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Berkshire Community College (BCC)

1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA

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Berkshire Community College is established in 1960 in an aim to provide accessible higher education for the residents of the Berkshire County and the surrounding areas.The BCC campus is 180 acres wide located at West Street – Pittsfield, MA.

BCC lives up to its mission and continue to provide quality education through offering wide range academic and vocational programs. At present, BCC offers 35 associate degrees, 13 certificate programs and other educational opportunities under various disciplines.

Students who wish to pursue higher education are encouraged to take transfer programs designed to provide the necessary training before transferring to baccalaureate institutions. BCC assures convenient transfer to a four-year college or university within the Massachusetts area and beyond with the help of the BCC transfer coordinator.

For those students who prefer to work upon finishing a course, they are encouraged to enroll in career programs to gain basic knowledge and technical skills to jumpstart with their career in different fields. Another program offered at BCC is Liberal Arts, a course with a more flexible curriculum designed to allow students to explore the different courses and decide on their future goals.

Special Programs such as Berkshire Honors Scholar Program, College Connection, Service Learning, Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development can also be found at BCC specifically intended to assist the students with their studies and future career.

Whatever your career path may be, BCC is a good venue to explore opportunities for learning geared towards achieving your goals.

BCC Overview http://www.berkshirecc.edu/HistoryOverview

BCC Programs of Study http://www.berkshirecc.edu/ProgramsOfStudy

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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 range:
    • State Residents: $620-$750
    • Out-of-State: $6,200-$7,488
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $200-$240 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $430-$520 per credit 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 Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships82%$4,917
Receiving Student Loans86%$3,665
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Berkshire Community College may provide student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Massachusetts, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 BCCBerkshire CountyMassachusetts
Graduation Rate24.7%-16.5%
Transfer-out Rate17.5%-19.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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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 Berkshire Community 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 (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
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STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,267