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Bakersfield College Data & Information Overview

76 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
10% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Bakersfield College Ranked?

#1,167 Best Colleges in Nation
#130 Best Colleges in CA
Nursing Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Bakersfield College was awarded 76 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Bakersfield College as #1,167 out of 2,238 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Bakersfield College held the #1,413 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Bakersfield College also holds the #130 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bakersfield College?

Open Admissions Policy

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

28 to 1 Student to Faculty
50% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bakersfield College, the student to faculty ratio is 28 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 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bakersfield College

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Bakersfield College Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,388 Full-Time Undergraduates
81.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
59.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,903 undergraduates at Bakersfield College with 7,388 being full-time and 17,515 being part-time.

How Much Does Bakersfield College Cost?

$5,495 Net Price
$16,380 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Bakersfield College is $5,495. 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.

The student loan default rate at Bakersfield College is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Bakersfield College Graduates Make?

$33,821 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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 $33,821 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 20% 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

California State
7,388 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Bakersfield College is a public institution located in Bakersfield, California. 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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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

65 Majors With Completions
4,393 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 17 NA
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 NA
Agricultural Mechanization 0 NA
Agricultural Production 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

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

Online Learning at Bakersfield College

68% Take At Least One Class Online
43% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 16,680 students took at least one online class at Bakersfield College. This is a decrease from the 24,266 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 16,680 10,420
2019-2020 24,266 23,951
2018-2019 8,066 2,783
2017-2018 6,309 1,875
2016-2017 4,904 1,567

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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