Berkshire Community College

1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201-5786
Tel: (413)499-4660
2,230 students
Public institution
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School Highlights
Berkshire Community College serves 2,230 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
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 96 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
College Berkshire Community College (MA) 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 Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 96 staff
90 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,230 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,230 students 2,021 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
26:1
# Full-Time Students 751 students
758 students
# Part-Time Students 1,479 students
1,479 students
% Asian
1%
5%
% Hispanic
6%
12%
% Black
4%
11%
% White
85%
61%
% Two or more races
3%
1%
% Unknown races
1%
10%
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. 0.27 0.59

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,678 is more than the state average of $4,178. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,294 is more than the state average of $9,266. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,678 $4,178
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,294 $9,266
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
89%
Source: 2014 (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
    329 students | 17.50 Mi84 Alford Road
    Great Barrington MA 01230
    (413)644-4400
    17.50329
  • 12,177 students | 24.90 Mi80 Vandenburgh Ave
    Troy NY 12180
    (518)629-4822
    24.9012,177
  • 164 students | 26.30 Mi2215 Burdett Ave
    Troy NY 12065
    (518)271-3285
    26.30164
  • Memorial School of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    131 students | 26.60 Mi600 Northern Blvd
    Albany NY 12204
    (518)471-3260
    26.60131
  • Maria College of Albany
    Private, non-profit
    837 students | 28.50 Mi700 New Scotland Ave
    Albany NY 12208
    518438-3111
    28.50837
Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,178 per year for in-state students and $9,266 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,882 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 75%. 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is New England College of Business and Finance. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.