California State University at Bakersfield

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Bakersfield, CA

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$7,498

Avg in-state tuition

$19,378

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About California State University at Bakersfield

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

California State University at Bakersfield is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Bakersfield, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,745, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 78%. The university offers 45 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 46%, and a student-faculty ratio of 23:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,498, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,378.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

78% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

83% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

46% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Recommended

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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12k

Students enrolled

100%

Online student enrollment

23:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Hispanic

61%

White

15%

Unknown

7%

Asian

6%

Black

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Two or more races

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

67% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

67%

State Grant Aid

77%

Institution Grant Aid

65%

Pell Grant

67%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,422
State Grant Aid $2,583
Institution Grant Aid $5,764
Pell Grant Aid $4,897

Financial Outlook

$16k

Average student debt after graduation

$39k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.