California State University-Bakersfield

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,742

4.93% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,794

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.71%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

61.1%

8,882 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

10,131

83.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

40.9%

494 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 (324 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (181 degrees), and General Psychology (132 degrees).

In 2017, 1,935 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Bakersfield. 65.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (884 degrees), 1.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (531 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Bakersfield is $5,742, which is $-14,991 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Bakersfield is $5,742, which is $-14,991 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,794.

In 2017, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at California State University-Bakersfield was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Bakersfield is $-14,991 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$6,794

2017 Value

10.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 California State University-Bakersfield had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,794. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of California State University-Bakersfield grew by 10.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,874

Room and Board

$1,898

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Bakersfield was of $13,874 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,898. The cost of room and board increased by 11.3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.04% 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 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 80% 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.

6.71%

2016 Default Rate

128

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Bakersfield was 6.71%, which represents 128 out of the 1909 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 8,882 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.65% annual growth. Out of those 8,882 applicants, 5,429 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.1% acceptance rate.

There were 10,131 students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Bakersfield has an overall enrollment yield of 26.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,429

Accepted Out of 8,882

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Bakersfield was 61.1% (5,429 admissions from 8,882 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 67.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.65%, while admissions declined by -5.68%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Bakersfield has a total enrollment of 10,131 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Bakersfield is 8,418 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,713. This means that 83.1% 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 54.6% Hispanic or Latino, 20% White, 6.86% Asian, 5.59% Black or African American, 2.97% Two or More Races, 0.612% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (37.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20.8%) and White Female (9.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (33.7%), followed by White Female (25.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Bakersfield, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,131 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Bakersfield is 8,418 and the part-time enrollment is 1,713. This means that 83.1% of students enrolled at California State University-Bakersfield are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2017 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

    5,536

  2. White

    2,031

  3. Asian

    695

The enrolled student population at California State University-Bakersfield is 54.6% Hispanic or Latino, 20% White, 6.86% Asian, 5.59% Black or African American, 2.97% Two or More Races, 0.612% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 339 students (3.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 603 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 (884 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (531 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Bakersfield is General Business Administration & Management (324 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (181 degrees) and General Psychology (132 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 Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), and History (33 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 (168,252 people), Social workers, all other (165,149 people), Other managers (158,060 people), Postsecondary teachers (127,884 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (124,730 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), History (33 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (24 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, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), History (33 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (24 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 (336,057 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (277,740 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (185,662 people), Individual & family services (102,919 people), and Legal services (95,256 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Bakersfield are Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), History (33 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (24 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. 324 degrees awarded

  2. 181 degrees awarded

  3. 132 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Bakersfield was General Business Administration & Management with 324 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 666

  2. 1,269

In 2017, 666 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Bakersfield, which is 0.525 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,269).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 178 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Bakersfield in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.922 times less than the 193 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 193 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Bakersfield in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 178 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% 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, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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 (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Bakersfield is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 5.67% of graduates (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    884 degrees awarded

  2. White

    531 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    125 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Bakersfield is hispanic or latino (884 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (531 degrees).

6.1% of degree recipients (118 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    616 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    347 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    268 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Bakersfield is hispanic or latino female (616 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (347 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Bakersfield has an endowment valued at nearly $20.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $465k (2.28%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, California State University-Bakersfield had a total salary expenditure of $172M. California State University-Bakersfield employs 95 Lecturers, 81 Professors, and 73 Assistant professors. Most academics at California State University-Bakersfield are Female Lecturers (61), Male Professors(48), and Male Assistant professors (37).

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 164 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 113 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 86 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$20.4M

2017 Endowment

11.1%

growth from 2016

California State University-Bakersfield has an endowment valued at about $20.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Bakersfield grew 11.1% 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. $3.98M - Federal

  2. $321k - State

  3. $44.8k - Local

As of 2017, California State University-Bakersfield received $3.98M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $321k from state grants and contracts, and $44.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$63.9M

2017 Salaries

9.28%

growth from 2016

In 2017, California State University-Bakersfield paid a median of $63.9M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($172M) and a 9.28% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.884% decline from 2015 and a 12.1% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.5M

Instructional Salaries

293

Number of Employees

In 2017, California State University-Bakersfield paid a total of $24.5M to 293 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

95 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

164 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Bakersfield were Lecturer with 95 employees; Professor with 81 employees; and Professor with 73 employees.

In 2017, 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 164 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 113 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 86 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Bakersfield was Female Lecturer with 61 employees, Male Professor with 48 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 37 employees.

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

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