Berkshire Community College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$624

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,578

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

18%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

1,959

32.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

19.9%

55 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 2016, 323 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Berkshire Community College. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (273 degrees), 15.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Berkshire Community College is $624, which is $-6,696 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Berkshire Community College is $624, which is $-6,696 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,578.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$624

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Berkshire Community College was $624. The cost of tuition at Berkshire Community College is $-6,696 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$8,578

2016 Value

4.97%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Berkshire Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,578. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Berkshire Community College grew by 4.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,824

Room and Board

$1,009

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Berkshire Community College was of $10,824 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,009. The cost of room and board increased by 1.35% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.0992% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Berkshire Community College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.25% with respect to 2015, when 80% 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.

18%

2015 Default Rate

84

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Berkshire Community College was 18%, which represents 84 out of the 467 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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Admissions

Berkshire Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 1,959 students enrolled at Berkshire Community College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Berkshire Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Berkshire Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Berkshire Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Berkshire Community College has a total enrollment of 1,959 students. The full-time enrollment at Berkshire Community College is 635 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,324. This means that 32.4% of students enrolled at Berkshire Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Berkshire Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.7% White, 8.63% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Black or African American, 1.68% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 0.613% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Berkshire Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (38.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Berkshire Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,959 students. The full-time enrollment at Berkshire Community College is 635 and the part-time enrollment is 1,324. This means that 32.4% of students enrolled at Berkshire Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

2016 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 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Berkshire Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,502

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    169

  3. Black or African American

    128

The enrolled student population at Berkshire Community College is 76.7% White, 8.63% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Black or African American, 1.68% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 0.613% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 76 students (3.88%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 65 more women than men received degrees from Berkshire Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Berkshire Community College are white (273 degrees awarded). There were 15.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees), and Protective Services (21 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 (1,259,640 people), Social workers (255,309 people), Miscellaneous managers (192,915 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (159,287 people), and Medical & health services managers (156,858 people).

The most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College are Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees), Protective Services (21 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), and Health (112 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College are Public relations specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College are Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees), Protective Services (21 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), and Health (112 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College are Hospitals (1,493,940 people), Elementary & secondary schools (412,066 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (365,996 people), Outpatient care centers (243,628 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (192,879 people).

The most specialized majors at Berkshire Community College are Natural Resources & Conservation (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees), Protective Services (21 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), and Health (112 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 129

  2. 194

In 2016, 129 degrees were awarded to men at Berkshire Community College, which is 0.665 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (194).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Berkshire Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.884 times less than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Berkshire Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.13 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

17%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 5% of students graduating from Berkshire Community College 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 20% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Berkshire Community College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.64% 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

    273 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Berkshire Community College is white (273 degrees awarded). There were 15.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

1.24% 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

    162 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    111 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Berkshire Community College is white female (162 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (111 degrees).

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Operations

Berkshire Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.94M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $24.2k (0.408%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Berkshire Community College had a total expenditure of $26.3M. Of that $26.3M, they spent $14.4M on salaries and $26.3M on benefits.

Berkshire Community College employs 30 Professors, 12 Assistant professors, and 9 Associate professors. Most academics at Berkshire Community College are Female Professors (19), Male Professors(11), and Female Assistant professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berkshire Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.94M

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Berkshire Community College has an endowment valued at about $5.94M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Berkshire Community College grew 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.82M 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. $344k - Federal

  2. $2.07M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Berkshire Community College received $344k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.07M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$14.4M

Salary Expenditure

$26.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Berkshire Community College had a total expenditure of $26.3M. Of that $26.3M, they spent $14.4M on salaries and $26.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Berkshire Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$14.4M

2015 Salaries

0.0427%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Berkshire Community College paid a median of $14.4M in salaries, which represents 55% of their overall expenditure ($26.3M) and a 0.0427% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.08% growth from 2013 and a 4.93% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.4M

Instructional Salaries

56

Number of Employees

In 2015, Berkshire Community College paid a total of $3.4M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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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

37 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Berkshire Community College were Professor with 30 employees; Assistant professor with 12 employees; and Assistant professor with 9 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Berkshire Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; Management with 30 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Berkshire Community College was Female Professor with 19 employees, Male Professor with 11 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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

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