San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield

  • 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 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 55% over five years.
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty45 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment632 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:124:1
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# Full-Time Students632 students2,015 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
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% Asian
2%
12%
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% Hispanic
59%
47%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
24%
23%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.590.70
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College Completion Rate
53%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $16,492 is less than the state average of $21,060. The private state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$16,492$21,060
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%77%
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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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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield is Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield (0.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 309 students | 0.50 Mi5300 California Avenue
    Bakersfield, CA 93309
    (661) 835-1100
    0.50309
  • 26,380 students | 6.40 Mi1801 Panorama Dr
    Bakersfield, CA 93305
    (661) 395-4011
    6.4026,380
  • 5,968 students | 36.20 Mi29 Cougar Court
    Taft, CA 93268
    (661) 763-7700
    36.205,968
  • 13,909 students | 45.30 Mi3041 West Ave K
    Lancaster, CA 93536
    (661) 722-6300
    45.3013,909
  • 4,350 students | 48.20 Mi100 E College Ave
    Porterville, CA 93257
    (559) 791-2200
    48.204,350
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