University description (as per official university website)
A Heritage of Excellence in Christian Higher Education
On September 18, 1950, the Los Angeles Baptist Association opened the doors of California Baptist College in El Monte. The college began operations with 42 students in Fall 1950; 120 were enrolled during the 1950-51 academic year. In 1955, after four years of continued growth, the college relocated to larger facilities in Riverside.
Today, the Spanish-style buildings, which include classrooms, campus housing, a library, offices, maintenance and athletic facilities are located on the 105 acre campus. In the midst of dynamic growth, California Baptist University continues the tradition of liberal arts education in a Christian environment.
# Founded in 1950 by the California Southern Baptist Convention
# Fall 2009 enrollment exceeds 4,100 students
# 90 undergraduate majors and concentrations
# 25 graduate majors and credentials
# 100% Christian faculty and staff
# 2010 U.S. News & World Report Best Masterís College
# Accreditations and approvals include
1. Western Association of Schools and Colleges
2. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
3. Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
4. National Association of Schools of Music
5. State of California Board of Registered Nursing
6. Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
7. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
8. Board of Registered Nurses
About CBU Financial Aid
Financial Aid at California Baptist University
For more than half a century, California Baptist University has served its various communities as an institution of higher education with a broad and respected mission: to provide students with an excellent education framed within a distinctly Christian worldview, crowning graduates who are well equipped to make the world a better place. While strong academics is the cornerstone, and cherished biblical principles the capstone, financial aid is a key component of the college adventure provided to students who call CBU home.
Financial aid is essential to the success of any university, however its value is underscored at CBU, where the benefits of a warm and encouraging Christian environment with high academic standards are many. At CBU, a low student/teacher ratio enables close interaction with hundreds of expert Christian professors who as a result are able to extend their reach and care far beyond the classroom. That enables more intimate guidance, with an army of staff leading more students on a path to graduate on timeĖleveraging a wide range of student support services, including academic and career advising, various counseling services, and numerous spiritual growth resources.
Each student leaves with a marketable degree from a respected university that emphasizes high moral characterĖa degree recognized by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and from a university consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Reportís Best Colleges Review. The proof of CBUís success lies in the thousands of graduates whose lives have been transformed and who are now serving successfully in churches, businesses, schools, hospitals, agencies around the country.
CBUís mission statement pledges to send students on a exciting journey reinforced with biblical truths and culminating in a career of their choosing. The financial aid available as that journey begins, aid that significantly narrows the gap between costs at private schools such as CBU and those at public institutions, is an important building block in that successful passage.