About the College
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (est. 1908) is one of New England's oldest colleges of engineering and industrial technologies, started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin and a gift from Dale Carnegie. Benjamin Franklin believed that "good apprentices would become good citizens." That vision has guided the College's pragmatic approach of developing curricula that meets industry needs, and ensuring student success through comprehensive support. Our goal is to create a career path by developing a learning environment, through industry partnerships, shared resources, and effective classroom and laboratory practices, which sets the standard for a job-oriented technical education, at both the associate and bachelor degree level.
The College attracts a diverse student body, racially, ethnically and economically. We offer a "hi-tech, high-touch" approach, caring for each student as a whole, as we create the personalized learning environment which every student needs. Because of our emphasis on student success, we provide comprehensive academic and financial support to our students, leading to a high rate of graduation and gainful employment thereafter.
Demand for our graduates is high, not only because they have the skills employers need, but because they learn how to communicate effectively and are valued members of the teams to which they belong. Our curriculum focuses on application, training our students to diagnose and solve problems. As high-skilled technicians, they know how to make things work; as good citizens, they herald civic responsibility in their communities.