• 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 6,097 students (18% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,097 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,144
  • Out-state tuition: $6,256
  • Student:teacher ratio: 33:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Berkeley City College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 186 teachers has grown by 66% over five years.
Berkeley City College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
186 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Berkeley City College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The Berkeley City College diversity score of 0.84 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,097 students
7,899 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
33:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,112 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,985 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
361 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,112 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,985 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
19%
14%
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% Hispanic
24%
45%
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% Black
14%
5%
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% White
21%
26%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
12%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.84
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
44%
35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,100
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,144 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,256 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,144
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,256
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
60%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,675
$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,000
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Berkeley City College cost?

Berkeley City College's tuition is approximately $1,144 for In-State students and $6,256 for Out-State students.

What is Berkeley City College's ranking?

Berkeley City College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Diversity in US community colleges.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 6,097 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,144
  • Out-state tuition: $6,256
  • Student:teacher ratio: 33:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 score of 0.77, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Alameda County, CA is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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