California Baptist University

Riverside, CA 92504

California Baptist University (CBU) was founded in 1950 and is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The original campus was in El Monte, California. While only 120 students enrolled the first year, the university soon outgrew its buildings. The university relocated to Riverside and now has a student body of close to 10,000. Over the years, it has been ranked several times as one of the best regional universities. The university is structured into several schools and colleges with varying specialties, including business, music, and nursing.

The CBU School of Nursing offers nursing programs that are accredited by the CCNE and approved by the Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). Students also receive the opportunity to work with professionals to receive their clinical experience. Rotations are completed at a variety of local hospitals and healthcare facilities in the area. These clinical partnerships include the Corona Regional Medical Center, Parkview Community Hospital, and many other locations. The school offers the traditional BSN, MSN, and a doctorate in nursing. Most students complete the BSN program in 4 to 5 years, depending on their completion of the degree requirements. Other programs include paths for students that have already obtained a degree, such as the BSN to MSN path.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated MSN
  3. RN to BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. Masters degrees (MSN)

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 143
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 36
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from California Baptist University

Loma Linda University
12.67 miles away
Western University of Health Sciences
20.48 miles away
Brandman University
27.24 miles away
Concordia University-Irvine
29.12 miles away
Azusa Pacific University
29.9 miles away
Vanguard University of Southern California
32.86 miles away
Biola University
33.93 miles away
Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
46.8 miles away
Homestead Schools
53.63 miles away
Mount Saint Mary's University
61.28 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
10/31/1961 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/27/2008 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 550
SAT: Math420 to 550
SAT: Writing410 to 530
ACT Composite19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$24,115
30k to 48k$26,575
48k to 75k$28,759
75k to 110k$31,932
Over 110k$35,263
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,137.00 $1,137.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $635.00 $635.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

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