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Berkshire Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Berkshire Community College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors BCC offers, how the school ranks, 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?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Berkshire Community College was awarded 20 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked BCC as #2,138 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

BCC is also ranked #69 out of 72 schools in Massachusetts.

See all of the rankings for Berkshire Community College.

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.

Learn more about Berkshire Community College admissions.

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

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 43%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  43 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Berkshire Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a measure of what percentage of first-year, full-time students come back for their sophomore year. The 48% rate at Berkshire Community College is a good bit lower than the national rate of 68%. This could be for a number of reasons, such as students transferring after a year because they changed majors.

Freshmen Retention Rate  48 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Berkshire Community College.

Berkshire Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of BCC is $9,116. 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 +
$7,823 $7,600 $8,350 $12,678 $14,722

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 17% of students took out student loans averaging $5,072 a year. That adds up to $20,288 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BCC is 15.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do BCC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from BCC make about $30,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 23% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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See which majors at Berkshire Community College make the most money.

Location of Berkshire Community College

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
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 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 2019-2020, 1,071 students took at least one online class at Berkshire Community College. This is an increase from the 511 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,071 571
2018-2019 511 115
2017-2018 498 141
2016-2017 489 129
2015-2016 581 141

Learn more about online learning at Berkshire Community College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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