“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 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: evenings, weekends, short-term vocational programs and online.