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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
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:  22,710 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  32 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
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
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 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty292298
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,710$1,710$1,791$1,8543.5%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,500$8,500$12,492$13,2936.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Off Campus$15,404$15,406$19,767$20,7134.8%
Off Campus with Family$6,228$6,230$7,140$7,5535.8%
Off Campus$21,200$22,182$26,263$26,6491.5%
Off Campus with Family$12,024$13,006$13,636$13,489-1.1%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid11,41772%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,41172%$7,497,272$5,313
Federal grants1,17260%$5,102,452$4,354
Pell grants1,16959%$5,003,470$4,280
Other federal grants26513%$98,982$374
State/local government grant or scholarships1,16059%$2,352,984$2,028
Institutional grants or scholarships764%$41,836$550
Student loan aid261%$143,618$5,524
Federal student loans251%$141,118$5,645
Other student loans(*)0%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid112,04953%$39,141,383$3,249
Pell grants7,76234%$25,761,468$3,319
Federal student loans3832%$2,590,988$6,765
  • 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.
Average net price$4,412$4,409$6,645
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 Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$2,922$2,907$5,217
$30,001 – $48,000$3,087$3,625$5,999
$48,001 – $75,000$5,040$6,173$8,966
$75,001 – $110,000$6,892$7,463$10,549
$110,001 and more$9,627$12,027
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)22,710
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,057
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 29%
Part-time: 71%Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 68%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 20%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 67%
25 and over: 33%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 99%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • 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: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%
  • 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, 27 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 23%
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: 22%
Female: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 20%
Asian: 23%
Black or African American: 16%
Hispanic/Latino: 19%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 34%
Two or more races: 21%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 13%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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 provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates 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, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. 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.
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 32%
Received award in 8 years: 35%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 3%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 56%
Received award in 6 years: 22%
Received award in 8 years: 23%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 3%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 65%
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 11%
Received award in 8 years: 15%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 3%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 61%
Received award in 6 years: 7%
Received award in 8 years: 8%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 3%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 67%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations224
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production135
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General52
Crop Production72
Category total4713
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician93
Category total93
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies0-
Category total0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General84-
Category total84-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping2019
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General415
Business Administration and Management, General1100
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-1
Business/Commerce, General-22
Real Estate00
Retail Management-1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General51
Category total13959
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant-11
Category total-11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7068
Category total7768
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-3
Computer Programming/Programmer, General1-
Computer Science90
Information Technology30
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design00
Category total133
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology20
Plumbing Technology/Plumber-3
Category total318
Category total2-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General938
Engineering Technology, General0-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician31
Category total1239
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General16-
Category total16-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant59243
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management13
Category total60246
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)33-
Spanish Language and Literature20-
Category total53-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-211
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other-13
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-23
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-130
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist-22
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer2122
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse125-
Category total146421
History, General33-
Category total33-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science87-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician2120
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-0
Wildland/Forest Firefighting and Investigation40
Category total11420
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies138-
Category total138-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General13-
Category total13-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician956
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General853
Category total17109
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forestry, General85
Category total85
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General2-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science20-
Category total22-
Personal and Culinary Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General915
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager3-
Category total1215
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total2-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General6-
Geology/Earth Science, General2-
Physics, General15-
Category total23-
Precision Production
Cabinetmaking and Millwork01
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-15
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking-5
Welding Technology/Welder1085
Category total10106
Psychology, General1000
Category total1000
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General2911
Category total2911
Social Sciences
Economics, General2-
International Relations and Affairs0-
Political Science and Government, General26-
Category total63-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation-0
Category total-0
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General23-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5-
Graphic Design1516
Music, General5-
Visual and Performing Arts, General0-
Category total4816
Grand total1,2931,163
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, 2016-2017
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
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
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
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
Beach Volleyball14
Track and Field, Outdoor2519
Track and Field, X-Country1712
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges1/1/1952 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)10/1/1972 - 6/20/2017Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession120
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape000
Aggravated assault110
Motor vehicle theft238
  • 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.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate20.4%21.4%21.3%
Number in default110134133
Number in repayment539626623
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)