Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
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Founded in 1908, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is located in a large city with a population of more than 250,000. It is in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA-NH area.
Address
41 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116
www.bfit.edu/
Additional links
Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Mechanic and Repair Technologi...Engineering and Science Techno...Contruction TradesGeneral Business Operations an...Healthcare Technologists and A...Healthcare office support
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Health Support
Business
Career
Award Levels
0-1 Year Certificate
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Quick Facts
student housing
There is campus housing available for undergraduates.
Student Focus
Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-serving
Institutional Control
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit organization.
Undergraduate Students
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Accreditation
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Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology holds an accreditation from one of the seven regional accreditors, which should ensure that credits earned transfer easily.
Accreditation History
New England Commission of Higher Education (Accredited November 1, 2006 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on April 19, 2012.
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for June 30, 2022.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions (Accredited July 1, 1970 - November 1, 2006)
Student Attention
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Context: Instructional expenditures per student
Although spending is not a guarantee of a good classroom experience, high spending can hint at a priority placed on quality in the classroom.
Students on campus
Study Types
About 76% of students are full-time. No students take distance education courses.
Full-time
76%
Online classes
0%
Context: Student body size
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology has 910 students.
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Graduation Rate
The majority, about 84% of undergraduate students, are full-time and begin as first-time college students. In the last reporting year, 43% of students in this group received a degree within 8 years.
43%
Time to complete
4 years
6 years
8 years
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect eight-year graduation rates for all degrees earned by full-time students who began as first-time freshmen at the colleges and universities in your chosen context group.
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Loan Status
This donut shows the percentage of students who are in good standing (green) in repaying any federal student loans five years after leaving Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.
Status of loans
Closed (fully paid)
Currently paying
Deferred for miliary or school
Suspended (usually for hardship)
In default
Not released due to privacy
Context: Loans with good standing
About 64% of the context schools have better performance, suggesting that Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology's alumni earnings-to-debt ratios are low compared to the context schools' alumni.
student race/origin
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology reports that 73% of students are minority, which is more than 87% of the context schools. This school's 1.4% of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
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student gender
Is the gender balance of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
With 14% women students, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology has a lower percentage of women than 99% of context schools.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Personal/psychological counseling

Remedial services

Academic/career counseling services

Employment services for current students

Placement services for program completers

Special academic opportunities

Cooperative program

Credit for advanced placement

English as a Second Language program

Formal adult program

Internships

Off campus study: Boston Architectural College

Off campus study: University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

Off campus study: Wentworth Institute of Technology

Orientation program

Part-time degree programs

Remediation available

Services for learning disabilities

Summer session

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Are students graduating on time?
Context: the impact of wealth and transfer status on degree completion

We took a close look lagging success for students with financial need in a case study. Here's a chance to compare schools based on student successes with a better appreciation of how circumstances may impact success. One word of caution: the statistics for some categories may consist of only a handful of students -- see the details by hovering or long-pressing on the bars.

Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Choose a student group
Full-time first-time students
Full-time transfer students
Part-time first-time students
Part-time transfer students
Percentage with Pell Grants
70%
Full-time first-time students who received an award within 4 years after enrolling
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Full-time first-time students who received an award within 6 years after enrolling
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Full-time first-time students who received an award within 8 years after enrolling
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Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

Choose how to look at loan repayment
Five year overview
Loan defaults and burden
Success in loan repayment
Student groups and successful repayment
Where do alumni stand after five years?

This snapshot shows the status of students in their federal loan repayments in 2016, having departing from the school in 2012. The green wedges are the alumni in good standing, so look for a school with lots of green!

Student loan status
Closed (fully paid)
Currently paying
Deferred for miliary or school
Suspended (usually for hardship)
In default
Not released due to privacy
Good standing in context

How does the percentage of students who fill those green wedges at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology compare to other schools? The interactive bars below show you the distribution of how alumni at other schools are doing.

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Alumni earnings compared to same-aged Americans

The blue curve shows the earnings of this school's alumni -- so a high curve indicates this school is setting its students up for success!

More information about earnings data

How might your earnings compare with other people your age? Opportunity Insights used IRS data to track almost every person born in the US in the years 1980 to 1991, and they ranked the mean (average) 2014 earnings of students who attended Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in comparison to all people in the US the same age. Although this data is now a little old, the scope of this project was awesome and gives us a glimpse at alumni performance that we cannot find until a new study of this incredible magnitude is performed.

You might notice a little earnings dip at young ages for some of the top bachelor's institutions. This coincides with the years that many alumni may be in graduate school and earning less.

