California Baptist University

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School Overview

California Baptist University is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention. It is located in Riverside, CA. Many students enroll in this college since Christian theology and values are emphasized in classroom instruction.

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, biblical studies, Christian ministry, allied health, business administration, psychology, the fine arts, and the liberal arts are offered at California Baptist University.

Students at the university are encouraged to enhance spirituality by attending campus worship services, participating in campus ministries, and getting involved with community service projects.

General Information

Admission Office

8432 Magnolia Avenue

Riverside, CA 92504-3297

(951) 343-4212

(877) 228-8866

Fax: (951) 343-4525



Contact: Allen Johnson

Associate Dean of Enrollment Services
Main Address

8432 Magnolia Avenue

Riverside, CA 92504-3297

(951) 689-5771

www.calbaptist.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,096

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 446

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,072

Graduate enrollment: 917

Setting

Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 78%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $20,636 $22,330 $23,266 $24,654 +5.97%
Books and Supplies $1,314 $1,566 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,510 $7,910 $8,170 $8,370 +2.45%
Other $2,862 $2,970 $3,042 $3,280 +7.82%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,850 $10,230 $10,530 $10,880 +3.32%
Other $3,530 $3,645 $3,788 $3,898 +2.90%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $32,322 $34,776 $36,116 $37,924 +5.01%
In-state Off Campus $35,330 $37,771 $39,222 $41,052 +4.67%
In-state with Family $21,950 $23,896 $24,904 $26,274 +5.50%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,532
In-state Student Fees $710
Out-of-state Tuition $8,532
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $710

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 420 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 407 93% $5,160,627 $12,680
• Federal grants 140 32% $546,978 $3,907
• Pell grants 139 32% $469,438 $3,377
• Other federal grants 74 17% $77,540 $1,048
State and local government grant or scholarships 129 29% $980,369 $7,600
Institutional scholarships or grants 404 92% $3,633,280 $8,993
Student loan financial aid 316 72% $2,380,256 $7,532
• Federal student loans 313 71% $1,739,457 $5,557
• Other student loans 47 11% $640,799 $13,634

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 697 245
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Disability Studies
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 16
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Biology/biological Sciences, General 16
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 122 57
Accounting 19
Business Administration and Management, General 57
Business/commerce, General 94
Marketing/marketing Management, General 9
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 26
Journalism 5
Public Relations/image Management
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 21
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 14
Prepress/desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 14
Education 20 79
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 14
Education, General 79
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
Music Teacher Education 4
Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering
English Language and Literature/letters 36 8
English Language and Literature, General 36 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 45 11
Athletic Training/trainer 11
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 45
History 25
History, General 25
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 33
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 33
Human Services, General 10
Public Administration 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 127
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 127
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Mathematics, General 3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 37
Behavioral Sciences 21
International/global Studies
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 16
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 52 15
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 52 15
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General
Psychology 58 54
Counseling Psychology 46
Forensic Psychology 8
Psychology, General 58
Social Sciences 42
Anthropology
Political Science and Government, General 25
Sociology 17
Theology and Religious Vocations 15 4
Bible/biblical Studies 10
Missions/missionary Studies and Missiology 5
Pastoral Studies/counseling 4
Visual and Performing Arts 25 7
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 8
Film/cinema/video Studies 1
Keyboard Instruments
Music Performance, General 1
Music Theory and Composition 2
Music, General 10 7
Visual and Performing Arts, General 2
Voice and Opera 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Music education B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Marketing Management B
Organizational leadership B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Physical Education B

Engineering

Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Foundational mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B
Christian behavioral science B
Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Christian Studies B
Philosophy B

Psychology

Psychological anthropology B
Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B
Police Science B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B

Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Missionary Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

California Baptist University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(877) 228-3615
Website:www.calbaptist.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.calbaptist.edu/future-students/why-cbu/applying-cbu/
Address:8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504-3297
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:9,157
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):58%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,710 (51% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$31,372
Out-of-state Tuition:$31,372
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$16,151

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

California Baptist University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at California Baptist University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services631
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs32
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education34
Engineering83
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs1951
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics31
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies5
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences1
Psychology13
Public Administration and Social Service Professions111
Social Sciences3
Theology and Religious Vocations21
Transportation and Materials Moving4
Visual and Performing Arts101
Grand total176283

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at California Baptist University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services431
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs22
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education11
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions111
Social Sciences2
Grand total21112

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at California Baptist University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$31,372
Out-of-state$31,372
Books and supplies$1,790

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$12,140
Out-of-state$12,140

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,02395%
Grant or scholarship aid1,01094%$16,151
Student loan aid81075%$8,228

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,59184%$13,136
Federal student loans4,87774%$8,500

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for California Baptist University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled California Baptist University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,9712,0302,941
Percent admitted100%53%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%20%25%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

California Baptist University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment9,157
Undergraduate enrollment6,937
Graduate enrollment2,220

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

California Baptist University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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