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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,196 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
29.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
263 Graduates

About the photo: Downtown Bakersfield, CA


The median in-state tuition at Bakersfield College is $1,288, which is $5,703 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $7,196, which is 558% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,180 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,409.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Bakersfield College has a total enrollment of 22,710 students. The full-time enrollment at Bakersfield College is 6,603 students and the part-time enrollment is 16,107. This means that 29.1% of students enrolled at Bakersfield College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bakersfield College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19.6% White, 4.14% Asian, 3.75% Black or African American, 3.08% Two or More Races, 0.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bakersfield College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (11.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (8.7%) and White Female (2.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 608 more women than men graduated from Bakersfield College. The majority of students graduating from Bakersfield College are Hispanic or Latino. These 1,495 graduates mean that there were 2.9 times more Hispanic or Latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 516 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Bakersfield College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 154 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 111 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 99 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Bakersfield College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Human Sciences, with 312 graduates, followed by Communications with 264 graduates and Precision Production with 112 graduates.


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Bakersfield College has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $777,846 (N/A), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Bakersfield College had a total expenditure of $196M. Of that $196M, they spent $50.8M on salaries and $15.8M on benefits.

Bakersfield College employs 284 Instructors, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Bakersfield College are Male Instructors (145), Female Instructors (139), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bakersfield College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 111 employees, Management, with 45 employees, and Service with 45 employees.



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