All schools want to be better. Some schools — like Bakersfield College — actually succeed!
And BC's drive to improve student success and help put a diploma in every BC student's hand may lead to some major recognition by the California Department of Finance. Bakersfield College is one of several University of California, California State University and community college campuses vying for a Department of Finance Award for Innovation in Higher Education grant.
As part of the 2014-15 state budget, California has allocated $50 million in one-time awards for trailblazing institutions leading the charge to get more California degrees awarded, help more students graduate in four years and help make the process of transferring between community colleges and four-year campuses an easier one.
No campus has done more to help drive those state initiatives than Bakersfield College. Spurred by an urgent vision to improve student success, BC spent 2014 radically cultivating new approaches for educational progress from kindergarten through post-graduate employment by building durable and responsive networks with community partners like CSU Bakersfield, Roll Global, the Kern County chapter of the NAACP and the Kern High and Delano Joint Union school districts.
Read why Bakersfield College feels it deserves this state recognition below!