Berkshire Community College

Tel: (413)499-4660
2,408 students
Public institution
School Highlights
Berkshire Community College serves 2,408 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Berkshire Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Berkshire County, MA.
The nearest community college is Bard College at Simon's Rock (17.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 94 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
College Berkshire Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 94 staff
61 staff
Berkshire Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,408 has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 45% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,408 students 1,315 students
Berkshire Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
Berkshire Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 885 students
815 students
Berkshire Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,523 students
1,061 students
Berkshire Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Berkshire Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Berkshire Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Berkshire Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Berkshire Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Berkshire Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Berkshire Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Berkshire Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Berkshire Community 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. 0.35 0.70
Berkshire Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,678 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,294 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,678 $5,590
Berkshire Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,294 $10,086
Berkshire Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
Berkshire Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • BCC is a public, non-residential, community college awarding degree (Associate in Art (AA) and Associate in Science (AS)) or certificate programs. The college has approximately 148 full- and part-time faculty plus 156 full- and part-time professional, support, and technical staff. Over 2,400 students regularly enroll at BCC each year. BCC offers more than 40 credit programs, with courses ranging from Anatomy to Zoology and everything in between as well as non-credit career training programs and enrichment courses for people of all ages. Approximately 54% of BCC's students are elected to continue their education at baccalaureate institutions. 345 students (including graduates and others) transferred to 115 colleges and universities throughout the country including RPI, Syracuse University, Arizona State, Skidmore, and Boston University. BCC students most frequently transfer to UMass/Amherst, MCLA, Westfield State, Williams, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith. The college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bard College at Simon's Rock
    Private not-for-profit
    349 students | 17.50 Mi84 Alford Rd
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
  • 12,882 students | 24.90 Mi80 Vandenburgh Ave
    Troy, NY 12180
  • 163 students | 26.30 Mi2215 Burdett Ave
    Troy, NY 12065
  • Memorial School of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    126 students | 26.60 Mi600 Northern Blvd
    Albany, NY 12204
  • Maria College of Albany
    Private, non-profit
    837 students | 28.50 Mi700 New Scotland Ave
    Albany, NY 12208
Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,827 per year for in-state students and $10,496 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,065 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts 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 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is The New England Institute of Art. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.