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CSU Bakersfield: Student Life

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:3,128 men, 4,897 women, 8,025 total
Full-time undergraduates:2,600 men, 4,055 women, 6,655 total
Part-time undergraduates:528 men, 842 women, 1,370 total
Total graduate students:397 men, 803 women, 1,200 total
Full-time graduate students:315 men, 682 women, 997 total
Part-time graduate students:82 men, 121 women, 203 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:22
U.S. region where majority of students come from:West
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state:1%
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
  • 0.6% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 6.5% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 7.1% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 64.1% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 13.7% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 3.5% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.4% Nonresident Alien
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
  • 0.6% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 7.0% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 6.7% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 54.7% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 20.2% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 2.7% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 4.1% Nonresident Alien 
  • 4.0% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown

Campus Environment

Campus size:375 acres
City or town school is
located in:
Bakersfield, CA
Population of city/town:363,330
Locations of branch/satellite campuses:Branch campuses in Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita, CA.
Nearest major city:Los Angeles
Distance of nearest major city:120 miles
Population of nearest major city:3,844,307
Online campus

Living On Campus

Institution offers housing:yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year:yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms
  • special housing for disabled students
  • other housing including Theme housing; nursing and first-year experience floors.
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:13%
Percent of students who live in school housing:5%
Percent of students who live off campus:95%
Percent of all students who have cars on campus:95%
Student conduct policies: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:yes

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:no
Every student is required to take a computer course:no
Computer equipment is provided in:library
Total number of microcomputers available to students:196
Internet access provided to all students:yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:yes
School has a library on campus:yes

Assistance Services

Additional services offered:nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, day care
Counseling services:minority student, older student, birth control, career, personal, academic, psychological
Career placement services:career/job search classes, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, interview training
Services for students with disabilities:note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, adaptive equipment, braille services

Social Activities

Number of social
fraternities on campus:
Number of social sororities on campus:6
Student activities:student government, student newspaper, literary magazine
Number of honor societies:4
Campus-based religious organizations:Roadrunner Christian Fellowship
Minority student organizations:Afro-American Student Union, MEChA, Asian club, LUPE/Black Males on Campus
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:Choral, departmental, and service groups


School has an athletic program:yes
Athletic director:Rudy Carvajal, Athletic Director
Director of women's
Gloria Friedman
School colors:blue and gold
School mascot:Roadrunners
Athletic conference memberships:Pacific-10 Conference (Football I-A), Western Water Polo Association
Sports offeredScholarships?Athletic Assoc.
Men's basketballyesNCAA Div. II
Men's golfyes
Men's socceryesNCAA Div. II
Men's swimmingyesNCAA Div. II
Men's track and field (indoor)no
Men's track and field (outdoor)yesNCAA Div. II
Men's wrestlingyesNCAA Div. I
Women's basketballyes
Women's cross-countryyes
Women's socceryesNCAA Div. II
Women's softballyesNCAA Div. II
Women's swimmingyesNCAA Div. II
Women's tennisyesNCAA Div. II
Women's track and field (indoor)no
Women's track and field (outdoor)yesNCAA Div. II
Women's volleyballyesNCAA Div. II
Women's water poloyes
Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports:7%
Athletic facilities:aquatics and tennis centers; soccer field, softball complex, track
Intramural/Recreational sports:basketball, flag football, softball, synchronized swimming, water polo

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:yes
Nearest international airport:Los Angeles (120 miles)
Nearest other airport:Bakersfield, CA (3 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:Bakersfield, CA (3 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service:Bakersfield, CA (3 miles)

Paying The Bills

Institutional employment is available:yes
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:no​