Berkshire Community College

1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201-5786

About Berkshire Community College

Berkshire Community College is classified as a medium-sized, rural-serving public Associate’s college with a student body of up to 7,500 students. Rural-serving institutions are located in areas with a total population of less than 500,000 residents. This mid-sized two-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 500 to 1,999 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, 40-59% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,601
Student Age% Under 2557%
 % 25 and Over41%
 % Age Unknown2%
Attendance Type% Full-time42%
 % Part-time58%
Race/Ethnicity% White81.7%
 % Black4.8%
 % Asian1.8%
 % Latino5.5%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown3.0%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedAssociates Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$10
 In-State Tuition & Fees$4,152
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,768
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid69%
 % Undergraduates with Loans35%
 % Undergraduates with Grants56%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$823
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,151
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,724
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,724

Neighborhood Data for the Pittsfield Area

Median Age42.6
Median Household Income$44,513
Total Population44,691
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.0% 53.0%
 Age 0-946.0%54.0%
 Age 10-1755.8%44.2%
 Age 18-2447.3%52.7%
 Age 25-2948.5%51.5%
 Age 30-3948.5%51.5%
Race/Ethnicity% White89.8%
 % Black5.3%
 % Asian1.0%
 % Latino5.1%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedNo
Meal Plan ProvidedNo
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,151
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$615
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50046.4%43.4%15.6%
 $500 to $7492.6%32.1%0.0%
 $750 to $99912.8%21.7%46.3%
 Over $100038.3%2.8%14.3%
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