Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology delivers transformative technical and trade education that leads to economic advancement for our students. A private, nonprofit college based in the heart of Boston, we offer a wide variety of certificate, associate degree, and bachelor’s degree programs with a special focus on preparing students for careers in the renewable and clean energy sectors. We currently serve nearly 900 students, including 61% in traditional programs and 39% through strategic partnerships and continuing education. We believe in making education affordable; fully 97% of our students receive financial aid. Every entering student is assigned a Success Coach, who provides academic advising, career services, and other student support throughout the student’s enrollment. Many of our programs are “stackable.” This means students can earn a Certificate in a year or less and be prepared to go straight into a high-demand career. They can then “stack” those credits toward a related associate degree, which can be completed with just one additional year of study. Credits from some programs can be stacked toward a bachelor’s degree at Franklin Cummings Tech or another partner institution. Our staff works closely with more than 100 industry partners to ensure our programs teach in-demand skills, which is part of the reason why our graduate job placement rate is 84%.