Berkeley City College | 2050 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
Berkeley City College ( BCC) is a public institution of higher education that enrolls about 25,000 students each semester. The college offers associate degrees and certificates in more than 70 areas of study, but its most popular programs are for transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
Berkeley City College (BCC) was founded in 1923 as the Berkeley Junior College with an initial enrollment of 458 students who attended classes at various sites across the city until 1926 when it moved into its own 12-acre campus on San Pablo Avenue. The school added "City" to its name after absorbing Oakland Junior College in 1954. BCC's main campus has been located there ever since then but over time expanded into other facilities nearby: three elementary schools leased by BCC from 1966 to 2003, the former Oakland Army Base from 1999 to 2010, and a new campus on College Avenue in Rockridge district of Berkeley.
The college's most popular programs are for transfer to four-year colleges or universities leading to bachelor's degrees in fields such as psychology, business administration, history, and English literature; BCC also offers associate degrees and certificates in more than 70 areas of study. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been classified by the U.S.'s Education Department as an "outstanding institution with high levels of student satisfaction." In addition, it was named one of America’s Best Community Colleges earlier this year by Forbes magazine because it “provides students with a high-quality education at an affordable cost.”