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California State University-Bakersfield

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Rating

Public

Type

12,944

Students

$17,622

Tuition

81%

Acceptance

#1462

Ranking

Large City

Campus Setting

Bakersfield, CA

9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

California State University-Bakersfield is a large public college located in Bakersfield, CA with a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1. It has a total of 11,168 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.71% acceptance rate. California State University-Bakersfield offers 57 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Science, Natural Sciences, and Natural Resources Management and Policy programs (nationally ranked 18th, 24th, and 45th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Bakersfield is moderately priced. 40.01% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate about $47,800 per year, which is 15% above the national median.
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Cost

$19,299
Above Average

California State University-Bakersfield

$19,299

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$36,911

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$27,465

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

81%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

California State University-Bakersfield

81%

National

69%
Sat

0 - 0

% of students submit

Admissions Yield

15%

ACT

0 - 0

% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Recommended

Application Fee

$70

Students

11,168Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

98%

Part-Time

2%
Male

39%

In-state

83%

Female

61%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

22%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
18% Business Administration and Management, General10% Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies7% Psychology, General64% Others

18% Business Administration and Management, General

10% Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

7% Psychology, General

64% Others

Business Administration and Management, General

18%

477 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

10%

265 Graduates

Psychology, General

7%

195 Graduates

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

6%

162 Graduates

Education, General

6%

152 Graduates

Sociology

5%

131 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General

5%

118 Graduates

Early Childhood Education and Teaching

4%

114 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

4%

97 Graduates

Academics

C+
Professors
StudentsProfessors24:124:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

24

Number of Library Books

328,022

Academic Spend per Student

$6,505

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

Full-time Retention Rate

77%

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$36,400/Year

California State University-Bakersfield

$36,400

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$36,400

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$47,800

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

40%