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Bakersfield College Overview

Located in Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Bakersfield College Known For?

6,196 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Bakersfield College is the bachelor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 54% of the faculty were full-time.

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Bakersfield College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Bakersfield College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bakersfield College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Foreign Languages & Linguistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular History Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Bakersfield College?

Location of Bakersfield College

Contact details for Bakersfield College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93305-1299
Phone: 661-395-4011
Website: www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/

How Do I Get Into Bakersfield College?

You can apply to Bakersfield College online at: https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/apply

As long as you submit the requested materials to Bakersfield College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Bakersfield College?

1% Take Out Loans
15.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bakersfield College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,696 a year. That adds up to $22,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bakersfield College is 15.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Bakersfield College Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,678 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 26,380 undergraduate students at Bakersfield College, with 7,678 being full-time and 18,702 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Bakersfield College

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,678 full-time undergraduates at Bakersfield College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Bakersfield College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bakersfield College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Bakersfield College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 341
Black or African American 334
Hispanic or Latino 5,338
White 1,287
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 328

Over 32 countries are represented at Bakersfield College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Bakersfield College

1,875 Took All Classes Online
6,309 Took At Least One Class Online
19.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 6,309 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bakersfield College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Bakersfield College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bakersfield College was 19.1%. This is the #930 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bakersfield College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bakersfield College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,273 1,390 0 2,663
Human Development & Family Studies 351 133 49 0 533
Communication & Media Studies 172 146 0 0 318
General Biology 0 297 0 0 297
General Psychology 0 216 0 0 216
Allied Health Professions 181 23 4 0 208
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 174 0 0 174
Business Administration & Management 0 166 0 0 166
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 98 6 30 0 134
Nursing 0 111 0 0 111
Precision Metal Working 83 8 9 0 100
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 77 0 21 0 98
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 43 19 6 0 68
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 44 11 13 0 68
Sociology 0 66 0 0 66
Accounting 0 36 19 0 55
History 0 54 0 0 54
Human Services 20 34 0 0 54
Fine & Studio Arts 0 51 0 0 51
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 50 0 0 50
Romance Languages 0 42 0 0 42
Fire Protection 0 31 10 0 41
Agricultural Production 0 35 5 0 40
American Sign Language 0 40 0 0 40
Business Support & Assistant Services 14 10 13 0 37
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 5 19 0 12 36
Political Science & Government 0 36 0 0 36
Culinary Arts 0 26 9 0 35
Mathematics 0 32 0 0 32
Health & Physical Education 0 31 0 0 31
General Business/Commerce 24 0 0 0 24
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 4 20 0 24
Economics 0 20 0 0 20
Design & Applied Arts 0 6 14 0 20
Forestry 0 17 2 0 19
General English Literature 0 18 0 0 18
Physics 0 18 0 0 18
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 17 0 17
Computer Science 0 17 0 0 17
Architectural Sciences & Technology 6 8 0 0 14
Drama & Theater Arts 0 14 0 0 14
Journalism 0 13 0 0 13
Music 0 13 0 0 13
Graphic Communications 0 0 12 0 12
Philosophy 0 12 0 0 12
General Engineering 0 11 0 0 11
Health/Medical Prep Programs 11 0 0 0 11
Anthropology 0 11 0 0 11
Health Sciences & Services 0 9 0 0 9
Environmental Control Technology 0 1 7 0 8
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 6 0 6
Industrial Production Technology 0 6 0 0 6
Information Technology 0 0 5 0 5
Chemistry 0 5 0 0 5
Building Management & Inspection 0 2 2 0 4
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 4 0 0 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 3 0 0 3
Horticulture 0 0 1 0 1
Computer Information Systems 0 1 0 0 1
General Engineering Technology 0 1 0 0 1
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 1 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0
Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,129 3,390 1,665 12 6,196

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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