San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield

Tel: (661)834-0126
579 students
Private for-profit
San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) prepares graduates for professional success in business, medical, and technical career fields. The College serves a diverse student population with a common interest in professional development through career-focused higher education. The College is committed to student development through the achievement of measurable learning outcomes, emphasizing a balance of hands-on training and academic instruction. The College identifies and responds to the educational and employment needs of the communities it serves. The College is committed to the success of every student. SJVC's Bakersfield campus also has a wide variety of medical programs available. If you're interested in becoming a Medical Assistant or a Lab Technician, SJVC Bakersfield has a program in Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting. If you'd rather help people improve their smile, SJVC has programs for Dental Assisting. Not only that, but our Bakersfield location also offers classes for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Pharmacy Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology and Therapeutic Massage. With so many medical programs available, SJVC Bakersfield is great if you're interested in getting involved in the growing medical field.
School Highlights:
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield serves 579 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield is one of 6 community colleges within Kern County, CA.
The nearest community college is Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield (0.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 579 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
579 students
1,287 students
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
579 students
832 students
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield sch enrollment San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
5%
2%
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
% Hispanic
53%
7%
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
6%
12%
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Black (2006-2012)
% White
27%
66%
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield More (2007-2012)
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield sch ethnicity San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield sta ethnicity
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. 0.64 0.45
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,290 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $16,290 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,290 $5,940
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,290 $10,072
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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