The University of La Verne established the Bakersfield campus in 1999 to support the academic goals of working professionals in the Kern County area through quality degree programs in business, education, health administration and more. All classes are accelerated and flexible scheduling is offered to make our education fit your needs, with convenient evening or Saturday schedules designed for busy adult learners.

Getting Started


  • Tuition for undergraduate classes is $610 per semester hour. Estimated cost of degree is $26,840. Grants, scholarships, and Federal financial aid is available.
  • Tuition for graduate classes is between $765-795 per semester hour. Estimated cost of degree is $29,835-36,570. Federal financial aid is available.
  • Tuition for graduate education and credential classes is between $530-630 per semester hour. Estimated cost of degree is $17,490-30,240. Federal financial aid is available.

Term Information

  • Summer 2016 Term: Jun 6 – Aug 14, 2016
  • Fall 2016 Term: Aug 29 – Nov 6, 2016
  • Winter 2017 Term: Jan 3 – Mar 13, 2017
  • Spring 2017 Term: Mar 20 – May 28, 2017

Pre-Application Advising

Advising begins on a prospective student’s first visit to the regional campus or satellite location. Our admissions representatives explain all aspects of our degree programs and empower students to decide whether a La Verne program is right for them. Prospective undergraduates are encouraged to request a preliminary assessment of their prior course work before applying for admission. This evaluation provides an estimate of how many more courses and how much more time will be required to graduate.

After Applying for Admission

Your admission representatives will help you with the admission process, partner with you to plan your courses, and answer any questions as you progress toward graduation.


  • The Academic Merit Scholarship is for undergraduate students with a strong scholastic record from previously attended colleges and universities. Click here to learn more. Speak with the campus admission representative for details.
  • The New Teacher Initiative Scholarship (for undergrads) is available to those who qualify. Click here to learn more. Speak with the campus admission representative for details.


Class flexibility allows students to work full time as they complete their degree, while small classes create the atmosphere needed to learn from professors and peers.

Personal attention from La Verne staff members means you will never feel like a number; there is always someone with whom you can speak.


Campus Location

The Bakersfield Campus is located in the Village at Towne Centre in downtown Bakersfield on the block between 23rd, “M”, 24th, & “L” Streets.  The campus is close to Starbucks, Baja Fresh, Flames and Skewers, Juicy Burgers, and the CA-178 East entrance.

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Driving Directions and Parking

  • From the 99 FWY: Head East on 24th Street / CA-178 East. In 1 mile 24th Street turns into 23rd Street. The campus parking lot is on the left.
  • Designated parking lot located on 23rd& “M” Streets. No Permit required.
  • Classrooms and offices are located on the second floor of Building “D”. Stairway access is available on either side of the building. An elevator is located on the south/west side of the building.



Contact Us

University of La Verne
Kern County Regional Campus
1201 24th Street, Suite D-200
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Direct Dial: (661) 861-6800
Office Extension: 6800
Fax: (661) 861-6801

Meet the Staff

Rebecca Murillo, M.A.
Associate Director of Admissions
Direct Dial: 661-861-6807
Office Extension: 6807

Nora Dominguez
Regional Campus Director
Direct Dial: 661-861-6802
Office Extension: 6802

Mike Woessner
Regional Director Teacher Education Program
Direct Dial: 661-861-6809
Office Extension: 6809

Jan Duncan
Administrative Assistant
Direct Dial: 661-861-6803
Office Extension: 6803

Nancy Dunn
Regional Administrator Educational Counseling/Educational Management
Direct Dial: 661-706-3943

Sandi Hildebrand
Administrative Assistant
Direct Dial: 661-861-6804
Office Extension: 6804

Lisa Drewry (Hill)
Assistant Program Chair, Assistant Professor of Education, Liberal Studies – Full Time Faculty
Direct Dial: 661-861-6810
Office Extension: 6810

Kathryn Mears (Lomely)
Academic Advisor
Direct Dial: 661-861-6805
Office Extension: 6805

Marcus Duarte Smith
Academic Advisor, Teacher Education Programs
Direct Dial: 661-861-6806
Office Extension: 6806

Bettye Stachowiak (Messick)
Regional Academic Coordinator for Special Education Credential and Associate Professor
Direct Dial: 662-861-6808
Office Extension: 6808