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 Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 506 staff 86 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 Enrollment 19,428 students 7,105 students
Bakersfield College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1 44:1
Bakersfield College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students - 1,483 students
Bakersfield College Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students - 5,622 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. 0.55 0.73
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 -
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 $6,773. 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 $6,773
Bakersfield College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76% 78%
Bakersfield College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $11,398 -
Bakersfield College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,684 -
Bakersfield College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
Acceptance Rate 100% 95%
Bakersfield College Percent Admitted (2014-2016)


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,
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?
Kern County, CA 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 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Kern County, CA is Taft College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.