Bakersfield College

Public, Four-years School Located in Bakersfield, CA

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How much is the Bakersfield tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Bakersfield's tuition & fees is $1,430 for California residents and $9,560 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $24,569 for California residents and $32,699 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Bakersfield Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,430
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,560
Books & Supplies Costs$1,125
Off-campus Room & Board$17,253
Off-campus Expenses$4,761
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,430
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,743

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Bakersfield for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $40,110 at Bakersfield. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $40,102. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $20,895.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$9,743$9,741$5,076
Sophomore (2024-25)$9,930$9,928$5,173
Junior (2025-26)$10,121$10,119$5,272
Senior (2026-27)$10,315$10,313$5,374
4 Years Total$40,110$40,102$20,895
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$9,930$9,928$5,173
Sophomore (2025-26)$10,121$10,119$5,272
Junior (2026-27)$10,315$10,313$5,374
Senior (2027-28)$10,513$10,511$5,477
4 Years Total$40,880$40,872$21,296
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$10,121$10,119$5,272
Sophomore (2026-27)$10,315$10,313$5,374
Junior (2027-28)$10,513$10,511$5,477
Senior (2028-29)$10,715$10,713$5,582
4 Years Total$41,664$41,656$21,704
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$10,315$10,313$5,374
Sophomore (2027-28)$10,513$10,511$5,477
Junior (2028-29)$10,715$10,713$5,582
Senior (2029-30)$10,921$10,919$5,689
4 Years Total$42,464$42,456$22,121
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$10,513$10,511$5,477
Sophomore (2028-29)$10,715$10,713$5,582
Junior (2029-30)$10,921$10,919$5,689
Senior (2030-31)$11,130$11,128$5,798
4 Years Total$43,279$43,271$22,546

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Bakersfield' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,488.
In-StateOut-of-State
Bakersfield College$1,430$9,560
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Bakersfield and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield, CA$1,430$9,560
Antelope Valley Community College DistrictLancaster, CA$1,124$7,724
Cypress CollegeCypress, CA$1,146$7,986
Feather River Community College DistrictQuincy, CA$1,461$9,531
Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA$1,565$11,510
MiraCosta CollegeOceanside, CA$1,152$8,448
Modesto Junior CollegeModesto, CA$1,276$7,308
Santa Ana CollegeSanta Ana, CA$1,180$8,788
Rio Hondo CollegeWhittier, CA$1,388$9,884
San Diego Mesa CollegeSan Diego, CA$1,144$7,440
Santa Monica CollegeSanta Monica, CA$1,150$9,094

Financial Aid and COA

At Bakersfield College, 16,173 students (66%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,578.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Bakersfield is $28,121 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,318 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,010 and the average amount of student loans is $6,847.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$24,569$32,699
Tuition & Fees$1,430$9,560
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,139$23,139
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,991$28,121
Average Financial Aid$4,578$4,578
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship16,17366%$4,578
Pell Grants6,10025%$4,009
Federal Student Loan1501%$6,863
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,31895%-
Grants or Scholarships1,31895%$6,010
Federal Grants1,19586%$4,633
Pell Grants68149%$5,227
Other Federal Grants1,18886%$1,664
State/Local Grants1,12081%$2,099
Institutional Grants765%$453
Student Loan Aid6-$6,847
Federal Student Loans6-$6,847
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level683683$8,015
0-30,000421421$8,587
30,001-48,000161161$8,065
48,001-75,0007979$6,026
75,001-110,0002121$3,607
110,001 or more11$8,818

Student Population

Bakersfield College has a total of 26,873 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 10,606 male students and 13,873 female students attending Bakersfield. The school offers online degree programs and 8,214 students enrolled online exclusively (30.57% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate24,479 10,60613,873

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, CA
Phone661-395-4011
WEBwww.bakersfieldcollege.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered146 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population26,873
Graduation Rate22%
Transfer-out Rate10%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate28 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties350 (Full-time), 350 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs660 (Full-time), 403 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$97,852
Average Staff Salary$64,335