Bakersfield College

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School Highlights

Bakersfield College serves 26,380 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Bakersfield College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 814 teachers has grown by 64% over five years.
Bakersfield College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty814 staff308 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Bakersfield College has grown by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Bakersfield College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment26,380 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:124:1
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# Full-Time Students7,678 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students18,702 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
4%
12%
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% Hispanic
71%
47%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
16%
23%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.470.70
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College Completion Rate
23%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,324 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,008 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,324$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,008$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,832$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,003$6,000
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Acceptance Rate100%89%
This chart display the percent admitted of Bakersfield College and the community college average percent admitted of CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Sports

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: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Bakersfield College is Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield (6.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 309 students | 6.10 Mi5300 California Avenue
    Bakersfield, CA 93309
    (661) 835-1100
    6.10309
  • 632 students | 6.40 Mi201 New Stine Rd.
    Bakersfield, CA 93309
    (661) 834-0126
    6.40632
  • 5,968 students | 40.20 Mi29 Cougar Court
    Taft, CA 93268
    (661) 763-7700
    40.205,968
  • 4,350 students | 44.40 Mi100 E College Ave
    Porterville, CA 93257
    (559) 791-2200
    44.404,350
  • 13,909 students | 45.90 Mi3041 West Ave K
    Lancaster, CA 93536
    (661) 722-6300
    45.9013,909
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 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 score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.