Berkeley, Calif., August 9, 2022 – Berkeley City College has announced the Fall is Free at BCC campaign to support student access and success to higher education for the Fall 2022 semester. Classes start August 22nd.
“BCC in the Community” Outreach Launch
Berkeley City College launched the BCC in the Community outreach effort the week of July 11. BCC President Angélica Garcia, Student Ambassador Noel Arikew, Outreach Coordinator Gail Pendleton, Dr. Martin De Mucha Flores, and Public Information Officer Tom Rizza, visited 5 BCC students at their homes and workplaces.
On Friday, April 29, 2022, Berkeley City College President Angélica Garcia hosted a Fireside Chat as part of the Peralta Colleges Foundation Distinguished Leaders Community Conversations series. The event was titled BCC’s Vision for Equitable Education for All, focusing on BCC’s mission to provide quality education for all who come through our doors, regardless of ethnicity, financial restraints, or life circumstances; and examining BCC’s challenges and goals for achieving this mission. Berkeley City College thanks the Peralta Colleges Foundation Executive Director LaNiece Jones for organizing, and PCF board member Tasion Kwamilele for moderating the event.
The message below was sent via email to students and employees on March 4, 2022.
Dear Peralta Community,
To students and our community who are experiencing hardship and trauma connected to the escalation of Russia’s unprovoked violence upon Ukraine, especially with the increasing numbers of civilian casualties, please know that we share this message as sign of support for you.
BCC noted for both overall high transfer rate to four year universities and as Equity Champion for awarding Associates Degrees for Transfer to Latinx students
Berkeley City College Enrollment Overview
BCC is offering 418 sections in fall 2021. As of today, 6,098 students have enrolled in 11,268 classes, generating a total of 1,311 FTES (1,182 resident and 139 non-resident FTES). The resident FTES represents 79% of BCC’s fall 2021 FTES target of 1,489. The average productivity rate is 13 (our goal is 17.5).
On Saturday, June 5, 2021 the Peralta Community joined together online for a joyous graduation fiesta. The first annual Peralta Community College District Latinx Graduation Celebration , called Raíces (or "roots") was sponsored by the Peralta Association of Chicanos/Latinos de Aztlán (PACLA).