Bakersfield College in Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

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Bakersfield College offers 333-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 31:1. 1 high safety campus. 45.1% are women, and 54.9% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bakersfield College is 3849$, that is at the level of national average. 20% of full-time Bakersfield College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $29,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bakersfield College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bakersfield College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$3,544
$30,001 - $48,000$3,805
$48,001 - $75,000$6,174
$75,001 - $110,000$7,031



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


12795 of Bakersfield College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 68 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bakersfield College number 63 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

Students at Bakersfield College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduation Rate


Bakersfield College graduation rate is below the national average.

20% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bakersfield College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bakersfield College is 31:1, that means that for every 31 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Bakersfield College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bakersfield College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in California.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Bakersfield College

The campus located by 1801 Panorama Drive address in Bakersfield, California.


Bakersfield College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bakersfield College with 0.17% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Bakersfield College are motor vehicle theft, burglary, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bakersfield College offers 333 programs in total: 171 are for Associate's degree, 81 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 81 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 748 universities in California state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree. Bakersfield College is one of the few institutions in California that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the California state average data to help you compare.


Bakersfield College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 11458 students with 343731 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bakersfield College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Good staff , fun event .

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Overall Rating:

I'd really like to give it one star.

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Overall Rating:

Looking back, I realize that BC is one of the best Community Colleges in CA. Yes, it's imperfect. But there is opportunity here for those who aren't quite sure what path they want to follow. I was the first in my family to ever attend college. I wasn't ready, but BC allowed me to learn how to study, to prepare for the rigors of four-year college. Most of the classes I took here transferred to the Univ. of CA, where I finished my B.S. in 5.5 years total. After that, I earned my doctorate from the Univ. of Arizona and did cancer research. My point is: it's okay to "start small", because it's where your journey takes you that really matters.

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Overall Rating:

Good college. Good surroundings near bakersfield college for an example, students can drive to east malls hills for shopping and/or restaurants. Also good professional are who bakersfiled college choose. Best service for deaf students.

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Overall Rating:

The professors are great! In all the classes I have taken here, I have only had one bad experience with a professor. The others have been approachable and really try and help you succeed. The main girl (Alana?) at the math hub is extremely great at math and never makes me feel dumb for asking a certain question. However the school itself needs to fix numerous issues. The parking is horrible, the school itself is overpopulated and it does not make sense since considering they have limited classes for most of the classes that are needed for you to transfer. The internet is slow, and they never have enough cashiers to ring you up at the student store(I have waited an hour and forty-five minutes to buy a lab manual). The counselors are the worst aspect about this school. They continuously advise students to take classes they do not need for their major. I last saw the counselor Pearl and she was so rude and seemed she hated being a counselor. Please do all students a favor and hire counselors that care about a students academic goal.

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Location & Website

Address: 1801 Panorama Dr


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6613954011

Institution is active in current year: 1

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