California Baptist University Profile

Founded in 1950, California Baptist University (CBU) is a top tier private comprehensive institution located in Riverside, California (USA). It was founded in 1950 as California Baptist College.

CBU has the following Colleges and Schools:
- College of Arts and Sciences
   - Department of Kinesiology
   - Department of Communication and Visual Arts
   - Department of History, Political Science and Criminal Justice
   - Department of Modern Languages and Literature
   - Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
- School of Behavioral Sciences
- School of Business
- School of Christian Ministries
- School of Education
- School of Engineering
- School of Nursing
- School of Music

The university is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The music program in the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The teacher education programs are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

It is affiliated with California Southern Baptist Convention. It is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, and the Consortium for Global Education.


- Ranked 38th among some 116 institutions in the “Best Universities—Master’s West” rankings list in the 2010 edition of the “America’s Best Colleges” guidebook.

- Ranked 41st among 116 institutions in the “Best Universities—Master’s West” category (USNWR 2009).

-  48th among master’s degree granting universities in the West in the 2008 U.S.News & World Report “Best Colleges” Guidebook.

- Listed as one of the top master's degree granting universities in the West (2007 USNWR college rankings). It is ranked 51st among 123 institutions in the West region.

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