Berk Trade and Business School
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Berk Trade and Business School is located in a large city with a population of more than 250,000. It is in the New York-Newark-Jersey City NY-NJ-PA area.
Address
33-09 Queens Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
www.berktradeschool.com
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Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Electrical and Power Transmission Installatio...Plumber
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Programs
This chart shows the number of graduates at all levels in the years shown for each discipline group. Look for a school with steady enrollment and focus in the areas that interest you most.
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Plumber
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation
Award Levels
0-1 Year Certificate
Quick Facts
Institutional Control
Berk Trade and Business School is a private for-profit organization.
Undergraduate Students
Accreditation
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Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Berk Trade and Business School holds an accreditation from one of the national accreditors. Credits earned from the national accreditors are often not accepted by schools holding the more prestigious regional accreditation, and it's important to verify that your credits will transfer if you are considering an eventual switch to another school. Please read below for concerns we found in the accreditation records.
Accreditation History
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (Accredited September 30, 1973 - present)
  • The next accreditation review was scheduled for August 31, 2019.
  • A probation was placed on the accreditation on September 6, 2018 for Probation or Equivalent or a More Severe Status: Probation--Probation - Ongoing Litigation; Admissions
Student Attention
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Context: Instructional expenditures per student
Although spending is not a guarantee of a good classroom experience, high spending can hint at a priority placed on quality in the classroom.
Students on campus
Study Types
All students are full-time. No students take distance education courses.
Full-time
100%
Online classes
0%
Context: Student body size
Berk Trade and Business School has 452 students.
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Graduation Rate
All undergraduate students are full-time. In the last reporting year, 79% of full-time first-time students received a degree within 150% of the expected time for completion.
79%
Time to complete
On time
50% more time
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect the percentage of full-time first-time students who graduate with a 2-year degree or certificate within 3 years.
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Loan Status
This donut shows the percentage of students who are in good standing (green) in repaying any federal student loans five years after leaving Berk Trade and Business School.
Status of loans
Closed (fully paid)
Currently paying
In default
Not released due to privacy
Context: Loans with good standing
About 69% of the context schools have better performance, suggesting that Berk Trade and Business School's alumni earnings-to-debt ratios are low compared to the context schools' alumni.
student race/origin
Berk Trade and Business School reports that 73% of students are minority, which is less than 99% of the context schools. This school's 0 of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Not Reported
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student gender
Is the gender balance of Berk Trade and Business School students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
Berk Trade and Business School is a single-sex institution.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Berk Trade and Business School offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Remedial services

Academic/career counseling services

Placement services for program completers

Special academic opportunities

Weekend college

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

Choose how to look at loan repayment
Five year overview
Loan defaults and burden
Success in loan repayment
Student groups and successful repayment
Where do alumni stand after five years?

This snapshot shows the status of students in their federal loan repayments in 2016, having departing from the school in 2012. The green wedges are the alumni in good standing, so look for a school with lots of green!

Student loan status
Closed (fully paid)
Currently paying
In default
Not released due to privacy
Good standing in context

How does the percentage of students who fill those green wedges at Berk Trade and Business School compare to other schools? The interactive bars below show you the distribution of how alumni at other schools are doing.

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Classroom Quality
Student attention at Berk Trade and Business School

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
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Full-time and long-term instructors at Berk Trade and Business School
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Berk Trade and Business School has 67% full-time instructors, and 67% of the context schools have a lower percentage of full-time faculty. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students. Within the full-time instructors at Berk Trade and Business School, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, only 29% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
67%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Berk Trade and Business School last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

0-1 Year Certificate
What percentage of students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Part-time
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Freshman residences

A high proportion of international and out-of-state students speaks to reputation and offers an opportunity for diverse interactions in and out of class.

Freshman residence
In-state
Out-of-state
International
Not Reported
Choose how to look at freshman residence
Residence in context
Residence over time
Freshman residences in context
How does the geographic diversity at Berk Trade and Business School compare to the context group?
99%1%0%20%40%60%80%100%Out-of-stateIn-state
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Student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Not Reported
Choose a second viewpoint for student race and origin
Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Berk Trade and Business School with that of the current context group.
31%26%36%6%1%2%0%20%40%60%80%100%Pacific IslanderMultiracialInternationalAmerican IndianNot ReportedAsianWhiteBlackHispanic
Student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
18-19
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
Choose another way to view age at Berk Trade and Business School
Age in context
Age over time
Context: Age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the focus at Berk Trade and Business School compared to the focus for the context schools.
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at Berk Trade and Business School.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Berk Trade and Business School.
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Programs Offered
Finding a program

In the folders below, you can explore your options for study. The folders are grouped and colored by broad field, and you can see the number of students who have completed degrees in each field by following the colors in our chart showing graduations. You can...

  • Filter the programs by the award level that interests you.
  • Use the search key to limit the listings to all relevant progrmas.
  • Select a specific program from this menu to see some great details!
All current offerings
Award Level
All levels
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    • Electrical and Power Transmission Installation
    • Plumber
Admissions
Open Admissions
Berk Trade and Business School is an open admissions school and accepts any student who applies.
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Campus overview
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.

Programs offered
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
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School finances
Berk Trade and Business School: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality

Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.

Choose Classroom aspect
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student

Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.

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Chart explanation
Berk Trade and Business School
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Berk Trade and Business School have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does Berk Trade and Business School have stable finances?
You want to attend schools that can meet their annual expenses, and have other indicators of strong financial health.
Should this school's stability matter to you?

You can find a myriad of articles about the enrollment crises expected across US colleges and universities due to fewer births during the 2008 recession and other demographic shifts. The end result to you is that you need to protect your college investment by researching the financial stability of schools that you are considering. Many of our metrics are based on the excellent advice of Forbes' Financial Health Grades.

Ididio does not want to see you stuck with debt and no degree.

Choose budget aspect
Core operating margin
Net assets per student
Tuition dependence
Government appropriations
Context and trends: Core operating margin

The core operating margin is the percentage by which core revenues exceed (or, when negative, fall short of) core expenses, so higher is better here. This margin excludes finances for non-academic expenses such as housing, hospitals, or other independent operations. For schools with large endowments, this measure can be volitile from year-to-year without indicating concern because investment losses and gains are driving this figure, but if an institution's margin is trending downwards or consistently negative, you should be concerned.

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Chart explanation
Berk Trade and Business School
On the blue curve, we see how the core operating margin at Berk Trade and Business School have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the core operating margin for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Berk Trade and Business School is a private for-profit school, meaning that its annual goal is to make a profit for its shareholders. The other types of schools are public or not-for-profit, and profit is not a goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category

We divided revenue and expenses for Berk Trade and Business School into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.

200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$1M$2M$3M$4MRevenue$0$1M$2M$3M$4MExpense
Investment gains
Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
Other revenue
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic & instructional support, student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
Other expenses