Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, CA 93305

Located in Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield College is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

Bakersfield College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Bakersfield College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,288 and fees $38. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,196 and $626 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio32:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN
  2. LPN to ADN
  3. ADN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 186
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 20
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 111

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Bakersfield College

Bakersfield Adult School
3.37 miles away
Southern California Medical College
5.58 miles away
California State University-Bakersfield
8.5 miles away
Tulare Adult School
59.5 miles away
Visalia Adult School
66.21 miles away
Antelope Valley College
67.48 miles away
Joseph's School of Nursing
67.95 miles away
High Desert Medical College
68.08 miles away
Career Care Institute - Lancaster
68.5 miles away
Hanford Adult School
74.5 miles away


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



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$2,907
30k to 48k$3,625
48k to 75k$6,173
75k to 110k$7,463
Over 110k--
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $46.00 $257.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305

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