California Baptist University
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 LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students9,941|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||980 to 1190|
|ACT||19 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|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|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,171/credit|
|In State Students||$1,171/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,171/credit|
|In District Students||$668/credit|
|In State Students||$668/credit|
|Out of State Students||$668/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of California Baptist University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||21%||$942|
|State Grant & Scholarships||39%||$6,892|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||92%||$12,793|
|Federal Student Loans||70%||$5,637|
$25,714Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$26,628|
|$30,001 to $48,000$28,113|
|$48,001 to $75,000$31,323|
|$75,001 to $110,000$33,250|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.