California Baptist University (CBU) is one of the top private Christian colleges and universities in Southern California. CBU offers bachelor’s, master’s and credential programs in Riverside, San Bernardino and online.

California Baptist University believes each person has been created for a purpose. 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. 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.

University Highlights

  • Founded in 1950 by the California Southern Baptist Convention
  • Fall 2015 enrollment of 8,541 students
  • 72 bachelor degree programs, with 150 major concentrations and 47 minors
  • 25 master degree programs, with 45 concentrations
  • 2 doctoral programs
  • 100% Christian faculty and staff
  • 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Regional University
  • Accreditations and approvals include
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
    • Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
    • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
    • National Association of Schools of Music
    • State of California Board of Registered Nursing
    • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Board of Registered Nurses
    • American Council for Construction Education
    • CBU’s bachelor degree programs in civil engineering (BSCE), electrical and computer engineering (BSECE) and mechanical engineering (BSME) have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Riverside Campus Profile

The beautiful 160-acre main campus of California Baptist University is situated in the heart of Riverside’s historic Magnolia Avenue district just a short drive from popular beaches and mountain resorts. The main campus is comprised of more than 30 buildings featuring the 94,800 sq. ft. Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, separate men’s and women’s residence halls, multiple apartment complexes and modular housing, the 270-seat Wallace Theater, a fitness center, one of the region’s largest aquatic centers, the Annie Gabriel Library, the Van Dyne Gym, and the JoAnn Hawkins Music building, one of the nation’s most advanced music production and recording facilities

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8432 Magnolia Avenue Riverside ,CA 92504


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