Barstow Community College, located in Barstow, California, was established in 1959 and began offering evening classes the following year at the local high school. The over the next few years the school offered classes at various locations including churches and high school, and moved to its permanent home once construction was completed in 1964. Classes at the new campus began in 1965. Since the Barstow has provided educational opportunities to rural Californians in the region and have expanded its offerings while remaining current in education and technological developments. Additionally, Nevada residents attending BCC are entitled to a reduced out of state tuition through BCC's good neighbor policy.
Barstow Community College offers vocational and technical offerings alongside transfer degree programs. Students interested in entering the workforce can take certificate programs in order to develop the skills necessary to successfully enter a chosen field. Transfer to four year institutions can be accomplished through transfer oriented degree programs.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
BCC follows an open admissions policy. Students interested in enrolling must complete and submit the application along with any associated fees and required documents. Students can determine their eligibility for financial aid by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Various forms of financial aid are available to students and awards are determined on a case by case basis.
The BCC Vikings participate in variety of intercollegiate athletics. The school mascot is the Viking Warrior.
- Cross Country
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,100. 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 estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
- Out-of-State: $5,400-$6,480
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $46-$55 per unit
- Out-of-State: $230-$270 per 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||93%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$6,562|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Barstow Community College may provide services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
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 Barstow Community College compares against other community colleges in San Bernardino County and the community colleges in California as a whole.
|Barstow Community College||San Bernardino County||California|
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Barstow Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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