California State University Bakersfield

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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
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