Bakersfield College

About Us

Bakersfield College, founded in 1913, is one of the nation's oldest community colleges and is part of the Kern Community College District. The college serves more than 18,000 students on the 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield, and operates two satellite campuses: the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield and at the Delano Center 35 miles north of Bakersfield.

Classes are offered on a traditional 16-week semester calendar as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options such as evenings, weekends, short-term vocational programs, instructional television and online.

The college offers programs to help students earn an associate degree, transfer to a four-year institution, gain new job skills or explore lifelong learning opportunities.

Chart --  Bakersfield College Student Demographic Details by Age Groups

Pie Chart image: Bakersfield College Student Demographic -- Ethnicity

Gender % -- 2012-13
Female 54.1%
Male 45.2%
Undeclared 0.7%

Total annual transfers to UC
(2004 to 2009)

Bakersfield College transfers to University of California graph from 2004 to 2009
Total annual transfers to CSU
(2004 to 2009)

 Bakersfield College  to California State University Transfers Graph from 2004 to 2009

Degrees and Certificates
Awarded in
Associate in Arts for Transfer (A.A.-T) Degree 31
Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree 510
Associate of Science (A.S.) degree 263
Certificate requiring 18 to < 30 semester units 59
Certificate requiring 30 to < 60 semester units 223