Bakersfield College (BC)

Bakersfield, CA

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Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College Student Essentials

Bakersfield College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.bakersfieldcollege.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,324
Out-of-State Tuition: $7,484
Retention Rate: 73%
Enrollment: 24,675
Year Established: 1913

About BC

No matter what your background or your academic or career interests are, Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California will most likely have a program to meet your needs.

Bakersfield’s standard associate’s degree programs are categorized to help students clarify their career and academic interests. That is, majors are grouped together under general areas of interest such as business and management, health services, public services and the arts, helping students to narrow down their options based on their interests.

Based on the subject area, Bakersfield’s degrees either prepare you for a career or for a transfer to a four-year university.

Beyond these programs, Bakersfield has many other offerings such as classes specifically designed for students aged 55 years and over.

Other programs include a learning resource center, which provides basic skills instruction in English and math as well as workforce preparation.

Bakersfield also offers career and academic preparation for high school students as well as for those who are unemployed or facing financial challenges.

Probably one of its most outstanding student life offerings is Bakersfield’s award-winning student newspaper. In addition, there are a host of academic, political, artistic, social and environmental student clubs and organizations.

Bakersfield has an open admissions policy. However, certain programs, such as the one in registered nursing, have additional requirements and a separate application.

Tuition is significantly lower for California state residents and for non-residents who attended high school in California. Tuition may also be waived or at least lowered further for certain populations, including veterans.

Financial aid is provided to students who meet certain eligibility requirements.

BC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

60% of students gave Bakersfield College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

Bakersfield College is an all around great community college. Students are given proper one-on-one counseling and help when needed. They have a fitness center available, which i thought was great to use as relaxation time. Furthermore, many clubs are available to feel part of the school and earn leadership skills.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2011

Overall Rating

I've just started but so far Bakersfield college has been a good choice for me.I've gained confedence and skills. I look forward to compleating my courses and bettering my life. The only problems Ive had are waiting for classes because they fill up fast.My advise to others is to look for every advantage you can for inrollment instead of coming up short.


BC Map & Location

Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305


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Getting Around BC

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Bakersfield, CA

Winter
Dec
57
39
Jan
56
39
Feb
63
43
Spring
Mar
69
47
Apr
75
50
May
84
58
Summer
Jun
91
64
Jul
97
70
Aug
96
69
Fall
Sep
90
64
Oct
79
55
Nov
66
45

BC Students

Total Students 24,675

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 53%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 30%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 53%
African American 8%
Caucasian 30%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 21%
Part-Time 79%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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