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Barstow Community College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Barstow Community College Ranked?

#1,920 Best Colleges in Nation
#164 Best Colleges in CA
Sociology Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Barstow Community College as #1,920 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 Barstow Community College held the #2,016 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 170 colleges in California, Barstow Community College is ranked at #164.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Barstow Community College?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Since Barstow Community College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Barstow Community College Faculty

21 to 1 Student to Faculty
26% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Barstow Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 21 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

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 Barstow Community College is 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Barstow Community College

62% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Barstow Community College this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

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Barstow Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,057 Full-Time Undergraduates
70.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
73.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,444 undergraduates at Barstow Community College with 1,057 being full-time and 1,387 being part-time.

How Much Does Barstow Community College Cost?

$8,815 Net Price
7% Take Out Loans
$12,624 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Barstow Community College is $8,815. 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 Barstow Community 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 Barstow Community College, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $3,156 a year. That adds up to $12,624 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do Barstow Community College Graduates Make?

$29,917 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Barstow Community College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $29,917 in their early years. This is about 30% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Barstow Community College

California State
1,057 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Barstow Community College is a public institution situated in Barstow, California. Barstow is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Barstow Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2700 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311
Phone: 760-252-2411

Barstow Community College Majors

24 Majors With Completions
566 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Barstow Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Barstow Community College

99% Take At Least One Class Online
91% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 2,306 students took at least one online class at Barstow Community College. This is a decrease from the 2,408 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,306 2,119
2019-2020 2,408 2,342
2018-2019 2,500 1,510
2017-2018 2,206 1,313
2016-2017 2,170 1,312

Learn more about online learning at Barstow Community 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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