Bakersfield, CA Colleges

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Bakersfield is a city near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County, California. It is roughly equidistant between Fresno and Los Angeles, which are 110 miles (180 km) to the north and south respectively. In the 2010 census, the city’s population was 347,483, making it the 9th largest city in California and the 52nd largest city in the United States. The city is also the county seat for Kern County, the third largest county in California in area (which encompasses the entire MSA).

Bakersfield is the focal point of the larger Bakersfield-Delano Metropolitan Statistic Area (MSA). In 2010, it had a population of 839,631, making it the 62nd largest metropolitan area in United States.

Bakersfield has a very diverse economy. Kern County is the most productive oil producing county, and the fourth most productive agricultural county (by value) in the United States. Other industries include natural gas and other energy extraction, aerospace, mining, petroleum refining, manufacturing, distribution, food processing, and corporate/regional headquarters.

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Schools in and around Bakersfield, CA

Name
California State University-Bakersfield
Four or more years; Public; $16,632 average out-state tuition; $5,472 average in-state tuition
Bakersfield College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,852 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition
Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield
Four or more years; Private for profit; $10,957 average out-state tuition; $10,957 average in-state tuition
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $14,125 average out-state tuition; $14,125 average in-state tuition
Kaplan College-Bakersfield
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
California College of Vocational Careers
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Milan Institute-Bakersfield
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Bakersfield, CA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016