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Cal State Bakersfield - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Cal State Bakersfield

Cal State Bakersfield

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Cal State Bakersfield Description:

Cal State Bakersfield is located on a 375-acre campus in Bakersfield, a city in the San Joaquin Valley situated midway between Fresno and Los Angeles. The university offers 31 bachelor's and 17 graduate degree programs. Among undergraduates, business administration and the liberal arts and sciences are the most popular majors. Most students commute to Cal State Bakersfield, but the school does have 90 student clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Roadrunners compete in the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference. Bakersfield is one of the 23 Cal State schools.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,520 (7,400 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,775 (in-state); $17,935 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,789 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,894
  • Other Expenses: $2,728
  • Total Cost: $21,186 (in-state); $32,346 (out-of-state)

Cal State Bakersfield Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 76%
    • Loans: 39%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,491
    • Loans: $4,383

Scholarships for Cal State Bakersfield (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, Early Childhood Education, English, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 4%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Admissions Profiles for Other Cal State Campuses

Bakersfield | Channel Islands | Chico | Dominquez Hills | East Bay | Fresno State | Fullerton | Humboldt | Long Beach | Los Angeles | Maritime | Monterey Bay | Northridge | Pomona (Cal Poly) | Sacramento | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Francisco | San Jose State | San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) | San Marcos | Sonoma State | Stanislaus

More California Public University Information

Cal State Bakersfield Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.csub.edu/csubhistory/

"California State University, Bakersfield is a comprehensive public university committed to offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. An emphasis on student learning is enhanced by a commitment to scholarship, diversity, service, global awareness and life-long learning. The University collaborates with partners in the community to increase the region's overall educational level, enhance its quality of life, and support its economic development."

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