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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. 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 Berkshire Community College Ranked?

2021 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 2 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

BCC 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 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

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at BCC it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 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 1,696 undergraduates at BCC with 553 being full-time and 1,143 being part-time.

BCC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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?

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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Location of Berkshire Community College

Located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Berkshire Community College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding BCC is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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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 learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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

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.

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