Berkshire Community College (164775)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$624
2022 Average Net Price
$8,935
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.54%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,367
25.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
16.3%
29 Graduates

About

Berkshire Community College (164775) is a higher education institution located in Berkshire County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Berkshire Community College (164775) were Registered Nursing (54 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (47 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (12 degrees).

In 2022, 277 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Berkshire Community College (164775). 69.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (214 degrees), 10.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Berkshire Community College (164775) is $624, which is $−7,488 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Berkshire Community College (164775) is $624, which is $−7,488 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,935.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Berkshire Community College (164775) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$624
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Berkshire Community College (164775) was $624. The cost of tuition at Berkshire Community College (164775) is $−7,488 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,935
2022 Value
9.35%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Berkshire Community College (164775) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,935. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Berkshire Community College (164775) grew by 9.35%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,832
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Berkshire Community College (164775) was of $11,832 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.92% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Berkshire Community College (164775) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 16.7% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.54%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Berkshire Community College (164775) was 3.54%, which represents 11 out of the 311 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Berkshire Community College (164775) had a total enrollment of 1,367 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Berkshire Community College (164775) is 350 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,017. This means that 25.6% of students enrolled at Berkshire Community College (164775) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Berkshire Community College (164775), both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.8% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.22% Black or African American, 4.9% Two or More Races, 1.98% Asian, 0.658% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0732% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Berkshire Community College (164775) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

25.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Berkshire Community College (164775) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,367 students. The full-time enrollment at Berkshire Community College (164775) is 350 and the part-time enrollment is 1,017. This means that 25.6% of students enrolled at Berkshire Community College (164775) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Berkshire Community College (164775) was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Berkshire Community College (164775) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    913 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    152 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    126 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Berkshire Community College (164775) is 66.8% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.22% Black or African American, 4.9% Two or More Races, 1.98% Asian, 0.658% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0732% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 68 students (4.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 109 more women than men received degrees from Berkshire Community College (164775). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Berkshire Community College (164775) is white (214 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Berkshire Community College (164775) is Registered Nursing (54 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (47 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (12 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Berkshire Community College (164775), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (112 degrees awarded), Protective Services (15 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College (164775) are Registered nurses (1,437,919 people), Other managers (230,328 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (225,445 people), Social workers, all other (211,467 people), and Medical & health services managers (182,397 people).

The most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College (164775) in 2022 are Health (112 degrees awarded), Protective Services (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (47 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College (164775) are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College (164775) are Health (112 degrees awarded), Protective Services (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (47 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College (164775) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,630,244 people), Elementary & secondary schools (624,922 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (387,824 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (335,930 people), and Outpatient care centers (324,309 people).

The most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College (164775) are Health (112 degrees awarded), Protective Services (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (47 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Berkshire Community College (164775).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 54 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Berkshire Community College (164775) was Registered Nursing with 54 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

84
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
193
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Berkshire Community College (164775), which is 0.435 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (193).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Berkshire Community College (164775) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.621 times less than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Berkshire Community College (164775) in Registered Nursing, which is 9.8 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
17%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 7% of students graduating from Berkshire Community College (164775) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 17% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Berkshire Community College (164775) is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    214 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Berkshire Community College (164775) is white (214 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

3.97% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    152 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Berkshire Community College (164775) is white female (152 degrees awarded). There were 2.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (62 degrees).

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Operations

Berkshire Community College (164775) has an endowment valued at nearly $10.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.0412%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Berkshire Community College (164775) had a total salary expenditure of 33.3M. Berkshire Community College (164775) employs 23 Professors, 16 Assistant professors and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Berkshire Community College (164775) are Female Professor (15), Female Assistant professor (14), and Male Professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berkshire Community College (164775) are: Management, with 38 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees.

Endowment

$10.3M
2022 Endowment
6.14%
decline from 2021

Berkshire Community College (164775) has an endowment valued at about $10.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Berkshire Community College (164775) declined 6.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.06M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$14.6M
2022 Salaries
0.844%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Berkshire Community College (164775) paid a median of $14.6M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($33.3M) and a 0.844% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.17M
Instructional Salaries
49
Number of Employees

In 2022, Berkshire Community College (164775) paid a total of $3.17M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Berkshire Community College (164775) were Professor with 23 employees, Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berkshire Community College (164775) were Management with 38 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Berkshire Community College (164775) was Female Professor with 15 employees, Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Male Professor with 8 employees.

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