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Taft College

29 Cougar Court, Taft, CA

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Taft College is an affordable college located in California. It aims to improve student learning and help students prepare for the career of their choice. Programs and services are based on the educational needs of a community of learners.

Distance learning offers many advantages and is one of the great advantages of a Taft education. Taft College offers two kinds of Distance learning. It offers Distance Learning Offline and Distance Learning Online. The courses offer several advantages which include convenience, more hands on instruction, convenient access to your instructors through email and voice mail, and a multimedia approach to learning.

Taft College aims to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The school offers assistance to increase academic success. Health services are available to ensure students have optimal health. Other services include ULifeline, Career Center, EOPS/C.A.R.E., Supplemental Instruction, Student Success Resource Videos, Student Support Services DPS, and assistance with independent living.

The school offers outstanding programs that allow students transfer to the University of California. Tuition is only $46 a unit for California residents. Transfer programs are offered in Art History, History, Psychology, Studio Arts, Court Reporting, Dental Hygiene, Energy Technology, Management, and Welding.

Taft College offers credit for military training. Veterans who are interested in attending Taft can contact the college for assistance. The college has been approved for veterans applying for V.A. benefits. Services for veterans include enrollment for educational benefits, and an educational plan.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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: $1,100-$1,400
    • Out-of-State: $6,800-$8,136
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $46-$55 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $240-$280 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$4,571
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Taft College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

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 Taft College compares against other community colleges in Kern County and community colleges in California as a whole.

 Taft CollegeKern CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate25.8%18.5%24.3%
Transfer-out Rate11.2%11.1%13.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1994)
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Taft 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,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
81%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
28:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
36

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,003