Context: Alumni earnings by age
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Chart explanation
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
In the blue curve, we see how the average earnings percentile for this school changes as its alumni age as compared to like-aged Americans without regard to their educational background.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of these average alumni earnings percentiles for context schools: dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools and light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Wealth mobility at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

We may wonder if, as a result of attending a given college, we will have a better chance for higher earnings. Opportunity Insights sought to answer this question by following the wealth story of every student for whom income information was available.

Learn more about the mobility study

How does wealth change after attendance?

Opportunity Insights studied groups of all children born in the US in the same year for each birth year from 1980 to 1991. This grouping included every single US child who had a valid SSN or ITIN (tax identification number) and could be linked to parents with non-negative income.

Family Income

The incomes of all families in a birth year group are measured when the child is 15-19 and these incomes are averaged. The calculated incomes from all families in the group were arranged from smallest to largest, and divided into five groups of equal size. On the left of the diagram, you can see the relative distribution of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology's students between the family income divided into fifths formed by looking at the entire US group.

Individual Student Earnings

In 2014, all people from the same birth year were divided into a new set of five groups that were determined by their individual labor earnings for that year. The students from this birth year who primarily attended Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology between the ages of 19 and 22 were divided into these five groups, and the percent in each group is shown on the right of the diagram.

The diagram lets you see the proportion in each original income group who travel to each earnings group, and provides some insight into the likelihood of financial success after attendance.

If you'd like to understand the nitty gritty details of this interesting data, be sure to check out the well-written Opportunity Insights report by selecting SOURCES under the figure.

Context: Mobility Rating

Opportunity Insights came up with an overall measure of how much individual colleges contribute to economic mobility by creating a mobility rating. Colleges offering both access to and economic success for low-income students receive a high rating.

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The full picture: wealth access and mobility at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Below, we can see the percentage from each initial family wealth group who attend this college, and also the alumni's relative wealth later. Do students entering college from the bottom twenty percent of family income end up making it to a higher level? Do the top twenty percent stay at the top? Follow the colors, left to right, and see for yourself.

$23,200$43,900$72,500$113,000$1,000$16,100$30,000$46,800Lowest 20%Second-lowestMiddleSecond-highestHighest 20%Highest 20%Second-highestMiddleSecond-lowest Lowest 20%Family IncomeStudent Income
Classroom Quality
Student attention at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
18.1100204060Full-time inst.Any inst.
Full-time and long-term instructors at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology has 53% full-time instructors, and this is near the middle of the context schools' percentages of full-time instructors. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students. Within the full-time instructors at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, 69% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
53%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Faculty Diversity

Here's an opportunity to explore the faculty's diversity. For many schools, attracting a diverse teaching faculty can be a challenge. It's important to judge their success with the reality check of what their peer schools have accomplished.

Choose how to see faculty gender and race/origin
Overview
Context
Number of full-time instructors
The chart shows male instructors to the left, and female to the right, with the races/origins included along the bars. Select the context graph to see how this diversity profile compares to the schools that interest you.
InternationalNot ReportedAsianHispanicBlackWhite0102030Men0102030Women
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

0-1 Year Certificate
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
What percentage of students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Freshman residences

A high proportion of international and out-of-state students speaks to reputation and offers an opportunity for diverse interactions in and out of class.

Freshman residence
In-state
Out-of-state
International
Not Reported
Choose how to look at freshman residence
Residence in context
Residence over time
Freshman residences in context
How does the geographic diversity at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology compare to the context group?
98%2%0%20%40%60%80%100%Out-of-stateIn-state
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Student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Choose a second viewpoint for student race and origin
Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology with that of the current context group.
34%18%28%7%1%1%2%7%1%0%20%40%60%80%100%American IndianPacific IslanderInternationalMultiracialAsianNot ReportedWhiteHispanicBlack
Student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
Under 18
18-19
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
Unknown
Choose another way to view age at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Age in context
Age over time
Context: Age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the focus at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology compared to the focus for the context schools.
1%2%3%6%13%13%25%32%5%0%10%20%30%40%50%65 and over50-6440-4935-3930-3425-2922-2420-2118-19Under 18
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.
86%14%0%20%40%60%80%100%MenWomen
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Family wealth of incoming freshmen

It's not surprising that colleges in general have a greater percentage of students from wealthy families than from poor families. Although nationally 20% of families earn at least $110,200, at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, this percentage is 14%. Similarly, while nationally 20% of families earn $19,800 or less, at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology 22% are in this bottom quintile.

