Berkeley City College

Tel: (510)981-2800
6,321 students
Public institution
Berkeley City College (BCC), an innovative and caring learning community. We are deeply committed to sustaining our student-centered learning environment, as we continue to foster partnerships with our community’s business, educational, civic, and nonprofit organizations. We take pride in programs that address the needs and learning styles of all students, and which help contribute to underrepresented populations’ success in college. BCC will provide you with a unique, dynamic and rewarding learning environment. Our students, faculty and staff reflect the ethnic and economic diversity of our community and, from a broader perspective, that of California’s community colleges. You can choose from majors in a variety of areas, including American Sign Language, Accounting, Art, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, English, Global Studies, Office Technology, Liberal Arts, Multimedia Arts, Psychology, Public and Human Services, Sociology, Spanish and Spanish Medical Interpreting. Internships in the sciences and community service opportunities will enhance your education. All prepare you for employment, improve your skills or allow you to continue your education at a four-year institution.
School Highlights
Berkeley City College serves 6,321 students (20% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 68%.
Berkeley City College is one of 10 community colleges within Alameda County, CA.
The nearest community college is Laney College (5.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 112 teachers has grown by 24% over five years.
College Berkeley City College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 112 staff 70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 6,321 has declined by 7% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.83 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,321 students 2,397 students
# Full-Time Students 1,260 students 1,260 students
# Part-Time Students 5,061 students 5,258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
17%
13%
% Hispanic
12%
37%
% Black
24%
7%
% White
26%
32%
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
4%
3%
% Unknown races
8%
8%
% Non Resident races
7%
-
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.83 0.73

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,144 is less than the state average of $1,324. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,704 is less than the state average of $6,758. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,144 $1,324
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,704 $6,758
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 58% 81%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Vista is a premier, diverse student-centered learning community, dedicated to academic excellence, collaboration, innovation, and transformation. Vista, one of California's 107 community colleges, is located at 2020 Milvia Street in downtown Berkeley, in one of the world's great education centers. It is only two blocks from the University of California at Berkeley. Model Programs in American Sign Language, biotechnology, business, computer information systems, the liberal arts and social sciences, place Vista on the cutting edge of community college education in California. Classes convene at the college's urban setting in downtown Berkeley and at the University of California. Vista Community College offers a wide variety of financial aid programs and services to help you meet your educational costs. The college participates in the Federal Pell Grant Program, the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG), the Federal College-Work Study Program, and the Board of Governors Waiver Program (BOGEFW). Vista Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Alameda County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,145 per year for in-state students and $6,048 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alameda County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.78, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Alameda County, CA is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.