Bakersfield College

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General Information

Admission Office

1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 395-4301

Contact: Sue Vaughn
Director of Enrollment Services

Main Address

1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 395-4011


Total undergrads: 18,775
Degree-seeking undergrads: 11,827


Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Nursing and other allied health programs have additional admission requirements including required coursework.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations A
Animal Sciences A
Horticultural Services A
Horticulture, Ornamental A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Interior Design A
Music – General A
Photography A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Bacteriology A
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Management Information Systems A
Office Clerical Services A
Real Estate A

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism A
Journalism A

Communications Technologies
Communications Technologies – General A
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Data Processing Technology A

Construction Trades
Carpentry A
Masonry/Tile Setting A
Pipefitting A
Power/Electric Transmission A

Engineering Technologies
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering A
Drafting and Design Technology A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A
Foods/Nutrition Studies A
Institutional Food Production A

Foreign Language & Literature
German A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Assistance A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automotive Technology A

Natural Resources & Conservation
Forestry – General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A

Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Related Services A

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Precision Production Trades
Woodworking A

Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Police Science A

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Criminology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas 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.

Bakersfield College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (661) 395-4011
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93305-1299
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 26,380
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 28 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 18,314 (69% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,325
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,737
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,685

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

Bakersfield College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bakersfield College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 84
Architecture and Related Services 11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 125
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 54
Construction Trades 73
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 651
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 42
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 84
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 44
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 42
Natural Resources and Conservation 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Personal and Culinary Services 22
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Precision Production 62
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 5
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 25
Grand total 80681

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bakersfield College 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 2019-2020
In-state $1,325
Out-of-state $7,737
Books and supplies $1,971

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,974 89%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,973 89% $5,685
Student loan aid 14 1% $5,255

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 15,664 64% $3,411
Federal student loans 300 1% $7,197

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Admissions Considerations

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

Bakersfield College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 26,380
Undergraduate enrollment 26,380
Graduate enrollment 0

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

Bakersfield College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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.

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