“Achieving the Dream is an approach to student success which will be integrated into what we do every day at Bakersfield College. ”
–Dr. Sonya Christian, President, Bakersfield College
Who We Are
Bakersfield College was founded in 1913 as a direct transfer pathway to the University of California, Berkeley, and remains one of the nation’s oldest operating community colleges. The college serves more than 19,000 students (Fall 2015) on the 153-acre Panorama Campus in northeast Bakersfield, at the Delano Campus 35 miles north of Bakersfield, at the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield, and at numerous community locations situated to best serve the college’s vast and diverse community. Classes are offered on a 16-week semester, as well as in a variety of options for today’s student, including evenings, weekends, late-start, online, and short-term.