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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
Bakersfield is a public college located in Bakersfield, California. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,829 undergraduate students. The Bakersfield acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Child Care Provider, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), and Communications. Graduating 23% of students, Bakersfield alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,400.
About Bakersfield College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305
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Bakersfield College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$6,645/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,313/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
31:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.129 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.120 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.121 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,829Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16,366
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
23%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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My experience at Bakersfield college was pretty good. The campus is really nice and I really like the atmosphere that the faculty gives students and visitors. Although the parties aren't the best and the professors aren't always the most agreeable the college is a great place to receive a great education at an affordable price. There are plenty of amazing clubs and sports to choose from if you're trying to keep yourself busy on and off campus. If you're looking for a decent and economically smart college to go to that provides a good education while having fun, this is your place!
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This is my second year here at Bakersfield college and, like most people, I decided to go here then to go to a four year college out of state or to another city is because it was affordable. Money is what weighed out any of the other options any of the other colleges were willing to give. Bakersfield College is very resourceful and provides many workshops and programs to help your needs. This includes financial aid, health and wellness services, tutoring, and they also provide a pantry service. The pantry service allows students, who many not know where their next meal may come from, get food for free. One area I would like to see change is the involvement in clubs, so students can connect and establish healthy relationships with each other. Overall, Bakersfield College is a great community college that can fit your needs.
Bakersfield College is a really nice school and I have so far enjoyed my time there so far. The professors as well as the facility are really helpful and engaging. I am currently a full-time student and the classes I am taking a really interesting and have great professors leading them. BC really strives for excellence from there students and there are plenty of resources if one needs help. The one thing the campus could improve on is their student counseling, due to the influx of students it is hard for counselors to keep up with the case load and often times students schedules get mixed up or students hear conflicting advice from the counselors. However, other than that one issue, BC is a great school and I've really enjoyed my time there so far.