Berkeley College is a proprietary college founded in 1931. It is well-known for its business and professional degree programs. As of the 2010 Fall semester, over 8,900 students including more than 700 international students were enrolled with 74% in Bachelor’s degree programs. Some of the most popular programs of study that are available online include Criminal Justice, Fashion Marketing and Management, Management, and Accounting.
The college is located at eight campuses in New York and New Jersey in addition to Berkeley College Online- the distance learning arm of the school. Two locations in Manhattan offer students the unique opportunity to experience New York City. From the Statue of Liberty to Central Park, “The Big Apple” has something for everyone. Manhattan is also home to the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street and the Metropolitan Museum of Art also known as The Met.
Berkeley College also boasts an impressive art gallery. The ribbon cutting for the Berkeley Art Gallery occurred in February of 2004 and displays works of both widely recognized and new artists. Spotlight artists include Frank Mann, Rickie DuBurke, and Ray Rosario.
The distance education program at Berkeley College is known as Berkeley College Online which prides itself in offering the same level of support as its on-campus equivalents. Among many features, the distance learning experience includes online clubs, tutoring, and career services. Berkeley College Online even publishes its own newsletter published every semester.
Many Bachelor’s degree programs are completely available via Berkeley College Online. In the School of Business, programs include Business Administration, Financial Services, and Information Systems Management. In the School of Professional Studies, programs include Health Services Management and Criminal Justice.
In addition to Bachelor’s degree programs, a substantial number of Associate’s degree programs are at students’ fingertips over the Internet. Even better, with the year-round quarter system, students attending Berkeley College Online can complete an Associate’s degree in only 18 months. Programs of study include Accounting, Management, and Marketing.
Special Paralegal Studies and Financial Planners Certificate Programs are also available at Berkeley College Online. These Certificate Programs are offered to students who have already completed a considerable amount of coursework and provides them with the ability to succeed as paralegals and financial planners. All of the instructors teaching the Paralegal Studies program are attorneys and can offer real-world knowledge to their students. The Financial Planners program can be completed in only nine months and can secure graduates’ employment in the private and public sectors of the financial services industry.
Finally, Berkeley College goes beyond offering reputable programs of study both online and in-person; Berkeley is known for The Berkeley Advantage ®. The Berkeley Advantage ® is a combination of innovative benefits including a faculty selected for both academic credentials and professional experience, more than $31 million in Berkeley College grants and scholarships for qualified students, and an extensive network of employer connections. Some corporate partners of Berkeley College include Abercrombie & Fitch, Coca Cola, MTV Networks, and Victoria’s Secret.