Graduate Programs Overview

California State University-Bakersfield is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Bakersfield, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,933 for California residents and $18,437 for other students in average.

It offers nineteen graduate programs: 19 Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameCalifornia State University-Bakersfield
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA
Graduate School Students1,550 students
249 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,933
Student to Faculty24:1 (4.17%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 19 Graduate Programs
19 Master's

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $8,933 and $18,437 for non-California residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $396.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit-$1$396
Books & Supplies$1,244
Room & Board$12,900 (On-Campus) / $13,844 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,152 (On-Campus) / $4,364 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$26,229$35,733
Off-Campus Total$28,385$37,889
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

California State University-Bakersfield offers Masters graduate degree/certificate programs through 19 major areas - 18 Master's (2 online programs), 1 Doctorate . 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.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Social Sciences
Human Services
Physical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics And Statistics
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
English Language And Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

Graduate Student Population

Total 11,531 students enrolled in California State University-Bakersfield including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,550 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 451 male and 1,099 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,103 full-time and 447 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 249 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 479 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students451
Women Students1,099
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,103
Part-time Students447
By race/ethnicity 359 White, 64 Black, and 69 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 races43
14 students are younger than 22 and 262 students are older than 65. The school has 827 students aged between 22 and 30 and 447 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under14
40 & Over262
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, 249 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 479 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,550
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses249
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses479
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses822
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses249
California Resident246
Other State In U.S.3
Outside of U.S.0

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