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More than half of BCC students are adult learners.

Are you an adult learner, or thinking of becoming one? You're in good company. More than half of the students enrolled in classes at BCC are adult learners. You'll find everyone from retirees and military veterans to parents and those simply looking for a career change. 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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Fall Course Listing

Sometimes it's nice to just see it in black and white. View a PDF of the Fall 2022 Credit Course Listing.

Course Search Tool

Check out all courses currently available through our Self Service tool. Search by semester, department, faculty and more. 

2022–2023 College Catalog

View BCC's 2022-2023 College Catalog to learn about the wide array of associate degrees and certificates we offer.

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 $4,868
Books & Supplies $1,200
Total* $6,692

*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.

Net Price Calculator

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 & 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 $6,692 per year.

Institution
Them
Us
Yearly Savings
Williams College $57,280 $6,692 $50,588
Boston University $55,892 $6,692 $49,200
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $55,378 $6,692 $48,686
Smith College $54,224 $6,692 $47,532
Northeastern University $53,506 $6,692 $46,814
Mount Holyoke College $52,258 $6,692 $45,566
Springfield College $39,305 $6,692 $32,613
Western New England University $37,992 $6,692 $31,300
Johnson & Wales University — Providence $33,404 $6,692 $26,712
UMass Amherst $16,389 $6,692 $9,697
UMass Lowell $15,648 $6,692 $8,956
UMass Boston $14,167 $6,692 $7,475
UMass Dartmouth $13,921 $6,692 $7,229
Salem State University $11,284 $6,692 $4,592
MCLA $10,734 $6,692 $4,042
Westfield State University $10,429 $6,692 $3,737
Fitchburg State University $10,355 $6,692 $3,663
Framingham State University $10,335 $6,692 $3,643
Worcester State University $10,161 $6,692 $3,469

Source: CollegeBoard.com tuition & fees for the 2019-2020 academic year. These costs are for tuition and fees only. They do not include the cost of books, educational supplies or room and board.