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Berkshire Community College Data & Information Overview

Great Price Value for Your Money
8% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Berkshire Community College Ranked?

#2,107 Best Colleges in Nation
Nursing Highest Ranked Major
#1,565 Best for the Money in Nation

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

BCC is ranked #2,107 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when BCC held the #2,125 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BCC?

Open Admissions Policy

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

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
41% Full Time Teachers

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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Berkshire Community College is 41%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  41 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Berkshire Community College

56% Freshmen Retention

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 56%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  56 out of 100

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Berkshire Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

419 Full-Time Undergraduates
37.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
61.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,465 undergraduates at BCC with 419 being full-time and 1,046 being part-time.

How Much Does Berkshire Community College Cost?

$8,003 Net Price
12% Take Out Loans
$14,460 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of BCC is $8,003. 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 +

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

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 BCC, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $3,615 a year. That adds up to $14,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BCC is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do BCC Graduates Make?

$37,369 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from BCC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,369 in their early years. This is about 12% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Berkshire Community College

Massachusetts State
419 Full-Time Undergraduates
Rural Campus Setting
Located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Berkshire Community College is a public institution. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of BCC.

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Contact details for BCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address:1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201-5786

Berkshire Community College Majors

17 Majors With Completions
180 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Berkshire Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BCC

69% Take At Least One Class Online
33% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 1,002 students took at least one online class at Berkshire Community College. This is a decrease from the 1,071 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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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.


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