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Bakersfield College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Bakersfield College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much 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

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, 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.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bakersfield College?

Acceptance Rate

Bakersfield College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Bakersfield College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bakersfield College, the student to faculty ratio is 31 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much 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 26,380 undergraduates at Bakersfield College with 7,678 being full-time and 18,702 being part-time.

Bakersfield College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Bakersfield College make about $29,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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

Located in Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield College is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Bakersfield makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 NA
Real Estate 0 NA
General Sales & Marketing 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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

Learn more about online learning at Bakersfield College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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