Bakersfield College ranks 3rd in degrees among Hispanic Serving Institutions in California

Bakersfield College also ranks 4th in institutions with the highest Hispanic enrollment in California

by: Marisel Maldonado

Posted: Mar 23, 2021 / 4:32 PM PDT
Updated: March 23, 2021 / 6:44 PM PDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Bakersfield College was ranked third and fourth among the institutions with the highest Hispanic enrollment in California on a list of the best California institutions where Latino students earn certificates and degrees.

The ranking was published in the California Briefing on 25 Years of Spanish Language Institutions by Excelencia in Education. The Study Opportunities Campaign found that nearly 40 percent of California’s 38.6 million residents are Latinos. Bakersfield College, a nationally accredited Hispanic serving institution, reported that 70% of the associate degree for transfer earners in 2019 and 2020 was identified as Hispanic or Latino / a / x.

Bakersfield College announced in recent years that it has been working to improve student outcomes, fill performance gaps, and improve student access using a guided pathways approach. Since BC first launched its Guided Pathways program in 2014, the college has seen growth and improvement across several student success metrics.

Bakersfield College has seen remarkable improvements in degree completion and in the on-time graduation and / or transfer of students without excess units.

The number of graduates who earned associate degrees for transfer rose to 799.4%. On average, students now complete their studies with 6.9 fewer units than four years ago, resulting in average savings of $ 647.50 for individual students and their families, according to BC. The 2020 graduating class had 1,556 associate degrees for transfer graduates, saving approximately $ 1,007,510 for local taxpayers.

Registration will open at Bakersfield College for the summer and fall semesters from April 14th. Students can begin the enrollment process on the Bakersfield College website.

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