Bakersfield College

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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 to Bakersfield College is Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield (6.1 miles away).

Top Placements

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

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 staff97 staff
This chart display total faculty of Bakersfield College and community college average number of faculty in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Student Body

  • The student population of Bakersfield College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bakersfield College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment19,428 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:144:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Bakersfield College and community college average student staff ratio of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
# Full-Time Students-1,613 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Bakersfield College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
# Part-Time Students-5,903 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Bakersfield College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% American Indian/Alaskan
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This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Bakersfield College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% Asian
4%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Bakersfield College and the percentage of Asian community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
62%
37%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Bakersfield College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Bakersfield College and the percentage of Black community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
25%
32%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Bakersfield College and the percentage of White community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Bakersfield College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bakersfield College.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.550.73
This chart display the diversity score of Bakersfield College and the community college average diversity score of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
23%
29%
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.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$34,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Bakersfield College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

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
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Bakersfield College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,008$6,797
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Bakersfield College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%78%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Bakersfield College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$11,398$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Bakersfield College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,684$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Bakersfield College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Acceptance Rate100%96%
This chart display the percent admitted of Bakersfield College and the community college average percent admitted of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 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: 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.

Nearby Schools

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  • Kaplan College-Bakersfield
    Private, for profit
    393 students | 6.20 Mi1914 Wible Road
    Bakersfield CA  93304
    (661)836-6300
    6.20393
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    Bakersfield CA  93309
    (661)834-0126
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    Blythe CA  92225
    (760)921-5500
    10.703,446
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    Taft CA  93268
    (661)763-7700
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