California State University-Bakersfield Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.98 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 23 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CCNE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 9,228 (8,108 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,077 in-state; $17,005 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

It was convenient and adaptable to my schedule.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

The instruction I received pushed students to devour books and present on the works by prominent historians in different historical fields. The professors are well educated in their specialties. Student/professor relations were dependent on the student to create and uphold.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program is that I can complete the degree while I work full time since it is all online. However, the con of being completely online is that I may not have the opportunity to speak with a professor right away if I have a question or concern about the course load.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2016

I think the best part about my program is that it is the quarter system and can be finished in one year. The school is very affordable and the classes are small enough to get personal attention. The thing that I do not like about my program is that I can not choose to take more classes online.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros-The professors are accessible and encourage students to succeed. Their support in ongoing student research projects is invaluable. The cohorts are small which leads to tight knit groups of students. It's located rights off the bike path and many students, faculty, and staff, including me, bike to school. Cons-The program is a hybrid with Fresno State. All application materials must be sent there, where they are entered into the system. A spreadsheet is then sent to the coordinator of the program at the Bakersfield campus. Being 2015, There should be another method of housing the information between the 2 campuses. My cohort was supposed to be the first stand alone cohort on the Bakersfield campus but due to budgeting issues the program remains a hybrid.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

I love the education this program has to offer as well as the amazing people that I have come to know through classes. The faculty and peers are very supportive! You will have people cheering for you during your time in this program. The coursework is difficult, but don't worry because everyone else will feel as stressed out as you. I feel that this program will definitely prepare me to become an amazing Marriage and Family Therapist.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

pros: small class sizes, professors all have PhD's, easy to network cons: expect hundreds of hours of field work, though to do when we already have a full time job.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is excellent for those working a full-time job in the day and need to attend school during any available time. Because it is all online, this makes it much easier for those who have families and jobs to tend to. The teachers are excellent and know what they are talking about when they are teaching the material. A con would be for the the fact that is this program is only offered online. Some students may do better being in an actual classroom and may not be too technology savvy. I hope the school does have the program to be on campus as well as online.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: It is less expensive than other schools. The campus is small and there aren't many distractions. The faculty and staff are very supportive and can be contacted easily. Cons: Some of the instructors should not be college professors. There are very limited networking opportunities.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

PROS: I work full-time so I am fortunate to have found a school that offer courses online. The courses are quite challenging especially if one puts effort. You get what hard work you put into it. Instructors are always available. CONS: Lack of class offerings each quarter. I missed one quarter because there was no class available for me to take (one that is required). I wish there was a way to make class scheduling efficient.
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