Bakersfield College was founded in 1913 and is one of the nation's oldest continually-operating community colleges. We are an innovative college that is relentlessly focused on improving student learning and success, such as through our leadership in the guided pathways movement.
The college serves 20,000 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. Bakersfield College is the largest of three colleges in the Kern Community College District.
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.