Berkshire Community College

Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Berkshire Community College is located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. BCC was established back in 1960, and it now serves over 3,000 students. The school motto of “start here, go anywhere” rings very true with the variety of transfer opportunities that are available to students. Students will be able to earn associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas in various fields at BCC. The associate degrees will have various transfer options to larger four-year universities, allowing students to continue their education in the pursuit of a higher degree. BCC has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The school is also well-known for having many club sports and other extracurricular activities for students to take part in.

The BCC nursing program is thought of very highly and has been helping students in the area to pursue their dreams for years. BCC has a practical nursing program for those who wish to become LPNs, as well as an associate degree in nursing program. There is also a bachelor degree program that is made available through a partnership with the University of Massachusetts. There are many different opportunities for prospective nurses at this school, and current nurses will also be able to further their educations here. The programs are approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students1,847
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 5 41
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 16
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 82.7%
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1964 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1975 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$213/credit
In State Students$213/credit
Out of State Students$447/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $9,585 $9,585 $20,115
ADN 70 $14,910 $14,910 $31,290
BSN 125 $26,625 $26,625 $55,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of Berkshire Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 43% $4,819
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,041
State Grant & Scholarships 55% $1,692
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 13% $1,197
Federal Student Loans 17% $4,917
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,041
$30,001 to $48,000$9,141
$48,001 to $75,000$10,088
$75,001 to $110,000$13,568
Over $110,000$14,842

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.
Berkshire Community College
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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