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 5,644 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 186 teachers has grown by 121% over five years.
Berkeley City College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty186 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Berkeley City College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from 56:1 over five years.
The Berkeley City College diversity score of 0.82 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,644 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:124:1
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# Full-Time Students1,466 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students4,178 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
19%
12%
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% Hispanic
26%
47%
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% Black
15%
6%
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% White
21%
23%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
7%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.820.70
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College Completion Rate
25%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,144 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,256 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,144$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,256$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid59%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,675$10,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Berkeley City College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,026$6,000
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Source: 2020 (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 (5.1 miles away).
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The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.