U.S. News & World Report names CBU a Best Regional University for 2012


September 13, 2011 - Riverside, CA

California Baptist University has been recognized among “America’s Best Colleges” for the sixth straight year in a national ranking by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

CBU tied for the 46th position as a “Best Regional University,” improving the 48th place ranking it shared with another institution last year.

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, CBU President, said many students and their families consider factors that go into the rankings to help with important decisions about which college to attend.

“The criteria used in these rankings provide a useful snapshot about the value of academic programs and other aspects of the institutions that are featured in the report,” Ellis explained. “The continuing advancement by California Baptist University in the U.S. News & World Report ranking recognizes the high quality of education that students receive and affirms the commitment to excellence embodied in the faculty and staff at CBU.”

The nation’s colleges and universities are ranked annually by the magazine on criteria that includes retention and graduation rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and assessments by top administrators at peer institutions.

The new U.S News & World Report rankings will appear in the 2012 edition of the “America’s Best College” guidebook and online at  http://www.usnews.com/.

CBU is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded in 1950, California Baptist University is a private comprehensive university located in Riverside, California and affiliated with California Southern Baptist Convention. Fall 2010 enrollment totaled 4, 715, and the 2010-2011 academic year yielded the institutions largest graduating class ever. California Baptist University currently offers 30 master’s degree and credentialing programs and more than 100 undergraduate majors and concentrations, and holds international partnership agreements with nine universities in China, two in Korea and one in Russia. CBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Association of Independent California College and Universities, the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, and the Consortium for Global Education.