Berkeley City College (BCC)
2050 Center St, Berkeley, CA
- FAFSA School Code: 022427
- Phone: (510) 981-2800
- School Homepage
- Phone: (510) 981-2805
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (510) 981-2807
Berkeley City College is one of the best community colleges in the United States and is located near the University of California, Berkeley. The campus is beautiful and offers an outstanding student experience. The college offers training courses that provide occupational training.BCC students can complete lower-division requirements in evening and Saturday classes on the U.C. Berkeley campus. Currently, over 7,600 students are enrolled at the college. Tuition is only $46 for California residents.
At Berkeley City College many outstanding lectures and film screenings are given. As a result students get a lot more than just a classroom education. Students can explore their interest inside and outside of the classroom.
Degree programs are available which include the Associate in Science Degree, Associate in Arts, Associates in Science for Transfer, Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degrees, and Certificates of Proficiency (CP).
Majors are offered in Sign Language, Biotechnology, Accounting, Business Administration, Web Programming, Network Support Technician, English Language and Literature, and Global Studies.
International students are an integral part of the college. F-1 Visa assistance is offered. Berkeley City College offers English as a Second Language Classes and tutoring to help international students transition to academic life in the United States.
Berkeley City College offers assistance to individuals with disabilities. The college works to ensure that students are provided with equal opportunities.
Berkeley City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
- Out-of-State: $5,700-$6,797
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $46-$55 per unit
- Out-of-State: $240-$280 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||56%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||55%||$3,514|
|Receiving Student Loans||4%||$5,395|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 19%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Berkeley City College may offer services to students like:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how Berkeley City College compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Alameda County and entire state of California.
Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities
The following 4-year colleges and universities are popular choices for many students of Berkeley City College to transfer out to. You can click on the school profiles below to get additional admissions information:
- University of California - Berkeley
- San Francisco State University
- California State University - East Bay
- Stanford University
- San Jose State University
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Berkeley City College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
- Business Administration (A)
- Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations (C)
- Bookkeeping (A)
- Commerce (A, C)
- Administrative Assistant (A, C)
- Animation (A, C)
Computer and Information Sciences
- Biomedical Technology (A, C)
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
- Adult Development and Aging (A, C)
Foreign Languages and Literature
- Spanish Language and Literature (A, C)
- Sign Language (A, C)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Liberal Arts (A)
- Humanistic Studies (A)
Public Administration and Social Services
- Human Services (A, C)
Visual and Performing Arts
- Drawing (C)
- Art Studies (A)
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Berkeley City College.