California State University Bakersfield

California State University Bakersfield

California State University, Bakersfield is a public university founded in 1965. It is often referred to as CSUB or CSU Bakersfield or Cal State Bakersfield. The university offers enrollment to over 7,000 students every year. It is built on a 375 acre campus and there are more than 30 bachelor's and 20 master's degree programs. CSU Bakersfield also offers doctoral programs.

The CSU Bakersfield sports teams are called the Roadrunners. The softball team has won quite a few championships for the university. The men's basketball, wrestling, soccer, and swimming and diving teams and the women's volleyball team have been the winners of a number of national championships.

The list of alumni of CSU Bakersfield is quite impressive and includes names like Roy Ashburn, California State Senator, Stephen Neal, the New England Patriot, NCAA and World Champion Wrestler, and athletes Tito Ortiz, Lyle Martin, Josh Wicks and Kebu Stewart.

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Contacting Cal State Bakersfield

California State University-Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield , CA 93311-1099
General Phone: (661) 654-2782

Cal State Bakersfield Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts552Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Business and Management304business management
Education and Teaching246education, school counseling, early childhood education
Therapy and Counseling130psychology, organizational psychology
Security and Law Enforcement97criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work80public administration, social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine71registered nursing
Science68biology, natural sciences, chemistry, geology
Media64communication studies
Art Studies33art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy29health and physical education
Religion and Philosophy20philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering17computer science
Conservation and Resource Management10natural resources policy
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Number of programs and degrees for Cal State Bakersfield in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,39829
Master's degree35115

Cal State Bakersfield Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cal State Bakersfield had a total enrollment of 7,700 students (6,914 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 33%
Women 67%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 37%
Black 8%
Hispanic 34%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 18%
20-21 19%
22-24 23%
25-29 16%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Cal State Bakersfield Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 25 %

Cal State Bakersfield Room and Board (2007)

Cal State Bakersfield offers campus housing for 330 of its 6,914 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bakersfield, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Cal State Bakersfield Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal390510
SAT Math410530
ACT Verbal1421
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1521

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT79%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT22%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Cal State Bakersfield Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,065
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,247
Room and board $ 6,852
Room charge $ 2,866
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,949
Books and supplies $ 1,425
Other expenses $ 3,537

Financial Aid:
Cal State Bakersfield participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 799300)

Cal State Bakersfield Faculty

Cal State Bakersfield has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1938
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1955

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year6$110,8201*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year3$83,9322*
All faculty totalcalendar year12$99,9065$86,256

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year52$93,99124$93,320
Associate professoracademic year34$75,30124$72,147
Assistant professoracademic year18$66,51533$66,850
Lectureracademic year16$58,29650$56,907
All faculty totalacademic year120$79,815131$68,875

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cal State Bakersfield Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball California Collegiate Athletic Association
Track California Collegiate Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4482126

Cal State Bakersfield Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Natural Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Cal State Bakersfield Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 5%Cal State Bakersfield Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Cal State Bakersfield % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Cal State Bakersfield Number of students
Number of degree programs
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Top 13%Cal State Bakersfield Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Cal State Bakersfield Salaries of full-time faculty
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Cal State Bakersfield Female % of student body
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Cal State Bakersfield Minority % of student body
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Cal State Bakersfield Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
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