California State University-Bakersfield

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,472

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$6,143

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.49%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

67.8%

8,487 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

9,341

84.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42.7%

433 Graduates

About

In 2016, 2,237 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Bakersfield. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,025 degrees), 1.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (682 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,143.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,472

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

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Average Net Price

$6,143

2016 Value

3.65%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 California State University-Bakersfield had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,143. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of California State University-Bakersfield grew by 3.65%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

Other Student Expenses

$12,471

Room and Board

$1,860

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Bakersfield was of $12,471 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,860. The cost of room and board increased by 10.1% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.81% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at California State University-Bakersfield received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

Admissions

California State University-Bakersfield received 8,487 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.652% annual growth. Out of those 8,487 applicants, 5,756 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.8% acceptance rate.

There were 9,341 students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Bakersfield has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,756

Accepted Out of 8,487

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Bakersfield was 67.8% (5,756 admissions from 8,487 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 68.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.652%, while admissions declined by -0.707%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Bakersfield in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Bakersfield has a total enrollment of 9,341 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Bakersfield is 7,892 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,449. This means that 84.5% of students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Bakersfield, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.6% Hispanic or Latino, 20.6% White, 6.97% Asian, 6.19% Black or African American, 3.01% Two or More Races, 0.589% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (35.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20.5%) and White Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (34.1%), followed by White Female (24.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at California State University-Bakersfield was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), California State University-Bakersfield had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5,010

  2. White

    1,927

  3. Asian

    651

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 338 students (3.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 749 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Bakersfield. The majority of degree recipients at California State University-Bakersfield are hispanic or latino (1,025 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (682 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Bakersfield is General Business Administration & Management (315 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (218 degrees) and General Psychology (175 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California State University-Bakersfield, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Physical Sciences (67 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (121 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Social workers (300,315 people), Miscellaneous managers (222,061 people), Counselors (200,048 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (169,673 people), and Postsecondary teachers (164,190 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Physical Sciences (67 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (121 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), and Psychology (193 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Physical Sciences (67 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (121 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), and Psychology (193 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Elementary & secondary schools (433,996 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (326,827 people), Hospitals (300,037 people), Individual & family services (219,669 people), and Outpatient care centers (168,810 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Physical Sciences (67 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (121 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), and Psychology (193 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by California State University-Bakersfield.

Most Common

  1. 315 degrees awarded

  2. 218 degrees awarded

  3. 175 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Bakersfield was General Business Administration & Management with 315 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 744

  2. 1,493

In 2016, 744 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Bakersfield, which is 0.498 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,493).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 187 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Bakersfield in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.882 times less than the 212 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 212 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Bakersfield in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 187 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% of students graduating from California State University-Bakersfield completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Bakersfield is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.24% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,025 degrees awarded

  2. White

    682 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    146 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Bakersfield is hispanic or latino (1,025 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (682 degrees).

5.81% of degree recipients (130 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    718 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    451 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    307 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Bakersfield is hispanic or latino female (718 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (451 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Bakersfield has an endowment valued at nearly $19.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $415k (2.1%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, California State University-Bakersfield had a total expenditure of $136M. Of that $136M, they spent $59M on salaries and $136M on benefits.

California State University-Bakersfield employs 87 Lecturers, 75 Professors, and 70 Assistant professors. Most academics at California State University-Bakersfield are Female Lecturers (55), Male Professors(47), and Male Assistant professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Bakersfield are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 149 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 113 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 69 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.8M

2015 Endowment

1.13%

growth from 2014

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.75M - Federal

  2. $422k - State

  3. $60.1k - Local

As of 2015, California State University-Bakersfield received $3.75M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $422k from state grants and contracts, and $60.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$59M

Salary Expenditure

$136M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, California State University-Bakersfield had a total expenditure of $136M. Of that $136M, they spent $59M on salaries and $136M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$59M

2015 Salaries

12.1%

growth from 2014

In 2015, California State University-Bakersfield paid a median of $59M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($136M) and a 12.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.76% growth from 2013 and a 0.616% decline from 2012.

Instructional Salaries

$20.5M

Instructional Salaries

268

Number of Employees

In 2015, California State University-Bakersfield paid a total of $20.5M to 268 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% of all salaries paid.

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

87 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

149 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Bakersfield were Lecturer with 87 employees; Professor with 75 employees; and Professor with 70 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Bakersfield were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 149 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 113 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 69 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Bakersfield was Female Lecturer with 55 employees, Male Professor with 47 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 39 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at California State University-Bakersfield.

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