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Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a matching gift from Andrew Carnegie, the private non-profit college offers an affordable education for people seeking technical careers.

Applying to college can be an overwhelming process. With over 4,700 degree granting institutions in the United States alone, choosing a college can be daunting. Deciding what to study can be even more complicated. On the one hand, you want to learn about things that you find exciting and want to know more about. On the other, you want a major that will help you find a good paying job after graduation. College is a big investment and the decision of where to go and what to study will influence other larger decisions that will ultimately shape your life.

Our STEM degree programs are designed specifically for jobs in high demand. We train students to diagnose and solve problems, while becoming leaders in technology industries. We work closely with leading companies to create pipelines for training, jobs and internships during your education and upon graduation.

As high-skilled technicians, our students know how to make things work as good citizens, they herald civic responsibility in their communities. Many of our associate degree graduates continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree at BFIT, or at another college or university. Along with a strong technical foundation, our majors incorporate general education courses to prepare students with team building, problem solving, and communication skills to succeed in today’s economy.

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is an affordable, urban college serving the Boston region and committed to student success and career readiness in technology fields. Through personalized support, hands-on learning, and industry-informed curricula, BFIT prepares graduates for work, life-long learning, and citizenship.

BFIT will be a best-in-class college that provides a supportive learning environment and offer innovative, practical and entrepreneurial education resulting in career-ready, productive and civically-engaged citizens.

We value our diverse community and the fostering of a supportive learning environment. We are committed to creating opportunity by working closely with industry and community partners to prepare our students for lifelong learning in an increasingly interdependent world. Our academic programs and co-curricular efforts reflect our commitment to the fundamental principles of an educated person.

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. In order to make the best decision, we strongly recommend that you consider what type of learning environment you want and what field will excite you the most. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) offers our students a small, supportive learning community that blends technical concepts and hands-on learning in preparation for employment in their field of study or to further their education.The Admissions staff is here to help you navigate the enrollment process every step of the way!

As one of the most affordable private colleges in Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is committed to making higher education financially feasible for our students. Through this commitment the college awards more than $2 Million in financial aid and scholarships to more than 90 percent of our students. As an accredited, non-profit college, BFIT awards financial aid programs including grants, scholarships, as well as student and parent loans.

Founded in 1908, under the provisions of Benjamin Franklin’s will, BFIT is a two-year, private technical college located in historic Boston. Located on a historic campus, our non-profit college offers various academic programs to students pursuing technical careers in high-growth industries.

Students from Greater Boston and around the world are immersed in a supportive learning environment. Our staff is committed to the success of all students. We are proud to work with students from different backgrounds. In fact, 70% of our student body is comprised of minority students from many different cultures. We warmly welcome international students to join our community!

BFIT educates and mentors our students for high-paying jobs in technical fields while partnering with industry to ensure that our curriculum is strategically aligned to their needs. Our collaborative approach to educating students has produced incredible results. A high percentage of our graduates find jobs in their field of study or continued their education to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Student Affairs is dedicated to enriching the lives of students through supportive efforts that enhance academic, social and personal growth. The department prepares students to become active, successful and responsible citizens throughout their college experience and thereafter.

The Department of Career Services and Industry Partnerships (DCSIP) provides students and graduates with the tools necessary to start and advance in their careers while building and maintaining close ties with industry. By fostering relationships with industry partners, DCSIP helps to ensure that our programs remain relevant to workforce needs and that we can identify and secure employment opportunities for our students.

As a job-centric college, our mission is to assist students in finding employment in fields related to their major areas of study or continuing on to advanced studies. We consider our positive placement outcomes the cornerstone of the College’s success.

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