Berkshire Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$624
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$9,448
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
11.7%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
1,847
33.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
18.5%
48 Graduates

About

Berkshire Community College is a higher education institution located in Berkshire County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Berkshire Community College were .

In 2017, 310 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Berkshire Community College. 63.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (257 degrees), 10.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Berkshire Community College is $624, which is $-6,790 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Berkshire Community College is $624, which is $-6,790 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,448.

In 2017, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$624
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Berkshire Community College was $624. The cost of tuition at Berkshire Community College is $-6,790 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,448
2017 Value
10.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Berkshire Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,448. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Berkshire Community College grew by 10.1%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,896
Room and Board
$1,035
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Berkshire Community College was of $10,896 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,035. The cost of room and board increased by 0.665% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.58% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
25%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Berkshire Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 16.5% with respect to 2016, when 79% 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.
11.7%
2016 Default Rate
50
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Berkshire Community College was 11.7%, which represents 50 out of the 426 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 has a total enrollment of 1,847 students. The full-time enrollment at Berkshire Community College is 625 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,222. This means that 33.8% of students enrolled at Berkshire Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Berkshire Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.1% White, 8.45% Hispanic or Latino, 7.2% Black or African American, 1.89% Asian, 1.73% Two or More Races, 0.812% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.271% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Berkshire Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (35.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Berkshire Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,847 students. The full-time enrollment at Berkshire Community College is 625 and the part-time enrollment is 1,222. This means that 33.8% of students enrolled at Berkshire Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2017 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 was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Berkshire Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,369
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    156
  3. Black or African American
    133

The enrolled student population at Berkshire Community College is 74.1% White, 8.45% Hispanic or Latino, 7.2% Black or African American, 1.89% Asian, 1.73% Two or More Races, 0.812% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.271% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 99 students (5.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 84 more women than men received degrees from Berkshire Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Berkshire Community College are white (257 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Berkshire Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Berkshire Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (134 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (64 degrees).

Workforce

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 are Registered nurses (1,324,732 people), Software developers (425,232 people), Other managers (216,216 people), Social workers, all other (213,252 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (184,704 people).

The most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College are Health (134 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (64 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (17 degrees).

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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 are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College are Health (134 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (64 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (17 degrees).

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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 are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,545,408 people), Computer Systems Design (511,776 people), Elementary & secondary schools (474,372 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (365,938 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (271,420 people).

The most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College are Health (134 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (64 degrees), Protective Services (18 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (17 degrees).

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Degrees

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.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Berkshire Community College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 113
  2. 197

In 2017, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Berkshire Community College, which is 0.574 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (197).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Berkshire Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.641 times less than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Berkshire Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 8.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 8% of students graduating from Berkshire Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Berkshire Community College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.17% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    257 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Berkshire Community College is white (257 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

1.29% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    161 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    96 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Berkshire Community College is white female (161 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (96 degrees).

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Operations

Berkshire Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.15M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14.1k (0.23%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Berkshire Community College had a total salary expenditure of $26.9M. Berkshire Community College employs 30 Professors, 14 Associate professors, and 10 Assistant professors. Most academics at Berkshire Community College are Female Professors (19), Male Professors(11), and Female Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berkshire Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 35 employees, Management, with 28 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.15M
2017 Endowment
0.549%
growth from 2016

Berkshire Community College has an endowment valued at about $6.15M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Berkshire Community College grew 0.549% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.49M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $775k - Federal
  2. $1.76M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Berkshire Community College received $775k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.76M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.2M
2017 Salaries
1.55%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Berkshire Community College paid a median of $14.2M in salaries, which represents 52.8% of their overall expenditure ($26.9M) and a 1.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.04% decline from 2015 and a 0.0427% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.56M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2017, Berkshire Community College paid a total of $3.56M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Berkshire Community College were Professor with 30 employees; Associate professor with 14 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berkshire Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees; Management with 28 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Berkshire Community College was Female Professor with 19 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Berkshire Community College.

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