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California State University-Bakersfield&

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,632 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
8,487 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
84.5% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
433 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at California State University-Bakersfield is $5,472, which is $1,519 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,632, which is 303% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,744 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 $6,143.

In 2016, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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California State University-Bakersfield received 8,487 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.65% annual growth. Out of those 8,487 applicants, 5,756 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.8% acceptance rate.

There were 9,341 students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield in 2016, and N/A of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Bakersfield has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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California State University-Bakersfield has a total enrollment of 9,341 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Bakersfield is 7,892 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,449. This means that 84.5% of students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Bakersfield, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.6% Hispanic or Latino, 20.6% White, 6.97% Asian, 6.19% Black or African American, 3.01% Two or More Races, 0.59% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (27.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.5%) and White Female (7.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (3.02%), followed by White Female (2.13%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0.96%).

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In 2016, 749 more women than men graduated from California State University-Bakersfield. The majority of students graduating from California State University-Bakersfield are Hispanic or Latino. These 1,025 graduates mean that there were 1.5 times more Hispanic or Latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 682 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at California State University-Bakersfield is General Business Administration & Management with 315 graduates, followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences with 218 graduates and General Psychology with 175 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at California State University-Bakersfield, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Physical Sciences, with 67 graduates, followed by Public Administration and Social Service with 121 graduates and Natural Resources & Conservation with 33 graduates.


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California State University-Bakersfield has an endowment valued at nearly $19.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $414,606 (2.1%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, California State University-Bakersfield had a total expenditure of $136M. Of that $136M, they spent $59M on salaries and $23.8M on benefits.

California State University-Bakersfield employs 90 Lecturers, 75 Professors, and 54 Associate professors. Most academics at California State University-Bakersfield are Female Lecturers (53), Male Professors (52), and Male Lecturers (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Bakersfield are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 139 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 108 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 58 employees.



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