Berkeley College Online® Fast Facts

USDLA logoBerkeley College Online® was recently recertified by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) for the Quality Standards Certification, a recognition given to institutions and educational providers that meet excellence in 91 best practice standards for distance learning, organized into the following areas:

  • Administration, leadership, and management
  • Student affairs
  • Teaching and learning
  • Learning infrastructure

As the first and only online program in New York and New Jersey to achieve this status, USDLA/QS certification places Berkeley College Online® among an elite group of institutions recognized for excellence in distance learning. Berkeley College Online® is proud to have achieved and retained USDLA/QS certification and remains committed to providing outstanding career-focused distance learning.

  • Berkeley College first began offering accredited online degrees in 2003; there were 49 students enrolled then. Fall 2021 undergraduate enrollment is 1,437 students (37%).
  • Berkeley College first began offering an accredited online M.B.A. program in 2016. Fall 2021 online M.B.A. enrollment is 84 students.
  • 3,235 undergraduate students (83%) are enrolled in at least one online class in Fall 2021. 125 (100%) graduate students are enrolled in at least one online class in Fall 2021.
  • Number of online courses at Berkeley College in 2007 – 50; in 2021 – 248
    • Undergraduate: 234 undergraduate courses, more than 540 sections, with 241 faculty teaching online courses.
    • Graduate: 14 graduate courses with 13 faculty teaching online courses.
  • Berkeley College Online® students have access to the same support services as students who attend on site, i.e., Advisement, Library, Center for Academic Success, and Career Services.
  • Online campus life experiences include online clubs, social media engagement, wellness and personal development programs, and workshops focusing on student success.
  • Berkeley College Online® attracts a diverse student body comprised of working parents, grandparents, young adults managing work and studies, and those actively serving in the military.
  • 35% of undergraduate students are ages 22 to 29; 30% are 30 to 39 years of age; and 18% are age 40 and older. 29% of graduate students are ages 22 to 29; 40% are 30 to 39 years of age; and 26% are age 40 and older.
  • 63% of Berkeley College Online® undergraduate students are enrolled full-time.
  • 82% of Berkeley College Online® graduate students are enrolled part-time.
  • 59% are pursuing Baccalaureate degrees.
  • 76% of Berkeley College Online® undergraduate students are female. 70% of Berkeley College Online® graduate students are female.
  • Fall 2020 top Berkeley College Online® programs by enrollment:
    • Bachelor's degree programs: Health Services Management, Management, Justice Studies – Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Accounting, General Business, followed by Marketing Communications and Fashion Merchandising and Management.
    • Associate's degree programs: Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding; Management; Justice Studies – Criminal Justice; Health Services Administration; Legal Studies; Information Technology Management; followed by Accounting.