Barstow Community College

Tel: (760)252-2411
3,175 students
Public institution
Barstow Community College is a two-year institution of higher education, committed to both student learning and success. The institution fosters an innovative learning environment that respects the diversity of individual backgrounds, abilities, cultures and interests. It prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The College provides vocational education and training programs and courses that give students the knowledge, skills and certification necessary for entry through advanced level employment and career advancement.
School Highlights:
Barstow Community College serves 3,175 students (33.86% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is lower than the community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Barstow Community College is one of 15 community colleges within San Bernardino County, CA.
The nearest community college is Victor Valley College (30.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
College Barstow Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 73 staff
61 staff
Barstow Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,175 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,175 students 1,296 students
Barstow Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 43:1
Barstow Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,075 students
810 students
Barstow Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,100 students
1,036 students
Barstow Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Barstow Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Barstow Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Barstow Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Barstow Community College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Barstow Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Barstow Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Barstow Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Barstow Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Barstow Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Barstow Community 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. 0.72 0.53
Barstow Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,104 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 76% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,400 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,104 $5,694
Barstow Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,400 $10,252
Barstow Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
Barstow Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The College offers basic skill and enrichment programming for under-prepared and disadvantaged students as well as lifelong learning opportunities and continuing education courses for community members. It provides counseling and other support services to assist students in the identification of their goals and achievement of their personal, educational and employment potential. The College uses institutional research to advance its mission and its role in the community. The College works in partnership with military bases, local governments, agencies, businesses and schools to promote positive community development, economic growth, and change. Barstow College Learning Resource Center's mission is to serve the instructional and student support needs for the campus community through the following services: Library Tutoring Center Computer Commons Instructional Media Services. Barstow College offers Associate Degrees as well as Certificates. The intercollegiate athletic program at Barstow Community College consists of a combined 4 men's and women's varsity sport teams including baseball, men's and women's basketball, and women's softball. Barstow College's Counseling Department is staffed with professional counselors who offer individual counseling for students who want assistance in coping with the problems they face in everyday life. Issues relating to self-esteem, anxieties, relationships, and academic performance are common obstacles for college students.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 11,618 students | 30.80 Mi18422 Bear Valley Rd
    Victorville, CA 92395
  • 577 students | 37.30 Mi9331 Mariposa Rd
    Hesperia, CA 92344
  • 12,433 students | 56.60 Mi701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
    San Bernardino, CA 92410
  • 808 students | 57.10 Mi670 E Carnegie Drive
    San Bernardino, CA 92408
  • 59 students | 57.30 Mi251 Tennessee St
    Redlands, CA 92373
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Did You Know?
For San Bernardino County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,562 per year for in-state students and $5,872 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,495 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
San Bernardino 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in San Bernardino County, CA is Barstow Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.