High School Seniors

Take local classes this fall and get ahead

Welcome, High School Seniors!

At Berkshire Community College (BCC), you can earn the same credits you would earn at a residential school, but at a substantial discount. Choose from programs in Nursing, STEM and Allied Health, Business, Culinary Arts, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, Criminal Justice and more!

Just like most other schools, BCC offers an extensive slate of online and hybrid courses. The credits you earn here will still be valid in a semester or a year, and the MassTransfer program ensures those credits will transfer directly to many traditional four-year programs. If you think you might be interested in transferring to MCLA, UMass or another public college, check out the Commonwealth Commitment program to learn where you can go after BCC, with less student debt.

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Check out BCC's College Catalog to learn about the wide array of associate degrees and certificates we offer:

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View all courses currently available through our Self Service tool. Search by semester, department, faculty and more:

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Still in high school this spring? Check out BCC's Early College Program

Meet your goals, once class at a time

BCC not only offers the same high quality education as other colleges, but also the chance for a debt-free future — right here in your own backyard. Check out a complete course listing.

Classes at BCC are taught by accomplished, credentialed professors who are committed to the success of students in the Berkshires. Why pay more for the same credits?

Annual Tuition

BCC's reasonable costs and outstanding faculty and programs make it a great value in higher education.

Estimated Student Bill

Tuition $624
Fees $4,868
Books and Supplies $1,200
Total* $6,692

*Estimation based on a full-time 12 credit-per-term Massachusetts resident schedule. Book and supply costs vary by program.

Understanding Tuition Costs

The cost-per-credit depends on several factors. To make it easier, we've broken down the various costs that make up your tuition.

Costs Explained

A More Accurate Estimate

Answering a few simple questions will get you an estimated breakdown of your annual fees.

Net Price Calculator

Comparing Costs

Below are some of the most popular schools BCC students transfer to after receiving their associate's degree. Here is what you can save - on tuition and fees alone, leaving aside room and board - if you attend BCC for your first two years.

The cost of tuition and fees at BCC for a full-time, in-state student is $6,692 per year.

Institution Them Us Yearly Savings
Williams College $57,280 $6,692 $50,588
Boston University $55,892 $6,692 $49,200
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $55,378 $6,692 $48,686
Smith College $54,224 $6,692 $47,532
Northeastern University $53,506 $6,692 $46,814
Mount Holyoke College $52,258 $6,692 $45,566
Springfield College $39,305 $6,692 $32,613
Western New England University $37,992 $6,692 $31,300
Johnson and Wales University — Providence $33,404 $6,692 $26,712
UMass Amherst $16,389 $6,692 $9,697
UMass Lowell $15,648 $6,692 $8,956
UMass Boston $14,167 $6,692 $7,475
UMass Dartmouth $13,921 $6,692 $7,229
Salem State University $11,284 $6,692 $4,592
MCLA $10,734 $6,692 $4,042
Westfield State University $10,429 $6,692 $3,737
Fitchburg State University $10,355 $6,692 $3,663
Framingham State University $10,335 $6,692 $3,643
Worcester State University $10,161 $6,692 $3,469

Source: tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year. These costs are for tuition and fees only. They do not include the cost of books, educational supplies or room and board.