California State University – Bakersfield

Also known as CSU Bakersfield

9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA

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California State University - Bakersfield is a public institution located in Bakersfield, California and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. CSUB has an annual student enrollment of nearly 7,900.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs California State University - Bakersfield offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Health And Clinical Professions

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Most students accepted to this school achieve an SAT score between 810 to 1040, or an ACT composite score within the range of 16 to 22. 66% of applicants are admitted to CSUB, of which 29 percent choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at csub.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay approximately $7,400 and out-of-state residents pay $20,000 for the year. Housing may be available for those that would like to live on-campus for around a cost of $4,400 for the year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.

The CSUB Roadrunners participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Sports available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)

To see a full list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.csub.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students California State University – Bakersfield accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at California State University – Bakersfield is about 9,200. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 16% enrolling as graduate students and 88% as undergraduate students.

$6,400

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $55 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $5,500-$6,600
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$19,960

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$9,616
Receiving Student Loans29%$4,412
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, California State University – Bakersfield may offer student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of CSU Bakersfield is close to 39%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years15%
Graduating in 5 Years17%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2002)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2002)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1986)

Intercollegiate Athletics

California State University – Bakersfield is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    68.75%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    88%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    27:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $8,452