Graduate Program Overview

California State University-Bakersfield is a four-years, public school located in Bakersfield, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $9,013 for California residents and $18,517 for out-of-state students. It offers nineteen (19) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameCalifornia State University-Bakersfield
TypeFour-years, Public
Address9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA
Graduate School Students1,766 students
1,698 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$9,013
Student to Faculty23:1 (4.35%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 19 Graduate Programs
18 Master's, 1 Doctorate

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at California State University-Bakersfield with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For California residents, the tuition & fees are $9,013 and $18,517 for non-California residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $396.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit-$1$396
Books & Supplies$1,266
Room & Board$12,900 (On-Campus) / $15,464 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,132 (On-Campus) / $4,474 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$26,311$35,815
Off-Campus Total$30,217$39,721
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

California State University-Bakersfield offers Masters, Doctorate graduate degree/certificate programs through 19 major areas - 18 Master's , 1 Doctorate . 422 students have been conferred Master's degree and 7 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 11,745 students enrolled in California State University-Bakersfield including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,766 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 446 male and 1,320 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,321 full-time and 445 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,698 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 59 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students446
Women Students1,320
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,321
Part-time Students445
By race/ethnicity 419 White, 55 Black, and 83 Asian students are attending at California State University-Bakersfield. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races53
20 students are younger than 22 and 276 students are older than 65. The school has 1,003 students aged between 22 and 30 and 467 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under20
40 & Over276
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At California State University-Bakersfield, 1,698 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 59 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,766
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,698
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses59
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses9
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,698
California Resident1,680
Other State In U.S.12
Outside of U.S.6

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