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  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 1,399 undergraduate students. The Taft acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Child Care Provider, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 40% of students, Taft alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,900.

Taft College Rankings

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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$10,292/ 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
$3,586/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
71%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
37:1
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    63%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,399Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,756
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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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
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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For my degree, all of my courses are online. However, since the virus, an important class had to be transported to online, just like any other school. My online experience was very easy going and smooth. The teachers made sure to give us thorough undivided attention by checking up on each student through messages on canvas and through comments under our papers after we submitted them. Those comments were helpful for me to stay in contact with my teacher.
To enhance communication, some teachers, like my English teacher Mrs. Karlson, provided us with an assistant for this summer semester since she logically recognized that her students would be stressed out because this semester is usually the shortest. All the students were grateful that she read our minds! We would have to meet up with our assistant once every week to go over our assignments. This was very helpful because, in this way, I was able to keep track of the assignments and correctly understand them.
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What I love about Taft College is their patient employees and counselors, and the individuality between teacher to student.
As I get inside the office, I am immediately greeted by the staff. They were kind and patient to me as I waited to sit with my counselor for this upcoming semester. Then I hear my name,
“Nicole?”
I lifted my head from the welcoming papers and I staggered from my seat to greet my counselor.
During my stay at his office, my counselor made me feel heard as I explained my goals, and he generously gave me all of his attention. I appreciated the teacher and student individuality that Taft College offered.
Lastly, the teachers do not generalize everyone. As a result, this personal interest encourages students' success in their studies.
These qualities are what I appreciate from Taft College.
As far as what I would like to see in Taft College change, it would be nothing. I would have to be a brat to ask for anything more! I am extremely content at Taft College!
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.