Taft College

Taft College

Taft College is a public community college located in Taft, California. It was founded on August 30, 1922 as Taft Junior College and was part of the Taft Union High School District. It was renamed as Taft College on July 1, 1954. The independent campus of the college is situated adjacent to the high school. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

Taft College's athletic department offers various athletic teams (men and women) that participate in various sports such as soccer, volleyball, baseball, basketball, and softball. They compete in the Central Valley Conference.

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Taft College
29 Emmons Park Drive
Taft , CA 93268
General Phone: (661) 763-7700

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Taft College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts134English, liberal arts and sciences, social services
Family and Social Work35child development
Medical Support and Technology25dental hygienist
Business and Management22business, business management, accounting
Security and Law Enforcement21corrections, criminal justice and police
Science9biology, physical sciences
Mechanics and Repair5electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics
Engineering Technician2industrial safety tech, petroleum tech, engineering technician
Art Studies1art studies
Office and Administration1office management, administrative assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0EMT paramedic
Design0graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering0information technology, computer science
Education and Teaching0special ed, early childhood special ed, industrial arts teaching
Law0court reporting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0parks and recreation studies, health and physical education

Number of programs and degrees for Taft College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree22328
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years014
Award of less than 1 academic year326
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01

Taft College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Taft College had a total enrollment of 9,328 students (2,093 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 37%
Black 8%
Hispanic 47%
Asian 3%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 12%
20-21 10%
22-24 12%
25-29 16%
30-34 12%
35-39 11%
40-49 17%
50-64 9%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown6%

Taft College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 34 %

Taft College Room and Board (2007)

Taft College offers campus housing for 120 of its 2,093 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Taft, 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 15 meals per week.

Taft College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 615
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,445
Room and board $ 3,905
Room charge $ 1,500
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,140
Books and supplies $ 1,436
Other expenses $ 2,195

Financial Aid:
Taft College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 130900)

Taft College Faculty

Taft College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track617
Non-tenured and not on tenure track29

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year5$95,85910$83,379
All faculty totalcalendar year5$95,85910$83,379

*: 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
Instructoracademic year17$85,49118$78,807
All faculty totalacademic year17$85,49118$78,807

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

Taft College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Special Education and Teaching, General
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
Petroleum Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Court Reporting/Court Reporter

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General


Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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Top 19%Taft College % of degrees in security and law enforcement

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checked Offers distance learning
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checked On-campus day care
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
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