Berkeley College’s New Initiatives For the New Year
Berkeley College, established in 1931, is celebrating 80 years of changing the lives of our students, alumni, faculty and staff. Our College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls nearly 9,000 students — including more than 800 international students from 93 countries — in baccalaureate and associate degree programs in business, fashion management, justice studies-criminal justice, and others. The College has eight locations in New York and New Jersey as well as Berkeley College Online.
My Strategic Plan - Vision for the Future 2010-2015 addresses academic excellence; athletics; college security and safety; compliance; diversity; globalization; green initiatives; military and veterans’ affairs; organizational structures; marketing and communications outreach; relationships with the corporate sector; retention of associates; student success; and technology.
Some Berkeley College 2011-2012 strategic priorities include new academic offerings, additional facilities and our continued focus on student success through scholarship programs.
One new academic offering includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Interior Design, preparing students for careers in residential or commercial interior design; exhibit design; design management; and merchandising and retail display management.
The opening of our new campus in Brooklyn, New York, located on Duffield Street and Fulton Street is another priority for 2011-2012. More than 100 dignitaries, business and civic leaders from the Brooklyn community celebrated the grand opening in downtown Brooklyn on Friday, April 15, 2011.
The third initiative is the Berkeley College transfer scholarship program, which offers students who have graduated with an associate’s degree from another college a competitive scholarship based on their GPA.
It is a very exciting time at Berkeley College and we look forward to another 80 years of providing higher education for future generations. #