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Bakersfield College Demographics & Diversity

Bakersfield, California

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Bakersfield College are primarily Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has medium racial diversity. 78% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Bakersfield College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Bakersfield College students
Race Percent of Students
White 22%
Black 4%
Hispanic 66%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 26% more female students than male students enrolled at Bakersfield College with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Bakersfield College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Bakersfield College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Bakersfield College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,862
Women 13,727

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Bakersfield College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 100 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bakersfield College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 100%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,274 per year

59% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
24,589
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 32.5%
Part time Undergrads 65.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=109819 IPEDS survey data for Bakersfield College.