Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 16,900
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Highest degree awarded: Bachelor's
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential // higher part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 0%

Male/Female: 42% / 58% (2017)

First generation college students: 63.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 8.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2017)

Test scores for admission:


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 40.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 19.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 12.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 8.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 20.0%
Black: 5.1%
Hispanic: 65.4%
Asian: 4.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.4%
Non-resident alien: 0.2%
Unknown race: 1.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $13,485
In-State tuition: $1,430
Out-of-State tuition: $9,380

Estimated books and supplies: $1,125 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board:
Estimated on-campus other fees:

Estimated off-campus room & board: $17,253 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $0 (2022)

Average Family Income: $25,820 (2017)
Median Family Income: $18,202 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 28.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 0.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $8,312 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $88 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $4,755
$30k-48k $5,239
$48k-75k $7,033
$75k-110k $10,333
$110k+ $0

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 0%
6-year graduation rate: 21%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 91.2% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $8,312 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $9,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 71.8% (2015)
@3 year 75.0% (2017)
@5 year


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 19.0% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 22.7% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $33,210 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $40,103 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection. 2
Associate's Degree Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology. 57
Associate's Degree Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology. 11
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 128
Associate's Degree Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Precision Metal Working. 92
Associate's Degree Precision Metal Working. 8
Associate's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Design and Applied Arts. 14
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 6
Associate's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 14
Associate's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 51
Associate's Degree Music. 13
Associate's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 9
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 185
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 23
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 11
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 111 $9,419 $98 $79,025 ($6,585) $84,672 ($7,056)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants. 98
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business/Commerce, General. 24
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 166
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 19
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 36
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 27
Associate's Degree Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 10
Associate's Degree History. 54
Associate's Degree Sociology. 66
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 5
Associate's Degree Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 19
Bachelor's Degree Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 7
Associate's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 1
Associate's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 49
Associate's Degree Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 19
Associate's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 42
Associate's Degree American Sign Language. 40
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 400
Associate's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 133
Associate's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 18
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1390
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1273 $32,328 ($2,694)
Associate's Degree Biology, General. 297
Associate's Degree Mathematics. 32
Associate's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 31
Associate's Degree Philosophy. 12
Associate's Degree Chemistry. 5
Associate's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Associate's Degree Physics. 18
Associate's Degree Psychology, General. 216 $44,668 ($3,722)
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 174
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Fire Protection. 10
Associate's Degree Fire Protection. 31
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Services, General. 20
Associate's Degree Human Services, General. 34
Associate's Degree Anthropology. 11
Associate's Degree Economics. 20
Associate's Degree Political Science and Government. 36
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical and Power Transmission Installers. 20
Associate's Degree Electrical and Power Transmission Installers. 4
Associate's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 50
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Agricultural Production Operations. 5
Associate's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 35
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Forestry. 2
Associate's Degree Forestry. 17
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Architectural Sciences and Technology. 6
Associate's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Communication and Media Studies. 172
Associate's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 146
Associate's Degree Journalism. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians. 17
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Graphic Communications. 12
Associate's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 1
Associate's Degree Computer Science. 17
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Culinary Arts and Related Services. 9
Associate's Degree Culinary Arts and Related Services. 26
Associate's Degree Engineering, General. 11
Associate's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 1


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $97,866
Full time faculty: 48%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 28.0

School's endowment start of year: $12,624,306 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $15,439,229 (2022)