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Bakersfield College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Bakersfield College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bakersfield College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bakersfield College was awarded 26 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Bakersfield College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

See all of the rankings for Bakersfield College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Bakersfield College?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Bakersfield College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Bakersfield College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Bakersfield College, this rate is 31 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bakersfield College is 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bakersfield College

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Average Overall Diversity at Bakersfield College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 23,195 undergraduates at Bakersfield College with 6,829 being full-time and 16,366 being part-time.

Bakersfield College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Bakersfield College scored 50.56 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  50.56 out of 100
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How Much Does Bakersfield College Cost?

The overall average net price of Bakersfield College is $5,425. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bakersfield College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bakersfield College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,696 a year. That adds up to $22,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bakersfield College is 15.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Bakersfield College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bakersfield College make around $29,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 25% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Bakersfield College make the most money.

Location of Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College is a public institution situated in Bakersfield, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Bakersfield College

Contact details for Bakersfield College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93305-1299
Phone: 661-395-4011

Bakersfield College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 12 NA
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 NA
Horticulture 0 NA
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 NA
General Biology 0 NA
Accounting 0 NA
Business Administration & Management 0 NA
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 NA
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 NA
General Business/Commerce 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bakersfield College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bakersfield College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 6,309 students took at least one online class at Bakersfield College. This is an increase from the 4,904 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,309 1,875
2016-2017 4,904 1,567
2015-2016 4,436 1,333
2014-2015 3,771 1,278
2013-2014 2,842 947

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