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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is a non-profit college in Boston that has been educating and preparing urban youth for over 100 years in growth industries. We offer students a cost-effective pathway to higher education and to rewarding careers in technology. And, when you do that, it uplifts the students, their families, and the communities in which we live.

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is a
registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Who We Are

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) has deep philanthropic roots. The college evolved directly from Benjamin Franklin’s 1789 bequest of £1000 to support the training of apprentices in Boston. In the early 20th century, wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie provided matching funds to establish the Franklin Institute of Boston. Since opening its doors in 1908, the college has remained focused on its charitable mission of providing a career-focused education. Today, BFIT provides students with a pathway to success through hands-on technical degree programs that meet evolving industry needs. (View BFIT Fast Facts)

Who We Serve

The college is also committed to serving a student body that represents Boston’s ethnically diverse communities. For our students, a BFIT education is a vital pathway to a self-sustaining career.

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Why give to BFIT?

  • Many students are the first in their family to attend college
  • An estimated 90% of our students require financial aid support
  • Our majors are specifically designed for high-demand, high-paying, jobs in fast-growing industries
  • BFIT offers extensive academic support, free tutoring, and career counseling to help students succeed
  • Our graduation rate is over 2X the national average and 3X the state average for 2-year colleges
  • Approximately 83% of graduates find jobs or go onto further their education

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