Berkeley College is a public for-profit institution of higher education that was founded in 1931. It specializes in business and professional education and currently enrolls nearly 9,000 students including more than 700 international students. Its mission is to empower students to reach their professional and personal goals and pursue successful vigorous careers in a diverse global environment by offering thorough and supportive educational programs. It encourages lifelong learning and promotes academic integrity. Berkeley College is commonly recognized as a unique institution that implements a proven method to career education, referred to as The Berkeley Advantage, that implements practical applications into all programs to enable students to become competitive and gain skills sought by employers.
Berkeley College is guided by three core values: teaching and learning, the college environment, and the larger Berkeley community. Through teaching and learning, the college recognizes the needs of students and classes are kept small to promote personalized attention. In the learning environment, Berkeley is committed to attracting a diverse community of students and encourages the success of all students. It strives to create a sense of community with a high level of support. The college also consistently interacts with employers to ensure educational programs help students develop into qualified, ethical, and reliable leaders for a global society. Berkeley College prides itself on its highly qualified faculty and only selects those with excellent academic credentials and professional experience.
Berkeley College Online offers high quality completely online programs that are developed on the same standards as campus-based programs. The programs are flexible and help students balance coursework with other professional and personal obligations. Students are able to log on to the online courses from anywhere with Internet access 24 hours a day seven days a week. Students are able to complete coursework at their own pace and can earn their associate degree in as little as 18 months and bachelor degree in three years. Students are able to obtain all course materials through the online bookstore. Online programs are offered at the associate and bachelor degree levels and include accounting, business administration, financial services, management, marketing, international business, health services administration, health services management, criminal justice, and billing and coding.
Berkeley College offers a variety of career services to students and alumni that are complementary throughout their lifetime. The career services include career counseling by specialists in specific fields, resume planning, coaching and interview strategies, interview scheduling, and industry-specific advisory boards.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits Berkeley College.
Schools Of Education
School of Business: committed to making sure students receive quality education to pursue rewarding and challenging careers in the global business field. It offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of aspiring business professionals such as business administration, financial services, accounting, management, marking, and fashion marketing and management.
School of Professional Studies: provides education and specialized training to prepare students to success in various careers. It offers programs in criminal justice, health services administration, paralegal studies, and interior design.
School of Liberal Arts: strives to enable students to develop applicable skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking and seeks to help students broaden their view of the world. Offers various courses in English, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and foreign languages.
Berkeley College offers various scholarships including Alumni Association Scholarships, Ethel C. Townsend Foundation Scholarships, Challenge Program Awards, Achievement Awards, Howard L. Newhouse Grants, Robert V. Maher Access Grants, Non-Resident Student Grants, Woodland Park Scholarship, DECA Scholarships, FBLA Scholarships, Residence Hall Grants, International Student Grants, Transfer Grants, World Trade Center Supplemental Scholarship, and Berkeley TAP Grant.
Berkeley College participates in various financial aid programs including Federal Pell Grant, William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study, and Veterans’ Benefits. Berkeley College also offers no-interest payment plans for a minimal fee. Additionally, Berkeley College offers a tuition freeze for full-time continuous enrollment.
Credit Earning Options
Berkeley College accepts transfer credits for courses completed at other accredited institutions of higher education. All transfer courses must have received a grade of a C or better and be applicable to programs offered at Berkeley College. Students are also able to obtain credit for Advanced Placement and College Level Examination Program examinations, tech-prep agreements or other articulation agreements with high schools and other institutions of higher learning, and prior learning. Students must submit official transcripts and those seeking credit for prior learning must submit portfolios that document the learning. Students must complete the last 25% of their credits at Berkeley College.