California State University Bakersfield

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School Overview

California State University, Bakersfield, also known as Cal State or CSU Bakersfield, is located in Bakersfield, CA. It is a publically funded university that has been around since the early 1970’s. CSU Bakersfield was the nineteenth school to become part of the California State University System. The school’s campus covers nearly 400 acres. There are more than 90 bachelor’s and 30 master’s degree programs offered at CSU Bakersfield.

General Information

Admission Office

9001 Stockdale Highway

Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

(661) 654-3036

(800) 788-2782

Fax: (661) 654-3389

Contact: Jacqueline Mimms

Director of Admissions
Main Address

9001 Stockdale Highway

Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

(661) 654-2011

www.csub.edu
Size

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,078

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55

Enrollment Rates

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55

Paper and online application fees may be waived for applicants with financial need.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,714 $4,077 $5,091 $5,314 +4.38%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,425 $1,638 $1,704 +4.03%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,537 $6,852 $6,678 $7,041 +5.44%
Other $3,483 $3,537 $3,594 $3,924 +9.18%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,794 $9,342 $8,874 $10,164 +14.54%
Other $3,711 $3,816 $3,903 $4,086 +4.69%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,120 $15,891 $17,001 $17,983 +5.78%
In-state Off Campus $16,605 $18,660 $19,506 $21,268 +9.03%
In-state with Family $5,100 $5,502 $6,729 $7,018 +4.29%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 739 82%
Grant or scholarship aid 739 82% $5,330,906 $7,214
• Federal grants 497 55% $2,097,775 $4,221
• Pell grants 497 55% $1,974,694 $3,973
• Other federal grants 180 20% $123,081 $684
State and local government grant or scholarships 477 53% $1,041,765 $2,184
Institutional scholarships or grants 566 63% $2,191,366 $3,872
Student loan financial aid 261 29% $897,191 $3,438
• Federal student loans 261 29% $882,346 $3,381
• Other student loans 2 0% $14,845 $7,423

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1301 368
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 35 5
Biology/biological Sciences, General 35 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 222 71
Business Administration and Management, General 222 71
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 73
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 73
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 9
Computer Science 9
Education 73 131
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 31
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 73
Education, General 100
English Language and Literature/letters 60 16
English Language and Literature, General 60 16
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 27 1
Spanish Language and Literature 27 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 90 14
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 90 14
History 37 2
History, General 37 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 104
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 104
Human Services, General 14 91
Public Administration 14 29
Social Work 62
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 216
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 216
Mathematics and Statistics 14 4
Mathematics, General 14 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 7 3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6 3
Natural Sciences 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 5
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other 5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 33
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 33
Physical Sciences 13
Chemistry, General 6
Geology/earth Science, General 5
Physics, General 2
Psychology 116 18
Industrial and organizational Psychology 17
Psychology, General 116 1
Social Sciences 121 12
Anthropology 5 4
Economics, General 14
Political Science and Government, General 25
Sociology 77 8
Visual and Performing Arts 32
Art/art Studies, General 25
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 2
Music, General 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Early Childhood Education B

English Language & Literature

American Literature B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Land Use Planning B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

California State University-Bakersfield Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (661) 654-2782
Website: www.csub.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Address: 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 10,816
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 43%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,415 (59% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,309
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,189
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $10,549

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

California State University-Bakersfield Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at California State University-Bakersfield.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 13
Engineering 3
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 12
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 21
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 31
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 52
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 3818

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at California State University-Bakersfield and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $7,309
Out-of-state $19,189
Books and supplies $2,002

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $8,743
Out-of-state $18,247

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,283 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,258 91% $10,549
Student loan aid 348 25% $5,254

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,004 79% $9,551
Federal student loans 3,016 34% $6,353

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for California State University-Bakersfield. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled California State University-Bakersfield students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 11,455 5,005 6,450
Percent admitted 100% 19% 26%
Percent admitted who enrolled 13% 11% 14%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

California State University-Bakersfield Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 10,816
Undergraduate enrollment 9,368
Graduate enrollment 1,448

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

California State University-Bakersfield Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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