Berkeley City College

  • 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 9 community colleges within Alameda County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Berkeley City College is Laney College (5.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Berkeley City College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 112 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Berkeley City College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty112 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Berkeley City College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Berkeley City College diversity score of 0.82 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,321 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio56:144:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Berkeley City College and community college average student staff ratio of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
# Full-Time Students1,260 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students5,061 students5,903 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Berkeley City College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CA.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
17%
13%
% Hispanic
12%
37%
% Black
24%
7%
% White
26%
32%
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
4%
3%
% Non Resident races
7%
3%
% Unknown races
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Berkeley City College.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.820.73
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
17%
29%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$34,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Berkeley City College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,144 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,256 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,144$1,636
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Berkeley City College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,256$6,797
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Berkeley City College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%78%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Berkeley City College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$6,500$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,500$5,500
Source: 2016 (or 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

  • The nearest community college to Berkeley City College is Laney College (5.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 10,548 students | 5.20 Mi900 Fallon Sreet
    Oakland CA  94607
    (510)834-5740
    5.2010,548
  • 5,712 students | 6.20 Mi555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pky
    Alameda CA  94501
    (510)522-7221
    6.205,712
  • 6,697 students | 7.80 Mi2600 Mission Bell Dr
    San Pablo CA  94806
    (510)235-7800
    7.806,697
  • 6,574 students | 7.80 Mi12500 Campus Dr
    Oakland CA  94619
    (510)531-4911
    7.806,574
  • 527 students | 9.50 Mi55 Stockton St
    San Francisco CA  94108
    (415)675-5200
    9.50527
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.