Top Berkshire County Community Colleges

  • For the 2019-20 school year, there are 2 top community colleges in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, serving 2,559 students.
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 72% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), and the student:teacher ratio is 17:1.

Top Berkshire County Community Colleges (2019-20)

  • College Location Students
  • Bard College at Simon's Rock
    Private, non-profit
    84 Alford Road
    Great Barrington MA  01230
    (413)644-4400

    329 students
  • 1350 West Street
    Pittsfield MA  01201
    (413)499-4660

    2,230 students
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