Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College, also known as BCC, was established in the year 1974. Earlier known as Vista Community College, BCC is a community college located in Berkeley, California, United States. The college is part of the Peralta Community College District and offers several associate degrees and certificate programs in the areas of liberal arts. It also offers transfer programs to four-year degree courses. The college records an enrollment of more than 5,000 part-time and full-time students every year.

BCC has an active student life with a large number of clubs and organizations on campus. These include Phi Theta Kappa, Business Club, Global Studies Club, Black Student Union, Tiger Soccer Club, Asian American Club, Leadership Circle Club, The Artist Guild Club, and BCC Film Club.

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Contacting Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College
2050 Center St
Berkeley , CA 94704
General Phone: (510) 981-2800

Berkeley City College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts87women's studies, Spanish language, American Sign Language, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, international relations
Hospitality21travel services
Media14digital communications, animation and special effects
Family and Social Work9adult development and aging, human services
Business and Management9business, business management, accounting, international business
Office and Administration2administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering2information technology, computer programming, web design, computer networking
Science and Laboratory Technician2biology tech
Art Studies0art studies
Photography and Commercial Art0drawing
Medical Administration0medical secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Berkeley City College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years019
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years4410
Associate's degree9322
Award of less than 1 academic year93

Berkeley City College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Berkeley City College had a total enrollment of 5,287 students (3,471 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 32%
Black 20%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 17%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 12%
20-21 13%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 9%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown21%

Berkeley City College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 32 %

Berkeley City College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Berkeley, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Berkeley City College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 564
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,468
Books and supplies $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Berkeley City College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2242700)

Berkeley City College Faculty

Berkeley City College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*4$94,484
All faculty totalcalendar year0*4$94,484

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year20$75,00721$72,656
All faculty totalacademic year20$75,00721$72,656

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Berkeley City College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Human Services, General

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

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What Sets Berkeley City College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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