Berkeley City College

Tel: (510)981-2800
6,755 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:
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Berkeley City College serves 6,755 students (14.51% of students are full-time).
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Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 71%.
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Berkeley City College is one of 11 community colleges within Alameda County, CA.
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The nearest community college is Carrington College California-Emeryville (2.49 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 109 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
Berkeley City College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 109 staff
61 staff
Berkeley City College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,755 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,755 students 1,294 students
Berkeley City College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 980 students
822 students
Berkeley City College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,775 students
1,025 students
Berkeley City College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Berkeley City College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
15%
2%
Berkeley City College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
24%
7%
Berkeley City College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
18%
12%
Berkeley City College Black (2006-2013)
% White
26%
57%
Berkeley City College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
7%
2%
Berkeley City College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
3%
Berkeley City College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
4%
2%
Berkeley City College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Berkeley City College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.76 0.53
Berkeley City College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,144 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 49% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,256 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,144 $5,694
Berkeley City College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,256 $10,252
Berkeley City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

Nearby Schools:

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  • Emeryville
    6001 Shellmound St. Ste. 145
    EmeryvilleCA 94608
    2.49 Mi |  students
  • Oakland
    900 Fallon Sreet
    OaklandCA 94607
    (510)834-5740
    5.21 Mi | 11,871 students
  • Alameda
    555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pky
    AlamedaCA 94501
    (510)522-7221
    6.20 Mi | 6,049 students
  • Oakland
    12500 Campus Dr
    OaklandCA 94619
    (510)531-4911
    7.77 Mi | 6,195 students
  • San Pablo
    2600 Mission Bell Dr
    San PabloCA 94806
    (510)235-7800
    7.80 Mi | 6,890 students
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Did You Know?
For Alameda, 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, 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 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Alameda, CA is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.