Paying for Bakersfield

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$9,908 ($1,418)
Off-campus Living Costs
$18,879
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$275 ($46)

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of Bakersfield College are $1,418 for California residents and $9,908 for out-of-state students. Compare to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California, its tuition & fees are very inexpensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Butte College and Cabrillo College, tuition & fees of Bakersfield College is average where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $8,529.
The average living cost of the school is $18,879 when a student lives off-campus.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at Bakersfield College are $1,418 for California residents and $9,908 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 6.56% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearTuitionFees
2016$6,692 $428
2017$7,196 $626
2018$7,224 $37
2019$7,224 $37
2020$7,700 $37
2021$9,870 $38

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average living cost is $18,879 including room & board and other living expenses.
The living cost at the school has increased by 8.51% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs(Off-Campus Living)
YearRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$8,500$3,870
2017$12,492$4,158
2018$13,293$4,241
2019$13,293$4,106
2020$14,189$4,690
2021$16,580$4,642

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,971 at Bakersfield College. The books & supplies cost has increased by 6.31% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

Bakersfield College 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,710
2017$1,791
2018$1,854
2019$1,854
2020$1,971
2021$1,080

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at Bakersfield College is $46 for California residents and $275 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 6.59% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$46$239
2017$46$257
2018$46$258
2019$46$258
2020$46$275
2021$46$275

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart