Bakersfield College

Tel: 6613954011
19,428 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
Bakersfield College serves 19,428 students
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Bakersfield College is one of 6 community colleges within Kern County, CA.
The nearest community college is Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield (6.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 506 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Bakersfield College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 506 staff
61 staff
Bakersfield College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 19,428 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 19,428 students 1,296 students
Bakersfield College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
Bakersfield College Student Staff (2006-2013)
% Asian
Bakersfield College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Bakersfield College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Bakersfield College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Bakersfield College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Bakersfield College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Bakersfield College Unknown (2006-2013)
Bakersfield College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.61 0.53
Bakersfield College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,324 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 72% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,008 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,324 $5,694
Bakersfield College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,008 $10,252
Bakersfield College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
Bakersfield College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 100% 80%


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Dance, Football,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Swimming,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Wrestling,
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Bakersfield College was founded in 1913 and is one of the nation's oldest continually-operating community colleges. The college serves 19,000 students on the 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield, at the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield, and at the Delano Center 35 miles north of Bakersfield. Classes are offered on a traditional 16-week semester calendar as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options: evenings, weekends, short-term vocational programs and online.

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Did You Know?
Kern County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.56, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Kern County, CA is San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.