Berkshire Community College

1350 West Street, Pittsfield
MA, 01201-5786
Tel: (413)499-4660
2,408 students
Public institution

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School Highlights:
Berkshire Community College serves 2,408 students (40% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Berkshire Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Berkshire County, MA.
The nearest community college is Bard College at Simon's Rock (17.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Berkshire Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,408 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 42% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,408 students
1,287 students
Berkshire Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
972 students
832 students
Berkshire Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,436 students
1,021 students
Berkshire Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Berkshire Community College sch enrollment Berkshire Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Berkshire Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Berkshire Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
6%
12%
Berkshire Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
85%
66%
Berkshire Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Berkshire Community College More (2009-2012)
Berkshire Community College sch ethnicity Berkshire Community College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Berkshire Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,678 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,294 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,678 $5,890
Berkshire Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,294 $10,050
Berkshire Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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