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 Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College - Bakersfield, CA

1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

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Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:17,619( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:29 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
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
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $766 $766 $1,046 -27%
Out-of-state $6,394 $6,842 $6,730 2%
Books and supplies $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 0%
Other $3,996 $3,996 $3,996 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,194 $3,194 $3,194 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,404 $2,404 $2,684 0%
Off Campus $14,900 $14,900 $15,180 -7%
Off Campus with Family $5,598 $5,598 $5,878 0%
On Campus $8,032 $8,480 $8,368 0%
Off Campus $20,528 $20,976 $20,864 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,226 $11,674 $11,562 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,008
In-state fees $38
Out-of-state tuition $5,852
Out-of-state fees $878
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,145 72% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,142 72% $5,234,819 $4,584
Federal grants 947 60% $4,174,828 $4,408
Pell grants 947 60% $4,054,278 $4,281
Other federal grants 146 9% $120,550 $826
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,129 71% $1,059,991 $939
Institutional grants or scholarships Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Student loan aid 57 4% $283,545 $4,974
Federal student loans 57 4% $283,545 $4,974
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 11,888 61% $35,239,736 $2,964
Pell grants 8,084 41% $27,551,694 $3,408
Federal student loans 997 5% $5,740,101 $5,757


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 $3,268 $3,509 $3,516
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $2,290 $2,545 $2,609
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable $7,966
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 17,619
Undergraduate enrollment 17,619
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 774
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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 2011.


Baseball 32-
Basketball 2217
Football 98-
Golf 105
Soccer -23
Softball -18
Swimming 1513
Tennis 1011
Track and Field, Outdoor 3224
Track and Field, X-Country 1019
Volleyball -20
Wrestling 20-


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1952 Accredited


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

10/01/1972 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations00 2
Liquor law violations420
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 003
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 8911
Motor vehicle theft 131117
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• 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


Default Rate26.6%
Number in default75
Number in repayment281

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00111800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations2--
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production71-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General111
Crop Production2-1
Category total1222
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician9-14
Category total9-14
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Ethnic Studies4--
Category total4--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General71--
Category total71--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping11-10
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General5-10
Business Administration and Management, General73--
Business/Commerce, General--23
Real Estate3-2
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General1-2
Category total93-47
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric32-20
Category total33-20
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General1--
Computer Science2--
Information Technology3--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design4--
Category total10--
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total-9-
Engineering Colleges
Category total1--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General4--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician42-
Category total82-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General15--
Category total15--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant336143
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management-11
Category total337144
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
American Sign Language (ASL)9--
Spanish Language and Literature11--
Category total20--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)--92
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other--17
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-20-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--101
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer15--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse126--
Category total14120210
History Colleges
History, General28--
Category total28--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science41--
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician1681
Category total5981
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies207--
Category total207--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General6--
Category total6--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-186
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General314-
Category total3326
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Forestry, General53-
Category total53-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General3--
Category total3--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General4-8
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager1--
Category total5-8
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total4--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2--
Physics, General3--
Category total5--
Precision Production Colleges
Cabinetmaking and Millwork1--
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist--70
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking-2-
Welding Technology/Welder--31
Category total12101
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General57--
Category total57--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General25-8
Category total25-8
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General2--
International Relations and Affairs1--
Political Science and Government, General6--
Category total33--
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation-4-
Category total-4-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General11--
Graphic Design10-1
Music, General2--
Category total23-1
Grand total91489562