Barstow Community College

Tel: (760)252-2411
  • Barstow Community College is a two-year institution of higher education, committed to both student learning and success. The institution fosters an innovative learning environment that respects the diversity of individual backgrounds, abilities, cultures and interests. It prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The College provides vocational education and training programs and courses that give students the knowledge, skills and certification necessary for entry through advanced level employment and career advancement.
School Highlights
  • Barstow Community College serves 1,859 students (22% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Barstow Community College is one of 14 community colleges within San Bernardino County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Victor Valley College (30.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Barstow Community College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 67 staff 86 staff
Barstow Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,859 has declined by 41% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 55:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.72 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,859 students 7,105 students
Barstow Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 44:1
Barstow Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 403 students 1,483 students
Barstow Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,456 students 5,622 students
Barstow Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Barstow Community College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Barstow Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Barstow Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Barstow Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Barstow Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Barstow Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Barstow Community College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
Barstow Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Barstow Community 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. 0.72 0.73
Barstow Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Barstow Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $35,500 -
Barstow Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,104 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,400 is less than the state average of $6,773. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,104 $1,636
Barstow Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,400 $6,773
Barstow Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82% 78%
Barstow Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates - -
Median Debt for Dropouts - -
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College offers basic skill and enrichment programming for under-prepared and disadvantaged students as well as lifelong learning opportunities and continuing education courses for community members. It provides counseling and other support services to assist students in the identification of their goals and achievement of their personal, educational and employment potential. The College uses institutional research to advance its mission and its role in the community. The College works in partnership with military bases, local governments, agencies, businesses and schools to promote positive community development, economic growth, and change. Barstow College Learning Resource Center's mission is to serve the instructional and student support needs for the campus community through the following services: Library Tutoring Center Computer Commons Instructional Media Services. Barstow College offers Associate Degrees as well as Certificates. The intercollegiate athletic program at Barstow Community College consists of a combined 4 men's and women's varsity sport teams including baseball, men's and women's basketball, and women's softball. Barstow College's Counseling Department is staffed with professional counselors who offer individual counseling for students who want assistance in coping with the problems they face in everyday life. Issues relating to self-esteem, anxieties, relationships, and academic performance are common obstacles for college students.

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    San Bernardino CA  92410
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  • 104 students | 57.30 Mi1849 N. Wabash
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Did You Know?
For San Bernardino County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,906 per year for in-state students and $5,649 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

San Bernardino 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 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in San Bernardino County, CA is Barstow Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.