Family wealth quintiles
Most wealthy 20%
Next Highest 20%
Middle 20%
Next 20%
Lowest 20%
Choose an aspect of family wealth you would like to view
Family wealth in context
Trends in family wealth
The 1% families
Context: family wealth represented at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Compare student wealth at the extremes to other schools in the context group.

22%14%0%20%40%60%Least wealthy 20%Most wealthy 20%
Programs Offered
Finding a program

In the folders below, you can explore your options for study. The folders are grouped and colored by broad field, and you can see the number of students who have completed degrees in each field by following the colors in our chart showing graduations. You can...

  • Filter the programs by the award level that interests you.
  • Use the search key to limit the listings to all relevant progrmas.
  • Select a specific program from this menu to see some great details!
All current offerings
Award Level
All levels
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeHealthcare Technologists and Aids
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeHealthcare office support
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeGeneral Business Operations and Management
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeEngineering and Science Technologies
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeMechanic and Repair Technologies
  • chevron-rightfolder-closeContruction Trades
Admissions
Open Admissions
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is an open admissions school and accepts any student who applies.
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Costs and Financial Aid
Net price: the best estimate for the cost to attend

Most schools publish tuition rates that give them room to offer both scholarships and financial aid where applicable. Your best guess at what you might pay is to see what others with similar family incomes have paid. A more tailored and accurate estimate is available at this school's net price calculator.

Understanding net price

With their net price calculators, many colleges and universities give an idea of what merit-based aid might accompany need-based aid. For schools that share such data, we also provide financial aid data in the Finanical Aid sections.

There are some caveats to consider when using the net price estimates:

  • The net price calculation is weighted by this school's proportion of students living on- and off-campus and this school's estimate of off-campus costs, which may cause the net price methodology be a bit inconsistent from school to school.
  • Parental income and student financial aid eligibility is sometimes more complicated than the simple family income number reported here.
  • The net price calculation for all students is inclusive of students who received any institutional or government aid, but at the family income levels the net price only considers the tuition paid by those who qualified for federal aid.

You can get a little better guess at what you would pay by using this school's net price calculator.

Percentage of students receiving any aid

The donut, based on 176 full-time first-time degree seeking students at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, shows the percentage of those who received any financial aid (including merit-based scholarships), subdivided by family income.

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Aid type and family income
Federal: $0-30K
Federal: $30K-48K
Federal: $48K-75K
Federal: $75K-110K
Federal: Above $110K
Only institutional
Net price by family income
All Incomes

Let's look over the past few years at what freshmen who received any financial aid actually paid for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses on average, and how that compares to the tuition usually paid for other private universities in your context group. Public universities only report net price for in-state students.

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Chart explanation
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
On the blue curve, we see how the net annual cost to attend Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the net price for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Find your net price estimate: www.bfit.edu/_forms/npcalc.htm...
Historic Annual Costs

See how this school's published costs have changed over the year, and how their cost trends compare with other private schools.

Published costs may have little to do with what you actually pay

It's important to remember that a school's published costs may not be indicative of what it will actually cost to attend. Time magazine wrote about this in their article Yes, you can get a college to cut its tuition price. Nonetheless, this inflation-adjusted look at the historic annual costs for tuition, fees, books, and supplies can give you an idea of the costs you might expect in the coming years. Comparing the total costs inclusive of room and board (if applicable) with the annual net price estimates in the previous tab will help you determine the financial aid package to expect.

Private and public universities' charges are difficult to compare due to the in-state and out-of-state price differences of public universities, and therefore we only compare Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology to other private schools within your chosen context group.

Include room and board
Undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and supplies over time
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Chart explanation
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
On the blue curve, we see how the published annual cost to attend Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the annual cost for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Current published costs

Here's a quick summary of costs to attend Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions.

Undergraduate costs
Charge
Annual fees
Annual tuition
Estimated books and supplies
Miscellaneous (living off campus)
Miscellaneous (living on campus)
Miscellaneous (living with family)
Off-campus room and board
On-campus room and board
Per-credit charges
Cost
$600
$16,950
$1,000
$2,000
$2,000
$2,000
$6,800
$20,300
$707
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Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.

  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology deadline for priority financial aid consideration is February 1. Applicants are notified of results on a rolling basis beginning March 20 and must respond within 2 weeks.

