Bakersfield is well known as one of the top community colleges in California. Over 15,000 students are enrolled on the main campus in northeast Bakersfield, at the Weill Institute, and at the Delano Center north of Bakersfield.The college follows a 16-week semester calendar as wells as offering classes on evenings and weekends. The cost of tuition for California residents is $46 per credit.
The college is well known for its outstanding programs in industrial and manufacturing technology. Bakersfield College offers programs in Basic Machine Tool Operations-Lathe, Computer Numerical Control Programming, Control Systems Technology, Industrial Technology: Manufacturing Technology, and Manufacturing Technology. The college also offers associate degree programs in French and Spanish.
Bakersfield College offers outstanding health services. Child care is also offered which is great for parents who would like to further their education.
Bakersfield is a great location for international students. Bakersfield College is home to 82 majors that are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Small classes are another outstanding feature of the college. It also is home to excellent English as a Multi-Language Program (EMS) courses that help students transition into academic life in the United States. Students can earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree or transfer to a four-year institute. Bakersfield College is very economical. Tuition for international students is $195 per credit.
Bakersfield College is also an excellent choice for veterans and their dependents. The college grants credit for training received while in the military. Evaluation of military training is carried out by the Office of Admissions and Records.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,400. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,300-$1,500
- Out-of-State: $6,900-$8,266
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $250-$300 per credit unit
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||85%||$5,139|
|Receiving Student Loans||1%||$5,835|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Bakersfield College may offer services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Bakersfield College compares against other community colleges in Kern County and the community colleges in California as a whole.
|Bakersfield College||Kern County||California|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1972)
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
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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