Taft College

29 Emmons Park Drive, Taft
CA, 93268
Tel: (661)763-7700
3,669 students
Public institution

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Taft College is committed to student learning in transfer and vocational programs supported by precollegiate basic skills and a wide range of student services. All programs and services are focused on the educational needs of the West Kern Community College District learners.
School Highlights:
Taft College serves 3,669 students (32% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Taft College is one of 6 community colleges within Kern County, CA.
The nearest community college is Palo Verde College (22.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Taft College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 3,669 teachers has declined by 62% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 78:1 has decreased from 90:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,669 students
1,287 students
Taft College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,192 students
832 students
Taft College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,477 students
1,021 students
Taft College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Taft College sch enrollment Taft College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Taft College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
43%
7%
Taft College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
12%
Taft College Black (2006-2012)
% White
47%
66%
Taft College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Taft College More (2010-2012)
Taft College sch ethnicity Taft College 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. 0.59 0.45
Taft College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,380 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,750 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,380 $5,845
Taft College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,750 $10,047
Taft College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Taft College has been serving its community and students for over seventy-five years. This service has included the tradition of small classes, a focus on learning, strong interaction with faculty and staff, and access. Here students will find a college that engages learners as full partners in the learning process. Taft College's small classes provide the opportunity to work directly with an excellent faculty. Learners at Taft acquire the skills to succeed on their job, at transfer colleges, and in life. Taft College is located in the western Kern County community of Taft with a population of 17,000. The surrounding area brings the total population to about 21,000. The community is in the heart of the Midway-Sunset oilfield, one of the nation's best producing fields. While oil is the leading industry, the area also is rich in agriculture, light industry, and recreation. The campus is located at 29 Emmons Park Drive. Campus buildings are considered excellent structures with adequate space provided for physical education, recreation and athletics. The campus was built in 1956 and originally included classrooms, a library, student union, and administrative offices, marking the first step in separating the college from the high school. Taft College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Kern County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,331 per year for in-state students and $7,228 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,982 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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 0.45. 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.