Berkeley College Online® Fast Facts

USDLA logoOne of the first college or university online programs worldwide to be certified for excellence by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) has awarded USDLA/Quality Standards certification to Berkeley College Online®.

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. Institutions that receive USDLA/QS certification are evaluated using 91 standards, organized into the following areas:

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

Berkeley College Online® is proud to have achieved 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 2020 undergraduate enrollment is 1,354 students (29%).
  • Berkeley College first began offering accredited online M.B.A. program in 2016. Fall 2020 enrollment is 123 students.
  • 4,411 undergraduate students (90%) are enrolled in at least one online class in Fall 2020. 129 (74%) graduate students are enrolled in at least one online class in Fall 2020.
  • Number of online courses at Berkeley College in 2007 – 50; in 2020 – 223
    • Undergraduate: 207 undergraduate courses, more than 700 sections, with 266 faculty teaching online courses.
    • Graduate: 16 graduate courses with 10 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.
  • 39% of undergraduate students are ages 22 to 29; 34% are 30 to 39 years of age; and 17% are age 40 and older. 32% of graduate students are ages 22 to 29; 42% are 30 to 39 years of age; and 24% are age 40 and older.
  • 60% of Berkeley College Online® undergraduate students are enrolled full-time.
  • 91% of Berkeley College Online® graduate students are enrolled part-time.
  • 64% 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: Management, Justice Studies – Criminal Justice, Health Services Management, Fashion Merchandising and Management, General Business, Accounting, followed by Information Technology Management and Marketing Communications.
    • Associate's degree programs: Justice Studies – Criminal Justice; Management; Health Services Administration; Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding; Fashion Merchandising and Management; and Medical Assistant; followed by Surgical Technology and Information Technology Management.