California Baptist University

California Baptist University is a private Christian higher education institution from Riverside, San Bernardino in Southern California. It offers nearly a hundred bachelor's and master's degree programs across 10 schools and colleges. California Baptist University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

  • Average Tuition USD 29,562
  • Acceptance Rate 79%
  • Students 8,541
  • International Students 2%
  • Total Cost USD 48,000
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 18:1

School Description

California Baptist University first opened its doors as the California Baptist College in El Monte to just 42 students in the year 1950. It was founded by the Los Angeles Baptist Association and four years later, following its growth in enrollment, the institution relocated to its current site in Riverside. Through the years, after various milestones, the institution finally achieved university status as the California Baptist University in the year 1998.

Today, California Baptist University sits on a 160-acre campus in the heart historic Riverside. It boasts of state-of-the-art facilities including a 270-seat theater, an advanced music production and recording studio, a fitness center, an aquatic centre, and over 30 buildings that house the university's 10 schools and colleges through which it offers 72 bachelor's and 25 master's degree programs in areas of architecture, visual arts and design, engineering, health science, nursing, behavioral sciences, business, Christian ministries, education, and music.

Bachelor Programs

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Anthropology

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Architecture

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Biology

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Civil Engineering

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Communication

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Computer Engineering

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Construction Management

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from concept development through project completion on timely and economic bases. Includes instruction in commercial, residential, mechanical, highway/heavy civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, and specialty construction; facilities management; project planning; budgeting and cost control; logistics and materials management; personnel management and labor relations; site safety; construction contracting; construction processes and techniques; organization and scheduling; and applicable codes and regulations.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Drama

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Engineering

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    English

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Enterprise

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Environmental Studies

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Film Studies

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Graphic Design

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Health Administration

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Health Science

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    History

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Industrial Engineering

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, and energy. Includes instruction in applied mathematics, physical sciences, the social sciences, engineering analysis, systems design, computer applications, and forecasting and evaluation methodology.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    International Relations

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Journalism

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Leadership

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Liberal Studies

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Marketing

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Molecular Biology

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Music

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Nursing

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Nutrition and Food Sciences

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Political Science

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Psychology

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Public Health

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Social Sciences

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Sociology

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Software Engineering

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Spanish

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Sports

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • California Baptist University
    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, USA

    Statistics

    USD 29,562 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 71
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.50
  • Minimum SAT 860

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    California Baptist University was named among the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Regional University" for 2017.

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          • 1958-1962, BA

            A Band of Brothers (and sisters)

            I enrolled at CBC in 1958 after serving 6 years in the USMC. At that time there were only a handful of Vets at the school. Immediately I found new friends (we met in the basement which was the student lounge at that time) that provided a true bonding experience. The school was still transitioning from the Woodmen's occupation so we met in classrooms that still had the imprint of the previous occupants. We parked in a dirt parking lot 75 yards from the classrooms. It didn't take me long to feel "connected" with faculty and fellow students. The four years I spent at CBC will always be fondly remembered.

          • 2009-2013, MSN

            CBU is a fine University

            I can say without hesitation that CBU changed my life. I decided to make a mid-life career change and I was full of fear and anxiety about the future. The professors and administrators guided me through a rigorous MSN program. They held me accountable, but did so in a very caring way. Their Christian world view was preached and practiced in a very subtle, non-intrusive way. Finally, my classmates will be lifelong friends.