• San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) prepares graduates for professional success in business, medical, and technical career fields. The College serves a diverse student population with a common interest in professional development through career-focused higher education. The College is committed to student development through the achievement of measurable learning outcomes, emphasizing a balance of hands-on training and academic instruction. The College identifies and responds to the educational and employment needs of the communities it serves. The College is committed to the success of every student. SJVC's Bakersfield campus also has a wide variety of medical programs available. If you're interested in becoming a Medical Assistant or a Lab Technician, SJVC Bakersfield has a program in Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting. If you'd rather help people improve their smile, SJVC has programs for Dental Assisting. Not only that, but our Bakersfield location also offers classes for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Pharmacy Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology and Therapeutic Massage. With so many medical programs available, SJVC Bakersfield is great if you're interested in getting involved in the growing medical field.

School Highlights

San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield serves 740 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 740 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,492
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 76%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
45 staff
308 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
22
11

Student Body

The student population of San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
740 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
740 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
882 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
740 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
2%
14%
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% Hispanic
63%
45%
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% Black
5%
5%
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% White
24%
26%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.54
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
53%
27%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,900
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $16,492 is less than the state average of $20,540. The private state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$16,492
$20,540
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$19,298
$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,453
$5,000
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield cost?

San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield's private state tuition is approximately $16,492.

What is San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield's ranking?

San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 740 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,492
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 76%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

Kern County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Kern County, CA is California Aeronautical University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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