- The teacher population of 506 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Bakersfield College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||506 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||19,428 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||38:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||-||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||-||5,903 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||-|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,900||$34,600|
|Total Sports Offered||14 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Cheering, Cross Country,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Bakersfield College is Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield (6.1 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 562 students | 6.10 Mi5300 California Avenue
Bakersfield,  CA  93309
- 393 students | 6.20 Mi1914 Wible Road
Bakersfield,  CA  93304
- 632 students | 6.40 Mi201 New Stine Rd.
Bakersfield,  CA  93309
- 3,446 students | 10.70 MiOne College Drive
Blythe,  CA  92225
- 5,217 students | 32.80 Mi29 Cougar Court
Taft,  CA  93268
Against massive budget cuts, community colleges have been forced to take drastic measures, including cutting entire programs ranging from the culinary arts to athletics.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.