Bakersfield College

Student's Right to Know

In compliance with the federal Student Right-to-Know (SRTK) Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542), it is the policy of Bakersfield College (BC) to publish its student completion and transfer rates. These rates are based on a limited cohort (or group) of students which are tracked for a six-year period. The cohort is limited because it includes only students who entered BC in the fall term as first-time, full-time students seeking a degree, certificate or transfer. Students included in the 2011 SRTK Cohort were tracked from Fall 2011 through Spring 2017 to determine their academic outcomes during the time period. Because BC is now offering a baccalaureate program, the SRTK cohort is now tracked for six years. A statewide comparison is not included because community college statewide data is not provided for six-year cohorts at this time.

A student is included in the Completion Rate if they attained a certificate or degree or became ‘transfer prepared’ within the six-year period. Transfer-prepared is defined as having completed 60 transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or better. 

A student is included in the Transfer Rate if, within the six-year tracking period, they transferred to another postsecondary institution prior to receiving a certificate or degree or becoming ‘transfer-prepared’.

The table below compares Bakersfield College’s Completion and Transfer Rates.

2011 SRTK Cohort Completion Rate Transfer Rate
Bakersfield College 21.3% 7.1%

These rates do not represent the completion and transfer rates of the entire student population at Bakersfield College nor do they account for student outcomes occurring after the six-year tracking period. For further information on SRTK methodology, interpretation and rates at other community colleges, you can visit the CA Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) web site.