Berkshire Community College

1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201-5786
Tel: (413)499-4660
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 is Bard College at Simon's Rock (17.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Berkshire Community College (MA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 96 staff 90 staff
Berkshire Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,230 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,230 students 2,237 students
Berkshire Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 26:1
Berkshire Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 751 students 758 students
Berkshire Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,479 students 1,479 students
Berkshire Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Berkshire Community College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Berkshire Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Berkshire Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Berkshire Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Berkshire Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Berkshire Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Berkshire Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Berkshire Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MA 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. 0.27 0.59
Berkshire Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Berkshire Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,800 $35,600
Berkshire Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,658 is less than the state average of $5,267. 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 $9,951. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,658 $5,267
Berkshire Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,274 $9,951
Berkshire Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89% 89%
Berkshire Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $11,450 $15,250
Berkshire Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,300 $5,300
Berkshire Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bard College at Simon's Rock
    Private, non-profit
    329 students | 17.50 Mi84 Alford Road
    Great Barrington MA  01230
  • 12,177 students | 24.90 Mi80 Vandenburgh Ave
    Troy NY  12180
  • 164 students | 26.30 Mi2215 Burdett Ave
    Troy NY  12065
  • Memorial School of Nursing
    Private, non-profit
    131 students | 26.60 Mi600 Northern Blvd
    Albany NY  12204
  • Maria College of Albany
    Private, non-profit
    837 students | 28.50 Mi700 New Scotland Ave
    Albany NY  12208
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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,267 per year for in-state students and $9,951 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $24,950 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts 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 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.