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BCC Adult Learners

Are you an adult learner, or thinking of returning to college, completing a degree program or changing careers? You're in good company. More than half of the students enrolled in classes at BCC are adults. You'll find everyone from retirees and military veterans to parents and those simply looking for to learn new skills. Our small class sizes are designed to help every student succeed.

Join BCC for a full slate of classes or just one at a time, and gain the skills you'll need to succeed in today's workforce — all at an affordable price. Your advisors and teachers will help you every step of the way, at a learning pace right for you.

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Learn More

Check out BCC's College Catalog to learn about the wide array of associate degrees and certificates available.

Annual Tuition

BCC's reasonable costs and outstanding faculty and programs make it a great value in higher education.

Estimated Student Bill

Tuition $624
Fees $4,988
Books and Supplies $1,560
Total* $7,172

*Estimation based on a full-time 12 credit-per-term Massachusetts resident schedule. Book and supply costs vary by program.

Understanding Tuition Costs

The cost-per-credit depends on several factors. To make it easier, we've broken down the various costs that make up your tuition.

Costs Explained

A More Accurate Estimate

Answering a few simple questions will get you an estimated breakdown of your annual fees.

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Comparing Costs

Below are some of the most popular schools BCC students transfer to after receiving their associate's degree. Here is what you can save - on tuition and fees alone, leaving aside room and board - if you attend BCC for your first two years.

The cost of tuition and fees at BCC for a full-time, in-state student is $7,172 per year.

Institution Them Us Yearly Savings
Williams College $57,280 $7,172 $50,108
Boston University $55,892 $7,172 $48,720
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $55,378 $7,172 $48,206
Smith College $54,224 $7,172 $47,052
Northeastern University $53,506 $7,172 $46,334
Mount Holyoke College $52,258 $7,172 $45,086
Springfield College $39,305 $7,172 $32,133
Western New England University $37,992 $7,172 $30,820
Johnson and Wales University — Providence $33,404 $7,172 $26,232
UMass Amherst $16,389 $7,172 $9,217
UMass Lowell $15,648 $7,172 $8,476
UMass Boston $14,167 $7,172 $6,995
UMass Dartmouth $13,921 $7,172 $6,749
Salem State University $11,284 $7,172 $4,112
MCLA $10,734 $7,172 $3,562
Westfield State University $10,429 $7,172 $3,257
Fitchburg State University $10,355 $7,172 $3,183
Framingham State University $10,335 $7,172 $3,163
Worcester State University $10,161 $7,172 $2,989

Source: These costs are for tuition and fees only. They do not include the cost of books, educational supplies or room and board.