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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    C
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 $22,900.
About Taft College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
29 Cougar Court
Taft, CA 93268

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,978/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,317Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,943
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
10%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
71%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.14 responses
36%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.14 responses
33%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.6 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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So far my experience at Taft College has been excellent! What I love the most is the class size. With having only 20 students to a class it allows for a more one-on-one with your professor. I feel my fellow students are less anxious when asking questions. In addition having a smaller class allows for an easier chance to get into classes. I also enjoy the campus, I am extremely appreciative for my college and my experience so far. I look forward to my next year at Taft College.
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Taft College is truly dedicated to students' success. TC provides all major requirements for engineering as well as the chemistry and the biology sequence. Classes are 24 seats big, which means that professors have more time to help students. Here, professors actually care for their students and financial aid office goes out of their way to make sure students have the resources they need to attend. There is no language barrier or trouble with accent comprehension at TC, and the professors have very good teaching styles. Having attended a four year university before TC, I have experienced having teachers unable to teach their subjects properly, and even being unable to understand them. TC is cheap and every professor I have had so far goes out of their way to get to know and help their students and are amazing at what they do.
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!