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Berkeley City College (BCC)

2050 Center St, Berkeley, CA

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Admissions Office

  • Phone: (510) 981-2805

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (510) 981-2807

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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.

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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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid56%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships55%$3,514
Receiving Student Loans4%$5,395

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 19%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

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.

 BCCAlameda CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate12.8%20.7%22.8%
Transfer-out Rate17.8%14.2%14.2%

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:

Programs Offered

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

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering Technology

  • Biomedical Technology (A, C)

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Adult Development and Aging (A, C)

Foreign Languages and Literature

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drawing (C)
  • Art Studies (A)

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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