California State University-Bakersfield

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,697
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.73%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
78.4%
12,235 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
11,745
83% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
46.3%
649 Graduates

About

California State University-Bakersfield is a higher education institution located in Kern County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California State University-Bakersfield were General Business Administration & Management (373 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (265 degrees), and General Psychology (234 degrees).

In 2020, 2,653 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Bakersfield. 66.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,436 degrees), 2.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (483 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Bakersfield is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Bakersfield is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,697.

In 2020, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at California State University-Bakersfield was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Bakersfield is $−16,788 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$7,697
2020 Value
33.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 California State University-Bakersfield had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,697. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of California State University-Bakersfield grew by 33.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,058
Room and Board
$2,058
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Bakersfield was of $13,058 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,058. The cost of room and board decreased by 4.26% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
31%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at California State University-Bakersfield received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.27% with respect to 2019, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.73%
2018 Default Rate
102
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Bakersfield was 5.73%, which represents 102 out of the 1781 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

California State University-Bakersfield received 12,235 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.41% annual decline. Out of those 12,235 applicants, 9,590 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.4% acceptance rate.

There were 11,745 students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Bakersfield has an overall enrollment yield of 14.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
9,590
Accepted Out of 12,235

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Bakersfield was 78.4% (9,590 admissions from 12,235 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −5.41%, while admissions declined by −8.14%.

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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 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Bakersfield has a total enrollment of 11,745 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Bakersfield is 9,753 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,992. This means that 83% 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 61% Hispanic or Latino, 15.3% White, 6.17% Asian, 4.19% Black or African American, 2.29% Two or More Races, 0.298% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.187% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (43%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20.2%) and White Female (8.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (47.3%), followed by White Female (14.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Bakersfield, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,745 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Bakersfield is 9,753 and the part-time enrollment is 1,992. This means that 83% of students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2020 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 83%. 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
    7,160
  2. White
    1,799
  3. Asian
    725

The enrolled student population at California State University-Bakersfield is 61% Hispanic or Latino, 15.3% White, 6.17% Asian, 4.19% Black or African American, 2.29% Two or More Races, 0.298% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.187% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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, 774 students (6.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 861 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Bakersfield. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California State University-Bakersfield is hispanic or latino (1,436 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (483 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Bakersfield is General Business Administration & Management (373 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (265 degrees) and General Psychology (234 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (117 degrees awarded), Psychology (253 degrees), and English (73 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Elementary & middle school teachers (258,581 people), Other managers (239,940 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (233,931 people), Postsecondary teachers (165,996 people), and Secondary school teachers (160,805 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (117 degrees awarded), Psychology (253 degrees), English (73 degrees), History (41 degrees), and Protective Services (159 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (117 degrees awarded), Psychology (253 degrees), English (73 degrees), History (41 degrees), and Protective Services (159 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 (746,587 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (442,235 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (414,472 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (281,337 people), and Legal services (209,135 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (117 degrees awarded), Psychology (253 degrees), English (73 degrees), History (41 degrees), and Protective Services (159 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. 373 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 265 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 234 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Bakersfield was General Business Administration & Management with 373 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

896
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,757
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 896 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Bakersfield, which is 0.51 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,757).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 214 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Bakersfield in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 210 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 220 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Bakersfield in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 4.89 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 19% 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, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Bakersfield is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 8.63% of graduates (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,436 degrees awarded
  2. White
    483 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    254 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Bakersfield is hispanic or latino (1,436 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (483 degrees).

9.57% of degree recipients (254 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    987 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    449 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    303 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California State University-Bakersfield is hispanic or latino female (987 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (449 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Bakersfield has an endowment valued at nearly $26.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.24M (8.32%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, California State University-Bakersfield had a total salary expenditure of $240M. California State University-Bakersfield employs 109 Lecturers, 108 Assistant professors, and 76 Professors. Most academics at California State University-Bakersfield are Female Lecturers (63), Male Assistant professors(57), and Female Assistant professors (51).

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 156 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 104 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 100 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.9M
2020 Endowment
7.8%
growth from 2019

California State University-Bakersfield has an endowment valued at about $26.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Bakersfield grew 7.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.45M - Federal
  2. $55.1k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, California State University-Bakersfield received $1.45M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $55.1k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$77.3M
2020 Salaries
2.91%
growth from 2019

In 2020, California State University-Bakersfield paid a median of $77.3M in salaries, which represents 32.3% of their overall expenditure ($240M) and a 2.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.61% growth from 2018 and a 11.3% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.7M
Instructional Salaries
347
Number of Employees

In 2020, California State University-Bakersfield paid a total of $29.7M to 347 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
109 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
156 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Bakersfield were Lecturer with 109 employees; Assistant professor with 108 employees; and Assistant professor with 76 employees.

In 2020, 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 156 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 104 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 100 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Bakersfield was Female Lecturer with 63 employees, Male Assistant professor with 57 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 51 employees.

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

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