Berkshire Community College

Berkshire Community College

Berkshire Community College, also known as BCC, was established in 1960. It is a two-year community college and is situated in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The main campus is spread across an area of 180 acres. It also has a satellite facility located in Great Barrington. BCC offers more than 30 associate's degrees and over 10 certificate programs in various streams of study. The institution provides online educational programs as well.

Berkshire Community College has an active sports life. The athletics department sponsors several competitive club teams and intramural sports teams. Students are also members of several clubs and organizations. Among those available on campus are the Diversity Club, Art Club, Environmental Conservation Club, G.I.R.O. (Global Issues Resource Organization), Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, Tutor Club, Zine, and Student Nurse Organization.

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Berkshire Community College
1350 West Street
Pittsfield , MA 01201-5786
General Phone: (413) 499-4660

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Berkshire Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts79liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine75registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management37business, business management, entrepreneurship
Art Studies16visual and performing arts
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and safety, fire-fighting
Education and Teaching11early childhood education
Office and Administration9office data entry, business support services
Therapy and Counseling9physical therapist assistant, mental and social health services, massage therapy
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science, computer programming
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental science
Hospitality6hospitality management
Family and Social Work5community organization
Engineering Technician5electronics tech, industrial tech
Medical Support and Technology4veterinary assistant, respiratory care tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4health and fitness
Cooking and Culinary Arts4chef training
Medicine3health professions

Number of programs and degrees for Berkshire Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree23517
Award of less than 1 academic year4010
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years271

Berkshire Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Berkshire Community College had a total enrollment of 2,267 students (1,364 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 26%
20-21 15%
22-24 14%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

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

New York2%
(International Students)1%

Berkshire Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 45 %

Berkshire Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Berkshire Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,144
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,760
Books and supplies $ 810

Financial Aid:
Berkshire Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 216700)

Berkshire Community College Faculty

Berkshire Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track68

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$67,32226$62,678
Associate professoracademic year4$50,3374$52,407
Assistant professoracademic year3$48,8526$48,366
All faculty totalacademic year19$60,83036$59,151

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

Berkshire Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Berkshire Community College Apart:

% of degrees in engineering
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Top 14%Berkshire Community College % of degrees in engineering
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 16%Berkshire Community College % of degrees in conservation and resource management
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 18%Berkshire Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 19%Berkshire Community College % of degrees in art studies
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Top 19%Berkshire Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 20%Berkshire Community College Salaries of full-time faculty

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
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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