Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston

Boston, MA

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Overview

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology offers 49-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 82.9% are women, and 17.1% are men. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is 16188$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $20065 and $33965 per year. 47% of full-time Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$16,188
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,878
$30,001 - $48,000$15,670
$48,001 - $75,000$18,837
$75,001 - $110,000$20,024
$110,001+$21,422

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 14600

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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41%

Types of financial aids

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470 of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 92 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology number 87 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$37,900

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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47%
BELOW AVERAGE

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology graduation rate is below the national average.

47% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

10:1
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Men/Women

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology offers 49 programs in total: 31 are for Associate's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 6 are Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 37 universities in Suffolk county. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is one of the few institutions in Suffolk that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 635 students with 19043 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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I looked in the windows to see what is going on at BFIT since I found out about this campus in 2013 while homeless in 13 states. I was really excited to see technical projects and real problem solving or figuring out technology from the ground up. The emphasis is learning and practical applications and that later leads to read understanding of how things work.The mistake many people make is focusing solely on a grade with disregard for practical hands on knowledge to gain competency as a technician. I disagree with the peer pressure and lack of readiness going on at other schools.Know what you are doing. I think some of the reviewers are writing a joke about the school and seem to be fake students lacking the maturity to be team players and participate equally yet that is a much bigger part of society that has plagued humanity for thousands of years.Come here and steep yourself in as much learning as you want at one time. Test out a class or two to gain confidence and go from there. You will be glad you did.I think it is better to have solid foundations at the two year level rather than racing through all the material just to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and not really know how to do anything.It is better to be a really phenomenal technician than boast about being an engineer that doesn't know their material. Also too much emphasis on some learning elsewhere is on solving an equation, matching the wording of the word problem to find the relevant equations or formulas, juggle around a few symbols doing algebra and writing the answer is not really what makes you into a real engineer someday. That doesn't really get off the ground.You need to have a friendly positive supportive place where you can come in and spend hours in your mind and testing rather just memorizing the rules that someone else happily found out 300 years ago. This is a good school. I am going on a campus tour.They have doors open on Sunday. For it seems like a place where students can be themselves and gain technical skills. You go from there. Technology and engineering is a long and windy road. You don't just imbibe everything like that which is going on at the famous school in town. I mean it is unending knowledge that builds up. Also I see so much commaraderie here on the campus and with BFIT students who are enjoying themselves and happy to go there. I do not agree with the grade inflation that goes on at the famous places. I mean so Isaac N. for example was 35+ years old as well as Godfried L. When they simulatanouesly invented calculus for direct applications in classical physics. All the arrogance out there is ridiculous. Also it is better to be a nerd aint it my nerdy friends.De har døre åbne om søndagen. For det virker som et sted, hvor eleverne kan være sig selv og få tekniske færdigheder. Du går derfra. Teknologi og teknik er en lang og blæsende vej. Du får ikke bare alt det som foregår på den berømte skole i byen. Jeg mener, at det er uendelig viden, der bygger op. Også jeg ser så meget commaraderie her på campus og med BFIT studerende, der nyder selv og glad for at gå der. Jeg er ikke enig i den gradvise inflation, der foregår på de berømte steder. Jeg mener, at Isaac N. for eksempel var 35 + årig såvel som Godfried L. Da de simulatanouesly opfandt beregning til direkte anvendelser i klassisk fysik. Al den arrogance derude er latterlig. Det er også bedre at være en nerd, det er min nørde venner.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I looked in the windows to see what is going on at BFIT since I found out about this campus in 2013 while homeless in 13 states. I was really excited to see technical projects and real problem solving or figuring out technology from the ground up. The emphasis is learning and practical applications and that later leads to read understanding of how things work.The mistake many people make is focusing solely on a grade with disregard for practical hands on knowledge to gain competency as a technician. I disagree with the peer pressure and lack of readiness going on at other schools.Know what you are doing. I think some of the reviewers are writing a joke about the school and seem to be fake students lacking the maturity to be team players and participate equally yet that is a much bigger part of society that has plagued humanity for thousands of years.Come here and steep yourself in as much learning as you want at one time. Test out a class or two to gain confidence and go from there. You will be glad you did.I think it is better to have solid foundations at the two year level rather than racing through all the material just to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and not really know how to do anything.It is better to be a really phenomenal technician than boast about being an engineer that doesn't know their material. Also too much emphasis on some learning elsewhere is on solving an equation, matching the wording of the word problem to find the relevant equations or formulas, juggle around a few symbols doing algebra and writing the answer is not really what makes you into a real engineer someday. That doesn't really get off the ground.You need to have a friendly positive supportive place where you can come in and spend hours in your mind and testing rather just memorizing the rules that someone else happily found out 300 years ago. This is a good school. I am going on a campus tour.They have doors open on Sunday. For it seems like a place where students can be themselves and gain technical skills. You go from there. Technology and engineering is a long and windy road. You don't just imbibe everything like that which is going on at the famous school in town. I mean it is unending knowledge that builds up. Also I see so much commaraderie here on the campus and with BFIT students who are enjoying themselves and happy to go there. I do not agree with the grade inflation that goes on at the famous places. I mean so Isaac N. for example was 35+ years old as well as Godfried L. When they simulatanouesly invented calculus for direct applications in classical physics. All the arrogance out there is ridiculous. Also it is better to be a nerd aint it my nerdy friends.De har døre åbne om søndagen. For det virker som et sted, hvor eleverne kan være sig selv og få tekniske færdigheder. Du går derfra. Teknologi og teknik er en lang og blæsende vej. Du får ikke bare alt det som foregår på den berømte skole i byen. Jeg mener, at det er uendelig viden, der bygger op. Også jeg ser så meget commaraderie her på campus og med BFIT studerende, der nyder selv og glad for at gå der. Jeg er ikke enig i den gradvise inflation, der foregår på de berømte steder. Jeg mener, at Isaac N. for eksempel var 35 + årig såvel som Godfried L. Da de simulatanouesly opfandt beregning til direkte anvendelser i klassisk fysik. Al den arrogance derude er latterlig. Det er også bedre at være en nerd, det er min nørde venner.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Some courses are not what they are really called. Finance courses are english classes. Teacher rushing to meet deadlines instead of working with people. Under qualified teachers. Sacrificing experience for deadlines.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Ben Franklin is a really good 2 year technical School because it's in perfect in the setting of South End and it's right in the heart of Boston where you take any kind of transportation to get to this trade school including train, bus, or car. I recommend you coming to this trade school

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My experience with event staff was less than a one star,First me and my husband made multiple calls to the event superior Jamie Doerrbecker we didn't receive a response till four days after the voicemail we left and when answered no apology!!Than we set a meeting with the same evil, uneducated, bad- mannered women as soon as we arrived we witness how cruel she was to the janitor a young black male.We were not offered to sit she was just staring and not answering our question/ concerns and was talking on her phone the whole time we were severely mistreated like our money isn't green and were not humans!If you happened to be a minority or a human being this is not the spot to rent you don't need to discriminated against.Towards the end my husband whispered to me let's leave now! We found a cheaper and very well respected staff at a different venue with parking for our sons engagement thank god!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 41 Berkeley St

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Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6174234630

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: bfit.edu

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