Bakersfield College

Tel: (661)395-4011
17,249 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
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Bakersfield College serves 17,249 students (32.45% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 54:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
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Bakersfield College is one of 6 community colleges within Kern County, CA.
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The nearest community college is Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield (6.07 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 321 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
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 321 staff
61 staff
Bakersfield College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 17,249 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 54:1 has increased 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 17,249 students 1,294 students
Bakersfield College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 54:1
Bakersfield College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 5,598 students
822 students
Bakersfield College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 11,651 students
1,025 students
Bakersfield College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Bakersfield College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% 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 $5,660. 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 $10,250. 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 provides the quality instruction and services our diverse community needs in order to achieve personal, academic and occupational success. Bakersfield College operates seven child development centers that are funded by the California State Department of Education. The services provided through these centers include child care for infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. An inclusion program for young children with special needs is also provided. EOPS is a state-funded program that serves students from low-income, educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Services include academic, career, and personal counseling, peer mentoring, financial aid advising, scholarship information, transfer assistance, grant checks and other support services. The ESL tutoring Program provides tutoring sessions for both International/foreign students, and students whose first language is not English. Students benefit from this service by improving their language and reading skills and therefore improving their successful completion of course work.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bakersfield
    5300 California Avenue
    BakersfieldCA 93309
    6.07 Mi | 555 students
  • Bakersfield
    1914 Wible Road
    BakersfieldCA 93304
    6.23 Mi | 441 students
  • Bakersfield
    201 New Stine Rd.
    BakersfieldCA 93309
    6.40 Mi | 632 students
  • Blythe
    One College Drive
    BlytheCA 92225
    10.74 Mi | 2,735 students
  • Taft
    29 Cougar Court
    TaftCA 93268
    32.79 Mi | 3,042 students

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Did You Know?
Kern, 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 0.48. The most diverse community college in Kern, CA is San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.