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So you're from Charlestown, MA?

Fortunately for you, Charlestown, MA offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


Charlestown College and University Demographics

Charlestown's 3 colleges and universities offer a total of 90 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from general studies to bioengineering and biomedical engineering to operations management and supervision.

The top-ranked school in Charlestown is Kaplan Career Institute, with a student population of 619. In 2010, Kaplan Career Institute was ranked 77th in the nation. The most popular course of study at Kaplan Career Institute is Electrician.


Charlestown schools charge an average tuition of $1,048 per year. In Charlestown, tuition rates can vary from $3,144 per year to $3,144 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Bunker Hill Community College, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Bunker Hill Community College.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Charlestown colleges received an estimated $21,034,404 in financial aid. Of this aid, $20,286,104 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $10,517,202, which was given by Bunker Hill Community College.

Charlestown Student Demographics

Approximately 2% of Massachusetts students were enrolled in Charlestown colleges in 2010. That is 12,528 students. Bunker Hill Community College, with 11,009 students, had the highest number of students in Charlestown, while Kaplan Career Institute, with only 619 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Charlestown colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 56%. The graduation rate for Charlestown schools is approximately 38%. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Kaplan Career Institute has a graduation rate of 62%, while Bunker Hill Community College has a graduation rate of 13%.


Approximately 57% of students enrolled in Charlestown schools are female. 0% of Charlestown college students are 24 years old or younger. For every 100 Charlestown college students, 65 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. The highest percentage of diverse students in Charlestown in 2009 was at Kaplan Career Institute, which had a minority student population that was 78% of the total student population of the school.

Charlestown Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 2,104 faculty employed by Charlestown colleges and universities. Of these faculty members, 46% were female. 24% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 8 for colleges and universities in Charlestown. Spa Tech Institute-Ipswich had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Charlestown, with 1 to 1.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
0 miles from location Bunker Hill Community College Charlestown MA 10.7498 n/a 11,009
0 miles from location MGH Institute of Health Professions Charlestown MA 1.96259 n/a 900
0 miles from location Kaplan Career Institute Charlestown MA 22.8623 n/a 619

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