Welcome from the President
Welcome to Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology!
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.
If you are reading this, then I want to congratulate you on discovering one of the best colleges of industrial and engineering technologies in the country. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT), founded in 1908, has been preparing young people for success in technical fields for over a century. We focus on the technical skills that employers seek, using hands-on, collaborative teaching. And we also help you build your 21st century skills: communication, critical thinking, professionalism, sustainability, and team work. Do you love science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)? Are you are naturally curious about what technical innovations are coming next? Do you enjoy taking things apart to figure out how they work? If so, you’ve found the college that will help you hone your curiosity into sought after and valuable skills in the job market.
Are you thinking about graduating from college in just two years? Then think about this: Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce (CEW) reports that nearly 30% of Americans with associate degrees now make more than those with bachelor’s degrees. This past February, the Hechinger Report of Teachers College, Columbia University, pointed out that average first year earnings for associate degree graduates is one or two thousand dollars higher than for bachelor’s graduates. Furthermore, in some technical fields, such as energy, health care, or computer networking, associate degree and even certificate holders earn more than the average master’s recipient.
An associate degree can ramp up your earning power in half the time and for much less money than many four-year options.
Please take a look around our website to learn more about our programs. Visit us on campus in Boston’s historic South End. Tour our labs and classrooms. Meet our faculty and students to learn about the incredible support and mentorship we provide. Learn for yourself why nearly 90% of our graduates find a job in their field of study or continue to advance their education.
I hope that you take the next step and learn more about all that we have to offer. Welcome to BFIT. I look forward to meeting you in person.