Bakersfield College was founded in 1913 and is one of the nation's oldest continually-operating community colleges. The college serves 15,000 students on the 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield, at the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield, and at the Delano Center 35 miles north of Bakersfield. Classes are offered on a traditional 16-week semester calendar as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options and modes of instruction: evenings, weekends, short-term vocational programs, instructional television and online. Bakersfield College has programs to help students earn associate degrees, transfer to four-year institutions, gain new job skills, and explore lifelong learning opportunities.


Aerial view of Bakersfield College

A view to the North of the campus

The city of Bakersfield is situated at the southernmost end of California's central San Joaquin Valley.  Los Angeles is a two-hour drive to the South, and the Pacific Ocean is a two-hour drive to the West.  For detailed information about the city, please visit the following two links: .

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