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IPEDS ID: 109819
OPE ID: 00111800
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Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299
General information:  (661) 395-4011
Website:  www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  24,903 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  29 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty350350
Instructional350350
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees
In-state$1,325$1,325$1,325$1,4187.0%
Out-of-state$7,261$7,261$7,737$9,90828.1%
Books and supplies$1,854$1,854$1,971$1,080-45.2%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$13,293$13,293$14,189$16,58016.9%
Other$4,241$4,106$4,690$4,642-1.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,374$4,374$4,690$4,163-11.2%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
In-state
Off Campus$20,713$20,578$22,175$23,7207.0%
Off Campus with Family$7,553$7,553$7,986$6,661-16.6%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$26,649$26,514$28,587$32,21012.7%
Off Campus with Family$13,489$13,489$14,398$15,1515.2%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,95089%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,95089%$12,372,300$6,345
Federal grants1,38463%$7,166,973$5,178
Pell grants1,38263%$7,021,373$5,081
Other federal grants34616%$145,600$421
State/local government grant or scholarships1,94188%$5,095,753$2,625
Institutional grants or scholarships29113%$109,574$377
Student loan aid70%$49,059$7,008
Federal student loans70%$49,059$7,008
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid115,750$62,639,354$3,977
Pell grants8,851$35,967,261$4,064
Federal student loans277$1,849,911$6,678
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Average net price$6,777$6,390$6,930
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2017-20182018-20192019-2020
$0 – $30,000$5,353$4,086$5,084
$30,001 – $48,000$4,716$4,886
$48,001 – $75,000$7,199$7,744
$75,001 – $110,000$9,025$10,574
$110,001 and more$5,923
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)24,903
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,060
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 30%
Part-time: 70%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 69%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 18%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 71%
25 and over: 29%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 100%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 96%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 3%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 23 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2020.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 21%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 20%
Female: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 17%
Asian: 30%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 19%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 30%
Two or more races: 24%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 34%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 32%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 3%
Received an Associate's degree: 37%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 16%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 6%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 14%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 41%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 8%
Received an Associate's degree: 42%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 40%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 20%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 9%
Received an Associate's degree: 28%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 17%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations73-1
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology/Technician13-4
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production21-1
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General3-1
Crop Production15-2
Category total125-9
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician11-4
Category total11-4
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies0--
Category total0--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General263--
Category total263--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping18-12
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0-9
Business Administration and Management, General153--
Business/Commerce, General--14
Office Management and Supervision7--
Real Estate0--
Retail Management--0
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General1-0
Category total179-35
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism15--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric131-70
Category total146-70
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects--0
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician--6
Recording Arts Technology/Technician--19
Category total--25
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance--8
Computer Programming/Programmer, General0--
Computer Science20-0
Information Technology0-0
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design1-0
Category total21-8
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology/Technician1-2
Carpentry/Carpenter0-0
Electrician1-11
Plumbing Technology/Plumber--5
Category total2-18
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General13-4
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager0--
Category total13-4
Engineering
Pre-Engineering14--
Category total14--
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General15-33
Electromechanical Technologies/Technicians, Other00-
Electromechanical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology/Technician1593
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General2--
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician1-2
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician4--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician7-2
Category total44940
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General42--
Category total42--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant152-210
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General6--
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management2-3
Category total160-213
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)41--
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation--3
Spanish Language and Literature56--
Category total97-3
Health Professions and Related Programs
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)1-89
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician3--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General9-4
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--18
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer24--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse122--
Category total159-111
History
History, General72--
Category total72--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections2--
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration209--
Criminal Justice/Police Science0--
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician27-1
Fire Science/Fire-fighting--0
Wildland/Forest Firefighting and Investigation3--
Category total241-1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1,823-1,520
Category total1,823-1,520
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General40--
Category total40--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician19-78
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, General17-16
Category total36-94
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forestry, General24-0
Category total24-0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology32--
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General0--
Category total32--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy7--
Category total7--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General4--
Geology/Earth Science, General0--
Physics, General31--
Category total35--
Precision Production
Cabinetmaking and Millwork1--
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist--45
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking--0
Welding Technology/Welder6-44
Category total7-89
Psychology
Psychology, General291--
Category total291--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General27-8
Category total27-8
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General22--
Economics, General30--
International Relations and Affairs1--
Political Science and Government, General42--
Sociology, General92--
Category total187--
Transportation and Materials Moving
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation--0
Category total--0
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General44--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General14--
Graphic Design1-0
Music, General16--
Visual and Performing Arts, General11--
Category total86-0
Grand total4,18492,252
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 80%
Part-time students: 50%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time46%63%
200 percent of normal time54%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2019-2020 Varsity Athletes
CCCAAMenWomen
Baseball30
Basketball2012
Beach Volleyball11
Football94
Golf64
Soccer2826
Softball17
Swimming2212
Tennis107
Track and Field, Outdoor3417
Track and Field, X-Country239
Volleyball17
Wrestling29
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1952)10/01/2025
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since ((!)10/01/1972)11/01/2024
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/102614.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape111
d. Fondling032
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape001
g. Robbery130
h. Aggravated assault002
i. Burglary13106
j. Motor vehicle theft896
k. Arson220
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence100
b. Dating violence210
c. Stalking381
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations032
c. Liquor law violations241
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate16.3%15.1%22.5%
Number in default465687
Number in repayment281370386
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)