California Baptist University

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California Baptist University

Four-Year School

Programs Offered

Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Online Program, PhD, Short-Term, Summer Program, Visitor Programs
California Baptist University is a private Christian university in Riverside, California. Founded in 1950 as California Baptist College, it is affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention, an organization affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.


Inland Empire

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Inland Empire


8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504


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Top International Student Countries

Brazil, China, India, South Korea, Australia

California Baptist University

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

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