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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
    B+
  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 1,211 undergraduate students. The Taft acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Child Care Provider, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 35% 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
$7,374/ 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
    $5,289/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,490/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,146/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,490/ year
  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
35:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,211Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
67%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.12 responses
33%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.12 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
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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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!
Incredible professors and staff! The school environment is quiet and welcoming. Not having to pay parking is a plus. Just a small and friendly campus.