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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||82%||$4,917|
|Receiving Student Loans||86%||$3,665|
Admissions, Academics, & 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.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1975)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Massachusetts
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
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
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Berkshire Community College.
- Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, NY (64 miles away)
- River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH (82 miles away)
- Roxbury Community College in Roxbury Crossing, MA (114 miles away)
- Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, NH (119 miles away)
- Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ (125 miles away)