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California Baptist University

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Overview

Established in 1950, the California Baptist University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Riverside (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), California. This institution also has branch campuses in San Bernardino, Beaumont and Hesperia. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California Baptist University (CBU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. California Baptist University (CBU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 73-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this US higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CBU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

California Baptist University's Control Typeprivate

Entity

California Baptist University's Entity Typenon-profit

Size

California Baptist University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized

Selectivity

California Baptist University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Name
Acronym CBU
Founded 1950
Motto Live Your Purpose
Colours Navy blue and gold
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official California Baptist University general video presentation.

University Location

Address 8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside
92504-3297 California
United States
California Baptist University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
California Baptist University Phone Number +1 (877) 228 3615
California Baptist University Fax Number +1 (951) 3434572
Other locations San Bernardino, Beaumont and Hesperia

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.


Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following California Baptist University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify California Baptist University's academic range and degree level offering.




Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees

Introduction

Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.


Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This California Baptist University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at California Baptist University.

California Baptist University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
35,000-39,999 US$
(31,890-36,450 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)
International
students
35,000-39,999 US$
(31,890-36,450 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)

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Admissions

Introduction

Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.


Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic California Baptist University's admission information.

California Baptist University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).


Minority Serving Minority Serving

This institution is a Hispanic-serving Institution and, historically, has a special focus on promoting education and research among this specific ethnic group(s).


California Baptist University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has California Baptist University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

California Baptist University's acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.


Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is recommended
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
  • Recommendations are recommended
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is recommended
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES


California Baptist University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.


California Baptist University's Admission Office Admission Office

8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside 92504-3297
(951) 343 4212
(877) 228 8866

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Size and Profile

Introduction

University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.


Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for California Baptist University.

California Baptist University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

California Baptist University has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.


California Baptist University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 800-899 academic employees (Faculty).


California Baptist University's Control Type Control Type

California Baptist University is a private higher education institution.


California Baptist University's Entity Type Entity Type

California Baptist University is a non-profit higher education institution.


California Baptist University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.


California Baptist University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.


Minority Serving Minority Serving

This institution is a Hispanic-serving Institution and, historically, has a special focus on promoting education and research among the above specific ethnic group(s).


California Baptist University is Christian-Baptist Religious Affiliation

California Baptist University has a Christian-Baptist affiliation (Southern Baptist Convention - www.sbc.net).


Carnegie Classification

Introduction

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...


The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official California Baptist University's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Professional-dominant

Facilities and Services

Introduction

What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.


University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of California Baptist University's main facilities:


California Baptist University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit California Baptist University's Library

California Baptist University's library does not have any external branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 130,476 physical volumes, 60,280 physical media, 40,145 digital/electronic media and 106 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 11 full-time employees, including 6 librarians. California Baptist University's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

California Baptist University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the California Baptist University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,707 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

California Baptist University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.



University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of California Baptist University's main services:


California Baptist University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

California Baptist University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

California Baptist University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

California Baptist University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

California Baptist University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.


Recognition and Accreditation

Introduction

There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.


California Baptist University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

California Baptist University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1961


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important California Baptist University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • American Council for Construction Education
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education, Board of Accreditation
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
  • State of California Board of Registered Nursing


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Memberships and Affiliations

Introduction

University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.


Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important California Baptist University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

Introduction

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.


Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the California Baptist University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


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Social Media

Introduction

Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.


Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some California Baptist University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.


Facebook Facebook

California Baptist University's Facebook page California Baptist University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

California Baptist University's X (formerly Twitter) page California Baptist University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

California Baptist University's YouTube channel California Baptist University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

California Baptist University's Instagram page California Baptist University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

California Baptist University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

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Free Online Courses

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