California State University – Bakersfield: Ranking & Review

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Bakersfield Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 752 2646
Top 16%

California State University - Bakersfield Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate61%56%65%
Applicants8,8823,6275,255
Admissions5,4292,0393,390
Enrolled undergraduates1,436563873
Enrolled total (including graduate students)10,1313,8316,300

4,043 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

188 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

California State University - Bakersfield Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $25,966 $37,846
Off-campus $25,130 $37,010
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,788 and other expenses per full academic year.

California State University - Bakersfield provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 565 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,742 $17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,405 $1,405
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $396
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,176 $16,680
Fees for full-time graduates $1,405 $1,405
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $396

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 325 47 372
Education 59 127 186
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 181 181
Psychology 127 16 143
Social Sciences 138 3 141
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 115 115
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 13 97 110
Health Professions and Related Programs 89 16 105
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 94 3 97
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 80 80
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 77 77
Engineering 61 61
Physical Sciences 44 5 49
History 28 5 33
English Language and Literature & Letters 28 4 32
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 26 26
Natural Resources and Conservation 24 24
Mathematics and Statistics 23 1 24
Visual and Performing Arts 24 24
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7 1 8
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 8 8
Philosophy and Religious Studies 6 6
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 2 2
Grand Total1,5793251,904

A total of 1,579 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at California State University - Bakersfield.

At the master's level 325 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate41%39%42%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 41%

General info

Alternative namesCSUB
CSU Bakersfield
Founded1965
MottoInspiring Excellence, Transforming Lives
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsroyal blue, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff981
Instructional FTE385
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.csub.edu
Address9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, California, 93311-1099
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population250,000 - 500,000
Phone6616542782
Fax+1 (661) 654 6950

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