Blue Hills Regional Technical School
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Blue Hills Regional Technical School is in a large suburb with more than 250,000 residents. It is in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA-NH area.
Address
800 Randolph St
Canton, MA 02021
Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
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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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Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Award Levels
1-2 Year Certificate
Quick Facts
Institutional Control
Blue Hills Regional Technical School is a public organization.
Undergraduate Students
Accreditation
good
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Blue Hills Regional Technical School holds an accreditation from one of the national accreditors. Credits earned from the national accreditors are often not accepted by schools holding the more prestigious regional accreditation, and it's important to verify that your credits will transfer if you are considering an eventual switch to another school.
Accreditation History
Council on Occupational Education (Accredited June 4, 2011 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on June 7, 2018.
  • The next accreditation review was scheduled for December 31, 2024.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions (Accredited July 1, 1968 - present)
  • The next accreditation review was scheduled for June 20, 2012.
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
All students are full-time. No students take distance education courses.
Full-time
100%
Online classes
0%
Context: Student body size
Blue Hills Regional Technical School has 59 students.
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Graduation Rate
All undergraduate students are full-time. All full-time first-time students received a degree within 150% of the expected time for completion.
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Time to complete
On time
50% more time
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect the percentage of full-time first-time students who graduate with a 2-year degree or certificate within 3 years.
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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 Blue Hills Regional Technical School.
Status of loans
Currently paying
Not released due to privacy
Context: Loans with good standing
About 69% of the context schools have better performance, suggesting that Blue Hills Regional Technical School's alumni earnings-to-debt ratios are low compared to the context schools' alumni.
student race/origin
Blue Hills Regional Technical School reports that 71% of students are minority, which is near the middle of the context schools. Similarly, this school's 0 of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Multiracial
Not Reported
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student gender
Is the gender balance of Blue Hills Regional Technical School 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 80% women students, Blue Hills Regional Technical School has a higher percentage of women than 65% of context schools.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Blue Hills Regional Technical School offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Academic/career counseling services

Employment services for current students

Placement services for program completers

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
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
Currently paying
Not released due to privacy
Good standing in context

How does the percentage of students who fill those green wedges at Blue Hills Regional Technical School compare to other schools? The interactive bars below show you the distribution of how alumni at other schools are doing.

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Classroom Quality
Student attention at Blue Hills Regional Technical School

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
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Full-time and long-term instructors at Blue Hills Regional Technical School
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Blue Hills Regional Technical School has 50% 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 Blue Hills Regional Technical School, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, only 29% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
50%
Long-term instructors
0%
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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 Blue Hills Regional Technical School last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

1-2 Year Certificate
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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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
Hispanic
Asian
Multiracial
Not Reported
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Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Blue Hills Regional Technical School with that of the current context group.
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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
20-21
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25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
Choose another way to view age at Blue Hills Regional Technical School
Age in context
Age over time
Context: Age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the focus at Blue Hills Regional Technical School compared to the focus for the context schools.
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at Blue Hills Regional Technical School.
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 Blue Hills Regional Technical School.
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Admissions
Admissions Overview

Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the Blue Hills Regional Technical School's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.

Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
Blue Hills Regional Technical School has an undergraduate application fee of $50. We did not find Blue Hills Regional Technical School on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Applicant accepance and subsequent enrollment

Acceptance is a two-way street, because while you may be concerned about whether or not your favorite school will accept you, the colleges and universities are equally worried about whether you will attend if accepted.

Percentage of applicants who are accepted
A low percentage here can indicate that a school is highly selective. We think this is one of the least important numbers for you to consider.
Selectivity can be misleading

You may have heard that a high rejection rate is an indicator of a good school. However, this number can be gamed, and some schools started gaming the system to perform better in college ratings books and sites. Ididio believes a combination of good outcomes (e.g. successful graduation rates and loan repayments) along with indicators of a well-prepared student body (e.g. test scores and high school records) are the best indicators of a good academic experience for those who attend. Our advice is that you don't pay too much attention to this number as you decide whether you might be admitted.

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Percentage of accepted students who choose to attend

This is called the yield, and it suggests whether this was a first-choice school or a back-up school for most applicants. Even the most prestigious Ivy League schools lose about a third of their accepted students come enrollment time.

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Campus overview
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
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
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School finances
Blue Hills Regional Technical School: 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
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
Blue Hills Regional Technical School
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Blue Hills Regional Technical School 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 Blue Hills Regional Technical School 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?

The main focus in this section is an analysis of the financial stability of Blue Hills Regional Technical School. However, as a public institution, Blue Hills Regional Technical School doesn't follow the same rules of survival as private institutions. Even if a public college or university closes, we think it's highly likely that you would be presented with multiple good options for transferring your credits fully at a different state institution. The only measure that we believe is likely to impact you is a high dependence on state appropriations.

Choose budget aspect
Core operating margin
Government appropriations
Net assets per student
Tuition dependence
Context and trends: Government appropriations as a percentage of all revenue

Appropriations are monies provided by local, state, or federal governments generally intended to be applied towards annual operating expenses -- your tax dollars at work! Such state-level funding is what makes public institutions affordable for in-state students. If a school has a high proportion of its budget from appropriations, then it is especially vulnerable to the whims of the government. If you want to see an example of this, check out the public schools in Illinois, whose elected officials decided they wanted to drastically reduce spending on education. The context schools here consist only of public and private-not-for profit schools; for-profit institutions do not report on this category of funding.

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Chart explanation
Blue Hills Regional Technical School
On the blue curve, we see how the percentage of revenue from government appropriations at Blue Hills Regional Technical School has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the percentage of revenue from government appropriations 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!
Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Blue Hills Regional Technical School is a public school. Along with private not-for-profit schools, publicly-controlled 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 Blue Hills Regional Technical School 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.

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Investment gains
Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
Other revenue
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 Blue Hills Regional Technical School's resources by selecting from the buttons below.

Net Assets Per Student

Here we examine assets at Blue Hills Regional Technical School 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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Restricted net assets
Unrestricted net assets
Context: 2018 net assets per student