Berkshire Community College

School Highlights
  • Berkshire Community College serves 2,230 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Berkshire Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Berkshire County, MA.
  • The nearest community college to Berkshire Community College is Bard College at Simon's Rock (17.5 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Berkshire Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty96 staff96 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Berkshire Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Berkshire Community College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,230 students3,428 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:126:1
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# Full-Time Students751 students1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students1,479 students2,352 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
6%
12%
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% Black
4%
12%
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% White
85%
61%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
7%
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Diversity Score0.270.59
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College Completion Rate
19%
18%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$35,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,658 is more than the state average of $4,424. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,274 is more than the state average of $9,401. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,658$4,424
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,274$9,401
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,450$11,450
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,300$5,000
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Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

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  • Bard College at Simon's Rock
    Private, non-profit
    329 students | 17.50 Mi84 Alford Road
    Great Barrington MA  01230
    (413)644-4400
    17.50329
  • 11,640 students | 24.90 Mi80 Vandenburgh Ave
    Troy NY  12180
    (518)629-4822
    24.9011,640
  • 164 students | 26.30 Mi1300 Massachusetts Avenue
    Troy NY  12180
    (518)268-5130
    26.30164
  • Memorial School of Nursing
    Private, non-profit
    131 students | 26.60 Mi600 Northern Blvd
    Albany NY  12204
    (518)471-3260
    26.60131
  • Maria College of Albany
    Maria College of Albany Photo - Unique areas for students to study, socialize and relax on this historic campus.
    Private, non-profit
    837 students | 28.50 Mi700 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany NY  12208
    (518)861-2517
    28.50837
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