Bakersfield, CA, USA
2.90 Average Rating
Bakersfield College is a public community college with an open admissions policy. The institution houses the William M. Thomas Planetarium, a 36-foot dome with a Chronos star projector, and the Levan Center, which focuses on research that promotes the humanities. BC provides the Umoja ASTEP program, the African-American Success Through Excellence and Persistence program, which provides attentive counselors to ensure degree attainment. They also welcome DACA students.
Key Admissions Stats
- Not for Profit
This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
Level of Institution
The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.
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SemesterSee your fit
29:1US National: 21:1
Tuition, Cost & Aid
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|In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.||
|Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.||
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Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
Key Campus Stats
40%US National: 44%
60%US National: 56%
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What Students Are Saying
2.90 Average Rating
the college serves 15,000 students on the 153-acre main campus in northeast bakersfield, at the weill institute in downtown bakersfield, and at the delano center 35 miles north of bakersfield. classes are offered on a traditional 16-week semester calendar as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options.
Student from Bakersfield, CA
The campus is wonderfully clean and easy to navigate. Counselors and teachers are always willing to help! Specifically, the writing center is absolutely incredible.
Michael from Bakersfield, CA
Despite the fact that Bakersfield College is not a big name college, like UCLA or UCSD, it offers some great opportunities to succeed. the campus is farely nice and the library is a comfortable place to study at. Even my economic professor, Mr. Harvath, is the best teacher I have ever had; my overall intake of Bakersfield College is that it is a good starting place for the future.
Cody from Bakersfield, CA
BC offers an amazing culinary and nursing program. The class sizes are manageable and every professor I have had are always willing to help students. The campus community is very good.
Colleen from Bakersfield, CA
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