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California State University-Bakersfield: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $3,387 $3,714 $4,077 $5,091 24.9%
Out-of-state $13,557 $13,884 $14,247 $16,251 14.1%
Books and supplies $1,314 $1,386 $1,425 $1,638 14.9%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $6,195 $6,537 $6,852 $6,678 -2.5%
Other $3,412 $3,483 $3,537 $3,594 1.6%
Off Campus          
Room and board $6,609 $7,794 $9,342 $8,874 -5.0%
Other $3,634 $3,711 $3,816 $3,903 2.3%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $3,233 $3,321 $3,450 $3,519 2.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $14,308 $15,120 $15,891 $17,001 7.0%
Off Campus $14,944 $16,605 $18,660 $19,506 4.5%
Off Campus with Family $7,934 $8,421 $8,952 $10,248 14.5%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $24,478 $25,290 $26,061 $28,161 8.1%
Off Campus $25,114 $26,775 $28,830 $30,666 6.4%
Off Campus with Family $18,104 $18,591 $19,122 $21,408 12.0%

Map & Directions

Map of California State University-Bakersfield

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,090 1,844 3,246
Percent admitted 61% 57% 63%
Percent admitted who enrolled 30% 30% 30%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)   X
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 749 81%
ACT 192 22%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 390 490
SAT Math 400 520
ACT Composite 15 20
ACT English 14 20
ACT Math 16 21

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 6/30/1970 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 9/28/2002 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 9/28/2002 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/1/1986 -   Accredited