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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a matching gift from Andrew Carnegie, the private non-profit college offers an affordable education for people seeking technical careers.

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)
Business & Management (1)



On September 25, 1908, the Franklin Union, which is now Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, was dedicated. Well over 200 years after his death, Franklin's legacy continues to do great public good. Franklin's vision has guided the college's pragmatic approach of developing curricula that meets industry needs, and ensuring student success through comprehensive support. 


BFIT is proud of its long tradition of providing a hands-on college education in technical fields that are experiencing job growth. Our graduates develop the core skills that prepare them on multiple levels such as professional communication, information processing, and plan implementation. The continuous improvement of language, math, analytic, creative and, of course, technical skills, are all keys to achieving success.


The Department of Career Services and Industry Partnerships (DCSIP) provides students and graduates with the tools necessary to start and advance in their careers while building and maintaining close ties with industry. By fostering relationships with industry partners, DCSIP helps to ensure that our programs remain relevant to workforce needs and that we can identify and secure employment opportunities for our students.

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Housing services

Stuart St. Hostel

  • Bed, desk, dresser, and hanging space for each student (no linens provided)
  • A private bathroom with tub/shower for each room (no towels provided)
  • Cable television hook-up
  • Wireless internet access
  • Air Conditioning

Library services

The Lufkin Library, located on the first floor of the BFIT Union Building (Room U108), supports student academic success by providing resources and services necessary to meet the needs of the college’s educational programs and facilitates effective use of information and acquisition of information literacy skills. The library provides information and instruction in multiple formats to meet these needs and embraces appropriate technologies that enhance research and learning.

Medical services

Good health is a vital component of every student's college experience. Health is more than the absence of physical illness. Health incorporates all the components of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, and social concerns.  We will provide you with supportive care and information whether you have a health emergency, a specific concern, or just not sure of how to take care of yourself.

Student Life

Campus life

The Campus Activities Office is the central location for student organizations and student events at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. With a commitment to leadership and holistic student development, we strive to engage our students in a formative and social environment that compliments students’ academic experience; while preparing them for leadership in their careers. 

Sports facilities

Students relax between classes in Ben’s Den, located in the basement of the Franklin Union Building. Complete with a newly felted pool table, a table tennis table, a foosball table, various board games, and a television, Ben’s Den is a great place to relax and catch up with friends.

Student clubs

  • Campus Activities Board 
  • Multicultural Student Association 
  • Women in Technology
  • Student Veterans Association 


Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), receiving initial accreditation from the CIHE in 2007.  Prior to that the college was accredited by NEASC's Commission on Technical and Career Institutions.

Student Reviews

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States