2021 Student Population

A total of 24,903 students have enrolled at Bakersfield College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 10,048 male and 14,855 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 7,388 full-time students and 17,515 part-time students.
The number of students at Bakersfield College is large compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Butte College and Cabrillo College, its population is very large (average population is 12,611).
Bakersfield College offers online degree/certificate programs and 23,951 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 10,048 male and 14,855 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.68 to 1 and the ratio is average (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

Population by Gender/Attending Status at

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 17,133 Hispanic students (68.80%) and 4,364 White students (17.52%) at Bakersfield College(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Bakersfield College.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

Population by Race/Ethnicity at Bakersfield College
American Indian or Alaska Native633231
Black or African American1,019510509
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander22913
Two or More Races852326526
Race/Ethnicity Unknown21418034
Total 24,90310,04814,855

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 17,445 students whose age under twenty five and 4,471 students whose age is over thirty years old at Bakersfield College.
Especially, 5,501 students are younger than eighteen and 26 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Bakersfield College.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

Population by Student Age at Bakersfield College
Total24,903 10,04814,855
Under 185,501 1,9933,508
18-195,737 2,5003,237
20-213,420 1,4052,015
22-242,787 1,1011,686
25-292,984 1,1471,837
30-341,827 7281,099
35-391,077 446631
40-491,093 498595
50-64448 216232
65 and over26 1214
unknown3 21
Total 24,903 10,04814,855

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Bakersfield College, 24,266 students (97.44% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 23,951 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 23,943 students live in California where Bakersfield College is located in and 6 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
Number of Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes23,951
Enrolled Some in Online Classes315
Not Enrolled in Online Classes637
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)23,951
California Residents23,943
Other State in U.S.6
Outside of U.S.0

Online Enrollment Chart