San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield

201 New Stine Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93309-0000
Tel: (661)834-0126
  • 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 632 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield is one of 6 community colleges within Kern County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield (0.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 55% over five years.
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty45 staff92 staff
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 632 has declined by 42% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment632 students7,516 students
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio14:144:1
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students632 students1,613 students
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Black (2007-2016)
% White
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield 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.0.590.73
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2014)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$34,900
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $16,492 is less than the state average of $18,802. The private state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$16,492$18,802
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%78%
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$19,298$9,500
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2014)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,454$5,500
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2014)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,802 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.