Bakersfield College

School Highlights
  • Bakersfield College serves 19,428 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Bakersfield College is one of 6 community colleges within Kern County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield (6.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 506 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bakersfield College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty506 staff92 staff
Bakersfield College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 19,428 has grown by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment19,428 students7,516 students
Bakersfield College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio38:144:1
Bakersfield College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students-1,613 students
Bakersfield College Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students-5,903 students
Bakersfield College Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Bakersfield College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Bakersfield College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Bakersfield College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Bakersfield College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Bakersfield College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Bakersfield College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Bakersfield College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.550.73
Bakersfield College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Bakersfield College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$34,900
Bakersfield College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,324 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 72% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,008 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,324$1,636
Bakersfield College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,008$6,797
Bakersfield College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%78%
Bakersfield College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,398$9,500
Bakersfield College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,684$5,500
Bakersfield College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%96%
Bakersfield College Percent Admitted (2014-2016)


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, 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: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Bakersfield College was founded in 1913 and is one of the nation's oldest continually-operating community colleges. The college serves 19,000 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 and online.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,802 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.