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  • Students

    Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend CSU Bakersfield.

  • Admissions

    See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at CSU Bakersfield. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.

  • College Costs & Financial Aid

    Learn about costs to attend CSU Bakersfield and how much financial aid is typically awarded.

  • Net Price Calculator

    Estimate your cost to attend CSU Bakersfield in a few simple steps.

  • Classes and Campus Life

    Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at CSU Bakersfield.

  • Student Experiences

    Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at CSU Bakersfield – inside and outside the classroom.

  • Majors, Graduation and Next Steps

    See which majors are most popular at CSU Bakersfield and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.

  • Student Success & Progress

    Discover how many students who start at CSU Bakersfield finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at CSU Bakersfield.

  • Public Good

California State University, Bakersfield

California State University, Bakersfield opened in September 1970 as the 19th campus of the California State University system. Since its inception, CSUB has grown two strong traditions: an extraordinary level of student-faculty interaction and a highly personalized learning atmosphere. This emphasis on student learning is enhanced by a commitment to scholarship, diversity, service, global awareness, and life-long learning.

Our 375-acre campus has four schools: Natural Science, Mathematics, and Engineering; Business and Public Administration; Social Sciences and Education; and Arts and Humanities.  More than 50 bachelor's and master's degree programs are available. Additionally, a new doctor of education (Ed.D) program is being offered.

Student and campus life are also important and have been recently enhanced by a move to NCAA Division I athletics and the construction of a 75,000 square foot recreation center. We have 90 student clubs on campus (including seven Greek fraternities/sororities) and a very active ASi student government organization.

CSUB is proud to have more than 33,000 alumni with more than 70 percent still living and working in our region. We are also proud to collaborate with many partners to increase overall educational levels, enhance the quality of life, and support ongoing economic development in our community.

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Living in the Community

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The City of Bakersfield is the 9th largest city in California with a population of 351,443 in 2011. That same year, the larger area of Metropolitan Bakersfield had more than 500,000 residents.  

Bakersfield is home to diverse restaurants, coffee houses, shopping malls, movie theaters, symphony concerts, museums, and many more places to gather with friends. During the year, you can find events and activities ranging from the Bakersfield Jazz Festival at CSUB to the Bakersfield March Meet at Famoso Drag Strip to First Friday art events downtown to Whitewater Rafting trips on the Kern River.

Being so near the Los Angeles area, Bakersfield draws well known music, theatre, and comedy tours. Our community also enjoys being within a few hours’ drive of many destination spots. Whether you enjoy the big city, the beach, the mountains, the desert, or the forest, you can easily get there from here!