California Baptist University

California Baptist University (CBU or Cal Baptist) is a regionally accredited, Christian, liberal arts university. Overseen by the California branch of the Southern Baptist Convention, CBU is based in Riverside, California, and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

CBU was recently awarded the maximum accreditation reaffirmation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges--a testament to the school's high quality standards.

CBU is a member of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, and the American Association of Higher Education.

Online Degrees at California Baptist University
California Baptist University, also known as CBU Online now offers many of its programs completely online, through its divistion of Online and Professional Studies (OPS). Online programs are becoming increasingly popular, especially among students with full-time jobs and/or family responsibilities who need flexible scheduling. CBU's online programs allow students to study and take classes at any time they choose, and from any location with an Internet connection. Students also have the option to enroll in hybrid programs, which combine online learning with traditional, on-campus, classroom instruction.

CBU Online offers online bachelor degrees, master degrees, certificate programs and professional development programs. CBU Online and Professional Studies provides students:

  • An individual student advisors througout the term
  • An interactive and stimulating learning environment
  • Various financial aid and assistance programs
  • Flexible and covenient courses designed to meet student needs
  • Cutting edge distance education technology including Webex, Blackboard, and Telepresence
  • Exceptional faculty dedicated to the academic, professional and spiritual success of each student

California Baptist University is a regionally accredited institution with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This means that any degrees or credits earned are transferrable to any other regionally accredited higher education institution in the United States, which includes most major colleges and universities.

In addition to the school's regional accreditation through WASC, many of its programs hold specialized accreditations. Its business school is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. Its nursing school hold specialized accreditation status through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Other accrediting bodies include the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), and the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (951) 689-5771
Address: 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504
Institution Type: Private 4-year
Size: Medium ( 4,800+ undergrad, 1000+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's and Master's
In-State Tuition $28,122
Out-of-State Tuition $28,122
Online Degrees Offered: YES
Acceptance Rate: 74%
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