Bakersfield College

1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305
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School Highlights

Bakersfield College serves 24,903 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 24,903 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,324
  • Out-state tuition: $7,008
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 31:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Bakersfield College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 814 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bakersfield College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
814 staff
312 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bakersfield College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Bakersfield College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
24,903 students
7,900 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
31:1
21:1
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# Full-Time Students
7,388 students
1,661 students
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# Part-Time Students
17,515 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
152 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
7,388 students
1,646 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
17,515 students
6,288 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
5%
13%
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% Hispanic
67%
45%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
19%
26%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.51
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
23%
28%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Bakersfield College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
10.19%
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,900
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,324 is less than the state average of $1,993. 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 $7,120. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,324
$1,993
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,008
$7,120
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,971
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
100%
89%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
14 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bakersfield College cost?
Bakersfield College's tuition is approximately $1,324 for In-State students and $7,008 for Out-State students.
What is the acceptance rate of Bakersfield College?
The acceptance rate of Bakersfield College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 89%.
What sports does Bakersfield College offer?
Bakersfield College offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.
What is Bakersfield College's ranking?
Bakersfield College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 24,903 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,324
  • Out-state tuition: $7,008
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 31:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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