Graduation Rate
42.98%
Transfer-out Rate
3.10%
Retention Rate
78.00%

2020 Graduation Rate

The graduation rate at California State University-Bakersfield is 42.98% last year which is lower (less completion rate) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. 569 students have completed their degree/certificate programs among 1,324 candidates.
Compared to similar schools in college ranking, its graduation rate is lower (less completion rate) where the average graduation rate of the schools is 63.10%.
The transfer-out rate is 3.10% that is much lower (most first-time students continue to attend) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The retention rate (full-time students) is 78% that is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

Graduation Rate and Comparison Chart

Number of Completers and Graduation Rate

The next table summarizes the outcome measures with the number of students at California State University-Bakersfield. 569 students have completed and 41 students have transferred out to other institutes. In addition, 85 students still enrolled and 629 students have left the school before completing their studies.
Graduation Rate with number of completers
TotalBachelor's or Equivalent
Total (Candidates)1,3241,324
Completers569
(42.98%)
569
Transfer-out41
(3.10%)
41
Still Enrolled85
(6.42%)
85
No Longer Enrolled629
(47.51%)
629

Graduation Rate by Completion Time (Bachelor's Degree)

The below table shows the number of completers with graduation rate by completion time. The number in parenthesis denote the graduation rate for the corresponding students. The numbers and rate for the 125% and 150% normal times are not cumulative, but additional completers and graduate rate for that period. For example, 215 students have completed in 4 years and additional 224 students have completed in the 5th year.
Graduation Rate by Completion Time (4-years Bachelor's degree)
TotalMenWomen
100% normal time (in 4 Years)215
(16.24%)
62
(12.13%)
153
(18.82%)
125% normal time (in 5 Years)224
(16.92%)
74
(14.48%)
150
(18.45%)
150% normal time (in 6 Years)130
(9.82%)
41
(8.02%)
89
(10.95%)

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity
TotalMenWomen
Total42.98% (569/1,324) 34.64% (177/511) 48.22% (392/813)
American Indian or Alaska Native50.00% (2/4) 50.00% (1/2) 50.00% (1/2)
Asian48.48% (32/66) 46.43% (13/28) 50.00% (19/38)
Black (Non-Hispanic)34.12% (29/85) 28.57% (10/35) 38.00% (19/50)
Hispanic42.28% (323/764) 32.03% (90/281) 48.24% (233/483)
White43.79% (67/153) 42.19% (27/64) 44.94% (40/89)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander100.00% (1/1) - (0/0) 100.00% (1/1)
Two or More Race26.47% (9/34) 27.27% (3/11) 26.09% (6/23)
Unknown50.60% (85/168) 36.92% (24/65) 59.22% (61/103)

Number of Completers by Race/Ethnicity