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Is Bakersfield College a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. So we've gathered facts about Bakersfield College veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Bakersfield College G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on Bakersfield College:

How Does Bakersfield College Rank for Veterans?

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Each year, College Factual releases its Best Schools for Veterans ranking to highlight those colleges and universities that do a great job of supporting veterans while they continue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Bakersfield College at #1,321.The school also ranked #71 in our Best for Vets in California ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. Below you'll find how Bakersfield College did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 662

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at Bakersfield College ranked compared to those at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 76
Best Health Sciences & Services Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 86
Best Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 185
Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 193
Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Colleges for Veterans 200
Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 207
Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Colleges for Veterans 221
Best Radiologic Technology Colleges for Veterans 230
Best General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences Colleges for Veterans 263
Best Health Sciences & Services Colleges for Veterans 338

How Many Veterans Go to Bakersfield College?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

According to the VA, there are 117 G.I. Bill® students at Bakersfield College. There are 24,903 students enrolled at Bakersfield College. This means that approximately 0.47% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Counseling Support
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Bakersfield College does have a student veterans group.

Does Bakersfield College Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
Bakersfield College might offer college credit for knowledge you have gained from life experience. Check with the school for more details.

If you have specialized military training, Bakersfield College may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

Bakersfield College Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at Bakersfield College.

Complaints to the VA About Bakersfield College

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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