Bakersfield College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$6,645
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
15.1%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
23,195
29.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
22.8%
255 Graduates

About

Bakersfield College is a higher education institution located in Kern County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bakersfield College were .

In 2017, 2,456 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bakersfield College. 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,528 degrees), 2.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (625 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bakersfield College is $1,288, which is $-6,126 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bakersfield College is $1,288, which is $-6,126 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,645.

In 2017, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bakersfield College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Bakersfield College is $-6,126 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,645
2017 Value
50.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bakersfield College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,645. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bakersfield College grew by 50.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,492
Room and Board
$1,791
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bakersfield College was of $12,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,791. The cost of room and board increased by 47% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.74% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
2%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Bakersfield College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 11.7% with respect to 2016, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
15.1%
2016 Default Rate
56
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bakersfield College was 15.1%, which represents 56 out of the 370 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Bakersfield College has a total enrollment of 23,195 students. The full-time enrollment at Bakersfield College is 6,829 students and the part-time enrollment is 16,366. This means that 29.4% of students enrolled at Bakersfield College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bakersfield College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.9% Hispanic or Latino, 20.5% White, 4.55% Black or African American, 4.39% Asian, 3.44% Two or More Races, 0.427% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bakersfield College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (37.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (29.6%) and White Female (9.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bakersfield College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,195 students. The full-time enrollment at Bakersfield College is 6,829 and the part-time enrollment is 16,366. This means that 29.4% of students enrolled at Bakersfield College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bakersfield College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Bakersfield College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    15,276
  2. White
    4,762
  3. Black or African American
    1,056

The enrolled student population at Bakersfield College is 65.9% Hispanic or Latino, 20.5% White, 4.55% Black or African American, 4.39% Asian, 3.44% Two or More Races, 0.427% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 71 students (0.306%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 440 more women than men received degrees from Bakersfield College. The majority of degree recipients at Bakersfield College are hispanic or latino (1,528 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (625 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bakersfield College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bakersfield College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (306 degrees awarded), Precision Production (116 degrees), and Agriculture (60 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bakersfield College are Elementary & middle school teachers (171,809 people), Other managers (143,833 people), Postsecondary teachers (69,970 people), Customer service representatives (65,900 people), and Marketing managers (65,701 people).

The most specialized majors at Bakersfield College are Human Sciences (306 degrees awarded), Precision Production (116 degrees), Agriculture (60 degrees), Language & Linguistics (53 degrees), and Communications (145 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bakersfield College are Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Sales engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Bakersfield College are Human Sciences (306 degrees awarded), Precision Production (116 degrees), Agriculture (60 degrees), Language & Linguistics (53 degrees), and Communications (145 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bakersfield College are Elementary & secondary schools (316,292 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (192,577 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (102,331 people), Computer Systems Design (94,682 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (88,666 people).

The most specialized majors at Bakersfield College are Human Sciences (306 degrees awarded), Precision Production (116 degrees), Agriculture (60 degrees), Language & Linguistics (53 degrees), and Communications (145 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bakersfield College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bakersfield College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,008
  2. 1,448

In 2017, 1,008 degrees were awarded to men at Bakersfield College, which is 0.696 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,448).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 142 degrees were awarded to men at Bakersfield College in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), which is 2.06 times more than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 286 degrees were awarded to women at Bakersfield College in Child Care Provider, which is 17.9 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (36.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bakersfield College is Female and White (36.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,528 degrees awarded
  2. White
    625 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bakersfield College is hispanic or latino (1,528 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (625 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    916 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    612 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    355 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bakersfield College is hispanic or latino female (916 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (612 degrees).

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Operations

Bakersfield College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.12M (NaNM%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Bakersfield College had a total salary expenditure of $243M. Bakersfield College employs 300 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Bakersfield College are Male Instructors (154), Female Instructors(146), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bakersfield College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 181 employees, Management, with 64 employees, and Service with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

Bakersfield College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bakersfield College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.52M - Federal
  2. $19.1M - State
  3. $2.14M - Local

As of 2017, Bakersfield College received $3.52M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19.1M from state grants and contracts, and $2.14M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$60.4M
2017 Salaries
10.8%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Bakersfield College paid a median of $60.4M in salaries, which represents 24.8% of their overall expenditure ($243M) and a 10.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.3% growth from 2015 and a 7.97% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$28.4M
Instructional Salaries
300
Number of Employees

In 2017, Bakersfield College paid a total of $28.4M to 300 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
300 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
181 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bakersfield College were Instructor with 300 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bakersfield College were Office and Administrative Support with 181 employees; Management with 64 employees; and Service with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bakersfield College was Male Instructor with 154 employees, Female Instructor with 146 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bakersfield College.

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