Berkshire Community College

School Highlights

Berkshire Community College serves 1,627 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 212 teachers has grown by 107% over five years.
Berkshire Community College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate'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 Faculty212 staff285 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Berkshire Community College has declined by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Berkshire Community College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,627 students2,446 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:110:1
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# Full-Time Students517 students1,218 students
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# Part-Time Students1,110 students1,228 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
5%
20%
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% Black
9%
15%
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% White
69%
48%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
10%
7%
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Diversity Score0.500.70
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College Completion Rate
19%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$35,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,658 is less than the state average of $6,343. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,274 is less than the state average of $10,767. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,658$6,343
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,274$10,767
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,095$11,900
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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

The nearest community college to Berkshire Community College is Bard College at Simon's Rock (18.1 miles away).
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