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Berkeley City College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Berkeley City College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Berkeley City College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Berkeley City College was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Berkeley City College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Berkeley City College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Berkeley City College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Berkeley City College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Berkeley City College, this rate is 26 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Berkeley City College is 30%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  30 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Berkeley City College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Berkeley City College this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Berkeley City College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,053 undergraduates at Berkeley City College with 1,648 being full-time and 4,405 being part-time.

Berkeley City College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Berkeley City College is 65.27 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  65.27 out of 100
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How Much Does Berkeley City College Cost?

The overall average net price of Berkeley City College is $5,927. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Berkeley City College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Berkeley City College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,369 a year. That adds up to $21,476 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Berkeley City College is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Berkeley City College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Berkeley City College make about $32,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 18% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Berkeley City College make the most money.

Location of Berkeley City College

Located in Berkeley, California, Berkeley City College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Berkeley City College

Contact details for Berkeley City College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2050 Center Sreet, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-981-2800

Berkeley City College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Berkeley City College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Berkeley City College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,673 students took at least one online class at Berkeley City College. This is an increase from the 1,330 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,673 728
2016-2017 1,330 546
2015-2016 1,694 633
2014-2015 1,928 760
2013-2014 1,475 642

Learn more about online learning at Berkeley City College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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