Fewer students return to Bakersfield College

Fewer students return to Bakersfield College

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.Bakersfield College opened its doors Monday to 17,000 students.

Enrollment is down about 8 percent from last year, because the school raised its tuition cost, reduced the number of class offerings, and the overall outlook on the job market is weak, students say.

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Bakersfield College was forced to increase its tuition and downscale classes because of state budget reductions. While the majority of fall classes are full, student interested in attending Bakersfield College can check online for classes still available.