California Baptist University

California Baptist University is a private Christian university with an emphasis in liberal arts. California Baptist University is located in Riverside and was founded under the California Southern Baptist Convention, an organization affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

California Baptist University Programs

California Baptist University has a total of 9,157 students and provides Christ-centered education, which integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities.  Cal Baptist University has observed higher rates for successful graduation when students live on campus, therefore, provides limitless on-campus accommodations for their students.

Academics at California Baptist University

California Baptist University is one of the top private Christian universities in Southern California. It offers bachelors, masters, and credential programs. The college also offers online classes. California Baptist University has 76 bachelor degree programs, with more than 150 majors and 52 minors. It also provides 31 master degree programs, with 45 concentrations and 3 doctoral programs.

Some of the majors offered at California Baptist University are:

  • Christian Ministries
  • Criminal Justice
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration- Logistics and Operations.
  • Business Administration- Management
  • Communication Studies
  • English

California Baptist University schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Music
  • College of Business
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Christian Ministries
  • College of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • College of Health Science
  • Online and Professional Studies

Tuition at California Baptist University

Annual tuition at California Baptist University is approximately $31,000. California Baptist University offers financial aid to students in the form of a scholarships and grants that do not have to be repaid.  Student loans are also available.                                                                

Alumni of California Baptist University

  • Fraser Kershaw- 2006 Activist, host of the film, Behind the Water
  • Dustin-Leigh Konzelman- 2005 Miss California contestant in the 2006 Miss America Pageant. Also, contestant on season 10 and the All-Star edition of the CBS reality show, The Amazing Race.
  • Rick Warren – 1976 Author of The Purpose Driven Life and founding pastor of Saddleback Church.
  • Nathan Fletcher -1997 Member of the California State Assembly (R-San Diego).

 Location of California Baptist University: Riverside

California Baptist University is located in Riverside, California. Riverside is the 12th most populous city in California with a population of 303,871. It is surrounded by small and large mountains, some of which get a dusting of winter snow.  Riverside is a 47-mile drive to the Pacific Ocean and an hour and a half drive to several mountain resorts. California Baptist University is situated in the heart of Riverside’s historic Magnolia Avenue district.

 Beautiful Sites to Visit Near California Baptist University

  • Rubidoux is a mountain just west of downtown Riverside. The mountain is a popular Southern California tourist destination. Mt. Rubidoux has a nicely paved trail for hiking or mountain biking to the top.
  • Riverside Art Museum showcases visual arts of the finest quality, as well as related educational and interpretive programs.
  • Lake Hemet is a 14,000-acre water storage reservoir with hiking trails and water sports.

Interesting Facts About California Baptist University

  • California Baptist University has 100% Christian faculty and staff.
  • California Baptist University is home to one of the largest aquatic centers in the region.
  • Cal Baptist is home to one of the nation’s most advanced music production and recording facilities.

California Baptist University at a Glance

  • Location: Riverside
  • Private Christian University
  • Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral Degrees
  • Student enrollment: 9157
  • Annual tuition: $31,000
  • Ranked: Best Regional University in 2017 by News & World University
  • Ranked: #8 Top Online Education Program in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report
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