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.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students23,195|
|Student to Faculty Ratio31:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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.
- 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|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||2||21|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges|
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Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$46/credit|
|In State Students||$46/credit|
|Out of State Students||$258/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||13%||$374|
|State Grant & Scholarships||59%||$2,028|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||4%||$550|
|Federal Student Loans||1%||$5,645|
$6,645Average Net Price
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|
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- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.