Explore how Santa Barbara Business College - Bakersfield compares to other colleges nationwide. Is the quality of the education you will receive on par with national and regional averages?
We were unable to rank Santa Barbara Business College - Bakersfield for overall quality. This usually means there was not enough data for all of the factors we use in our ranking system. Any data we do have is available below allowing you to see how the college is ranked on individual factors.
The average of the 25th and 75th percentile Math and Reading SAT scores, as reported by IPEDS is calculated.
Where ACT score is reported instead, the same calculation is performed using the composite score and a formula to convert that score to an equivalent SAT score. This factor neither hurt nor helped the overall standing.
The more resources a college can dedicate to supporting students' educational goals the better.
The student to faculty ratio measures how many students there are per instructional faculty member. The lower the ratio, the more potential there is for interaction with professors and individual support and attention when needed. About 26% of the colleges in our system rank as well or better on this factor.
This metric looks at how many instructors are full-time vs. part-time. The more full-time teachers the better, as they tend to have more time on campus to meet with students and are more invested in their jobs. About 74% of the colleges in our system rank as well or better on this factor.
A school can be doing a lot of things right, but if few of its students graduate, does it matter?
This measures how many freshmen return to the same school for the sophomore year. The higher the freshmen retention rate, the more likely these students were satisfied with the school, and the university is successfully supporting its first-year students.
This measures the number of students that were able to graduate with a degree in six years. The higher the rate of graduation, the more likely the college is delivering on its promise of a higher education, and students are receiving the support they need to complete their degree successfully.
A vast majority of students rely on student loans to earn a degree, with the expectation that their entry-level salaries will sufficiently cover the cost of these loans. Students who default on loans within three years after graduation may not have been provided with a sufficient education or may have overpaid for their degree. The lower the default rate on student loans the better. About 83% of the colleges in our system rank as well or better on this factor.
Compared to other schools, how much more money can a student expect to make by attending this university? This metric compares the salaries earned by students in each major at a college and calculates how much more or less money those students make than those graduating with the same major at other colleges. This measurement focuses on early career earnings.
This metric is similar to the starting salary measure above but focuses on the prolonged impact the college might have on a student by looking at the relative boost to earnings mid-career.