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Berkshire Community College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Berkshire Community College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Berkshire Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Berkshire Community College was awarded 2 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

BCC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BCC?

Acceptance Rate

Berkshire Community College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Berkshire Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At BCC, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Berkshire Community College is 45%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  45 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Berkshire Community 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 Berkshire Community 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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Below Average Overall Diversity at BCC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,847 undergraduates at BCC with 625 being full-time and 1,222 being part-time.

BCC 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 BCC is 27.56 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  27.56 out of 100
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How Much Does Berkshire Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of BCC is $9,181. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BCC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,948 $8,154 $11,300 $14,245 $14,312

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 BCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BCC, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $4,948 a year. That adds up to $19,792 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BCC is 11.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do BCC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from BCC make around $30,700 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 23% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Berkshire Community College

Berkshire Community College is a public institution situated in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Location of Berkshire Community College

Contact details for BCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201-5786
Phone: 413-499-4660
Website: www.berkshirecc.edu

Berkshire Community College Majors

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

Online Learning at BCC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 498 students took at least one online class at Berkshire Community College. This is an increase from the 489 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 498 141
2016-2017 489 129
2015-2016 581 141
2014-2015 562 141
2013-2014 491 124

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