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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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Taft is an above-average public college located in Taft, California in the Bakersfield Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,317 undergraduate students. The Taft acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Child Care Provider, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 41% of students, Taft alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,300.
About Taft College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
29 Cougar Court
Taft, CA 93268
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Taft College Rankings

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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,947/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,097/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,370/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,533/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,953/ year
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
36:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,317Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
69%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.13 responses
38%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.13 responses
40%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.5 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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Taft College Reviews

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I attended Taft College for two years as a freshman and sophomore. I had a great expierence with professors and staff. Everyone was extremely nice and always willing to help. Tutors were always offered for students who needed extra help. Everyone was great and totally affordable. The only thing that I would really struggle with was the drive to school. Other than that Taft College was a great school! My counselor was extremely nice and helped accumulate the credits from the correct classes in order to transfer to a CSU. Great College!
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Taft college is an excellent campus. Its clean, not crowded, with plenty of parking. The instructors were all colorful and knowledgable in their instruction. Science classes were especially in-depth and informative. The library is top-notch and the absolute perfect place on campus to study, print and even group-study with many available meeting rooms to book.
Starting with registration. There is priority registration for those in programs, clubs, or sports. The EOPS program is the best out there! The classes do have a few WaitLists but overall great class availability! They also offer online classes. These online classes are great and have the same outcome as an in class course! The campus has lots of activities on campus! Including festivals. The interaction between students increase with all the activity going on!