Bakersfield College

1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield
CA, 93305-1299
Tel: (661)395-4011
16,767 students
Public institution

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Bakersfield College was founded in 1913 and is one of the nation's oldest continually-operating community colleges. The college serves 18,500 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, instructional television and on-line. Bakersfield College has a program to help you fulfill your dream, whether your goal is to earn an associate degree, transfer to a four-year institution, gain new job skills or explore lifelong learning opportunities.
School Highlights:
Bakersfield College serves 16,767 students (32% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Bakersfield College is one of 6 community colleges within Kern County, CA.
The nearest community college is Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield (6.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Bakersfield 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 16,767 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
16,767 students
1,287 students
Bakersfield College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
5,295 students
832 students
Bakersfield College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 11,472 students
1,021 students
Bakersfield College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Bakersfield College sch enrollment Bakersfield College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
6%
2%
Bakersfield College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
52%
7%
Bakersfield College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
5%
12%
Bakersfield College Black (2006-2012)
% White
34%
66%
Bakersfield College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Bakersfield College More (2010-2012)
Bakersfield College sch ethnicity Bakersfield 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. 0.61 0.45
Bakersfield College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,324 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 72% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,484 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,324 $5,845
Bakersfield College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,484 $10,047
Bakersfield College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

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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.