Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, CA 93305
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Bakersfield College is one of the fifty public 4-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Bakersfield.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 23,195 students attend the school. Every year 23% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Bakersfield College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,288, and fees were $37. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,224 and $37 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students23,195
Student to Faculty Ratio31:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Bakersfield College Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The program is intended to prepare entry-level registered nurses. Students are trained to be providers and managers of health care.

Admission Procedures:

  • Submit all application forms and transcripts within the designated filing periods
  • Applicants are required to submit to pass a designated drug and alcohol screening
  • Applicants are required to submit to a criminal background check (Students who cannot obtain a background clearance from the clinical agencies cannot be placed for clinical practice)
  • Health screening and clearance (Appropriate immunizations and/or vaccinations and fit testing are also required and are performed at the student’s expense) An applicant needs to demonstrably meet the technical standards necessary to meet the objectives of the program.
  • All pre-requisite courses need to be completed with a 'C' grade or higher
  • Applicants for must submit a valid Social Security number at the time of application.

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the RN Licensure. Record of any misdemeanor and/or felony is subject to review by the Board of Registered Nursing before a RN license may be granted.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 15 110
Certificate 23 107
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 21
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 78.4%
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$258/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,070 $2,070 $11,610
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $18,060
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $32,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 72% of Bakersfield College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 59% $4,280
Other Federal Grant 13% $374
State Grant & Scholarships 59% $2,028
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 4% $550
Federal Student Loans 1% $5,645
Private Loans -- $2,500


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,217
$30,001 to $48,000$5,999
$48,001 to $75,000$8,966
$75,001 to $110,000$10,549
Over $110,000$12,027

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305

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