Required Forms

FAFSA

Loan Programs

Federal Direct PLUS

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford

State Loans

Need-based Scholarships Available

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

State scholarships/grants

Institutional scholarships/grants

Athletic scholarships

Non-need-based Scholarships Available

Athletic scholarships

International Students
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology provides non-need-based aid in the form of institutional grants.
Financial Aid Spending
The financial aid spending reported here reflects monies from all sources that are spent towards the cost to attend Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. These funds include loan amounts that should ultimately be repaid by the students.
Comparison: Spending on need versus students with need
Here's all money spent on financial aid, divided between money towards students with (blue) and without (green) need, versus the proportion of students with and without need. Is aid going at least proportionally to the students who most need it?
0%50%100%Degree-seeking studentsFinancial aid spending
Without need
With need
Aid spending detail (values)

How are financial aid dollars distributed? Grants and scholarships are shown in violet, while self-help is shown in brown. While self-help includes work-study programs, for most schools the self-help will reflect primarily student loan amounts. Any tuition waivers or athletic scholarships are shown in pink.

Show percentages
$0$1M$2M$3M$4M$5MNon-need-basedNeed-based
Parent loans
Non-need-based self-help
Need-based self-help
Institutional Athletic awards
Institutional Tutition waivers
Institutional Grants
External Grants
State Grants
Federal Grants
Campus overview
Varsity sports at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology participates in the NJCAA Division III.

Below, you can examine the participants and resources for each sports team.

Choose which aspect to view
Participation
Revenue
Game Day Expenses
Expense per participant
Number of participants by sport
Basketball051015Men051015Women
Note: Participants include any of the following: a student listed on the varsity roster, a student reciving student aid related to this sport, or a student who is practicing with the varsity team and receiving coaching from the varsity coaching staff, including junior varsity, freshman, redshirt, or novice participants as well as fifth-year members who have already received a bachelor's degree.
Campus participation in varsity sports
ParticipatingNot participating0100200300400Men0100200300400Women
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
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School finances
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality

Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.

Choose Classroom aspect
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student

Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.

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Chart explanation
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology have stable finances?
You want to attend schools that can meet their annual expenses, and have other indicators of strong financial health.
Should this school's stability matter to you?

You can find a myriad of articles about the enrollment crises expected across US colleges and universities due to fewer births during the 2008 recession and other demographic shifts. The end result to you is that you need to protect your college investment by researching the financial stability of schools that you are considering. Many of our metrics are based on the excellent advice of Forbes' Financial Health Grades.

Ididio does not want to see you stuck with debt and no degree.

Choose budget aspect
Core operating margin
Net assets per student
Tuition dependence
Interest obligations
Government appropriations
Context and trends: Core operating margin

The core operating margin is the percentage by which core revenues exceed (or, when negative, fall short of) core expenses, so higher is better here. This margin excludes finances for non-academic expenses such as housing, hospitals, or other independent operations. For schools with large endowments, this measure can be volitile from year-to-year without indicating concern because investment losses and gains are driving this figure, but if an institution's margin is trending downwards or consistently negative, you should be concerned.

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Chart explanation
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
On the blue curve, we see how the core operating margin at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the core operating margin for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit school. Along with publicly-controlled schools, not-for-profit schools do not have the goal of annual profit, but they do want to have healthy finances with adequate revenue to meet all expenses. On the other hand, private for-profit schools have creating a profit for shareholders as an annual goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category

We divided revenue and expenses for Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.

200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$5M$10M$15MRevenue$0$5M$10M$15MExpense
Investment gains
Auxiliary revenue
Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
Private and capital gifts
Educational sales revenue
Other revenue
Investment losses
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
Other expenses
The power of a large endowment

Related to the previous question of whether the annual revenue stream is stable is the question, "How deep are this school's pockets?" For many schools, a major source of annual income is investment growth. Schools with large endowments have a built-in revenue stream, although you'll see in the accompanying graphs that this revenue stream is highly dependent on the nation's economy. You can choose how to examine the depth of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology's resources by selecting from the buttons below.

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Net Assets
Total Endowment
Endowment Growth Rate
Net Assets Per Student

Here we examine assets at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in context, and it seems most fair to adjust for the size of the institution. We examine the assets per full-time-equivalent student so that we level the playing field for size.

There's a catch to these assets, though. Many gifts to a school's endowment have strings attached; the money is restricted to a specific purpose. Assets shown in green below are unrestricted, and are very important to a school's ability to meet its financial obligations. Some assets are the land and buildings that a school must have in order to function, and these may appear as green (unrestricted assets) but are nonetheless less helpful in meeting annual financial commitments. This look at assets is only a piece of the puzzle as we decide if a school is stable.

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Context: 2018 net assets per student