About California Baptist University (CBU)
On Campus Housing
California Baptist University (CBU) is one of the top private not-for-profit Christian colleges and universities in Southern California. CBU strives to help students understand and engage this purpose by providing a Christ-centered educational experience that integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities.
On September 18, 1950, the Los Angeles Southern Baptist Association opened the doors of California Baptist College in El Monte. The college began operations in Fall 1950 and in 1955, after four years of continued growth, the college was relocated to larger facilities in Riverside.
As of today, the university has a beautiful 156.4-acre campus which reflects its Southern California location with palm trees, mission-style buildings, and their distinctive red roofs, dotted with the Spanish-style buildings, which include classrooms, campus housing, a library, offices, maintenance, and athletic facilities.
In the midst of dynamic growth, California Baptist University continues the tradition of liberal arts education in a Christian environment. At CBU, graduates are challenged to become individuals whose skills, integrity, and sense of purpose glorify God and distinguish them in the workplace and in the world. Whether someone is a Baptist or not, CBU welcomes him/her to become a part of a growing, Christ-centered community of learners whose lives are making an eternal impact on the world.
The CBU Online was designed for the working professionals which provides the facility to learn at their own pace and time The university also provides hybrid programs that give the students the opportunity to blend online and face-to-face learning.
CBU offers market-driven degree programs that utilize the latest technologies in distance education through faculty and staff who are committed to student’s academic, spiritual, and professional success.
The University offers 40 online programs across 18 majors. Some of the majors offered are Psychology, Nursing, Design, Business Management, Human Services, Sociology, and Literature.
CBU has a current population of over 10,486 with a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. This implies that its students get very good opportunities to interact with the faculty. CBU offers various levels of degrees for their students - associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral.
At the undergraduate level, CBU offers more than 80 majors, with more than 150 major concentrations, and more than 50 minors. At the graduate level, it offers more than 30 masters and 5 doctoral programs. All these academic programs are inclined to 12 different schools and colleges within the university. Apart from traditional education in classes, CBU also offers plenty of opportunities for online education.
California Baptist University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, CBU's various schools and colleges hold accreditations and memberships from organizations related to their specific disciplines.
California Baptist University is ranked among top national universities in U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges ranking of American colleges and universities. In the 2020 edition, the university is ranked -
43 in Regional Universities West
15 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
28 in Best Value Schools
5 in Most Innovative Schools
48 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
161 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
California Baptist University is quite affordable in terms of the annual cost required to attend the institution.
The approximate average annual cost to attend the university on a full-time basis is $31,668 for all students regardless of their residency. However, the exact cost varies from one-degree level to another and from program to program.
Other than the cost mentioned above, books and supplies cost around $1,916, room and board charge amount to $9,060, and other fees amount to $1,810.
Overall, it can be stated that the average net price for the university is about $24,170 and total one year cost is $47,694.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$66,850 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by CBU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $9,660 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at CBU costs around $5,440 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 38% male and 62% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
CUB provides financial assistance to students who lack financial backup and need to fund their education. These are given in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. Grants and scholarships are awarded on the basis of the student's merit, residential status, ethnicity, and such and need not be paid back. Loans are the type of aids which have to be paid back after the completion of the course.
To understand the financial requirement and eligibility, students are requested to fill in the FAFSA form.
California Baptist University (CBU) Federal School Code is 001125.
The average financial aid amount paid by the college is about $20485
Additionally, a candidate would also be entitled to receive the following from the university:
Gift Aid - $20,485
Federal Grants - $5,378
State Aid - $6,890
Institutional Grants - $15,184
CBU Financial Aid Office
8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
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Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please call the office to schedule an appointment so we can best serve you.
The Financial Aid Office is located in the Horn Academic Wing of the Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, in room B117.