.7% 4.7%
X = Northeast Average Tuition and Fees 4.8% 4.8% 4.9% 4.9%

Section III: Student Success and Academic Quality

Success and Quality Indicators

Fall 2006 Cohort First-Year Persistence Rate
Retained at original institution 52.9%
Retained at any institution 62.6%

Fall Cohort First-Year Persistence

Persistence at original institution has increased 3.1 percentage points over the last three years but is below the segmental average of 56.5%.

Looking Back: Fall-to-Fall First-Year Persistence Rate

Fall-to-Fall First-Year Persistence Rate from 2004 to 2006

Fall 2003 Cohort Four-Year Overall Success Rate


Fall 2003 Cohort Four-Year Individual Success Rates
Earned Degree/Certificate 24.3%
Transferred 17.9%
Earned 30 Credits 21.8%
Still Enrolled 1.8%
Note: Each subsequent category excludes any student included in previous category(ies)

Fall Cohort Four-Year Overall Success Rate

This new indicator measures students who have earned a degree/certificate, transferred to another institution, earned 30 or more credits, or are still enrolled after four years. Future reports will include these outcomes over four, five, and six years for this and successive cohorts. Please see the Technical Guide for further details regarding this indicator.

2007–2008 Fall-to-Spring Retention Rate


Fall-to-Spring Retention Rate

Fall-to-spring retention has remained relatively stable over the last three years.

FY2008 Credit Course Completion Rate


Course Completion

Above the Board of Higher Education's target rate of 75%.

Total Degrees Conferred in FY2008


Degrees Conferred

Average degrees conferred per year over the last three years: 771

Looking Back: Degrees Conferred

Degrees Conferred From 2004 to 2008

2007 Pass Rate on the National Nursing Licensure Examination


Nursing Exam Pass Rate

Below the Board of Higher Education's target pass rate of 85%.

FY2008 Annual Enrollment in Workforce Development Courses


Workforce Development

Average annual enrollment in workforce development courses per year over the last three years: 3,437

Section IV: Effective and Efficient Use of Resources

Effectiveness and Efficiency Indicators

Effective Projects and Initiatives

Resource Allocation

Expenditures per Student—Actual, National Peers, and Budget Formula

Expenditure Per Student

Note: This graphic was revised on May 6, 2009. The previously posted graphic displayed the data inaccurately.

FY2008 Primary Reserve Ratio
Unrestricted Reserves (UR) $5,276,303
Total Operating Expenses (TOE) $62,636,295
Primary Reserve Ratio (UR/TOE) 8.4%

Primary Reserve Ratio

Primary Reserve Ratio


No materials weaknesses based on annual external independent audit: