Berkeley City College

Tel: (510)981-2800
  • 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 is Laney College (5.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 112 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
Berkeley City College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 112 staff 86 staff
Berkeley City College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,321 has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.82 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,321 students 7,105 students
Berkeley City College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 56:1 44:1
Berkeley City College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,260 students 1,483 students
Berkeley City College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 5,061 students 5,622 students
Berkeley City College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Berkeley City College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Berkeley City College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2011)
% Asian
Berkeley City College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Berkeley City College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Berkeley City College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Berkeley City College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Berkeley City College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
Berkeley City College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Berkeley City College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Berkeley City College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.82 0.73
Berkeley City College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Berkeley City College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $36,100 $34,900
Berkeley City College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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 $6,773. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,144 $1,636
Berkeley City College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,256 $6,773
Berkeley City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 58% 78%
Berkeley City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $6,500 $9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts $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.

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Did You Know?
For Alameda County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,145 per year for in-state students and $6,480 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alameda County, 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 0.77, which is higher than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Alameda County, CA is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.