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California Baptist University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Riverside, California. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

1,274 Master's Degrees
14 Doctor's Degrees

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California Baptist University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Cal Baptist.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Public Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Public & Social Service Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Mechanical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Public Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#106 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Cal Baptist has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Pre-Art Therapy Schools College Factual
#12 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#18 Best School Psychology Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#30 Best Counseling Psychology Schools College Factual
#65 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Schools College Factual
#84 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is California Baptist University?


Contact details for Cal Baptist are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504-3297
Phone: 877-228-3615

California Baptist University Graduate Student Diversity

3,208 Graduate Students
72% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,208 graduate students at Cal Baptist, 28% are male and 72% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California Baptist University graduate students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 232
Black or African American 403
Hispanic or Latino 1,248
White 870
International Students 147
Other Races/Ethnicities 308

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California Baptist University. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 43 countries are represented at Cal Baptist. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Rwanda.

Online Learning at California Baptist University

2,580 Took All Classes Online
9,356 Took At Least One Class Online
5.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 9,356 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cal Baptist has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 29th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Cal Baptist

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time graduate tuition at California Baptist University was $14,140 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Cal Baptist is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Ethnic Studies #4 #4
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #13 #10
Visual & Performing Arts #15 #7
Public Relations & Advertising #18 #6
Health & Physical Education #18 #6
General English Literature #28 #16
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #30 #9
Communication & Media Studies #44 #15
English Language & Literature #49 #19
Communication & Journalism #59 #17
Accounting #67 #40
Computer & Information Sciences #72 #12

Online Growth Rankings of Cal Baptist

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California Baptist University was 5.8%. This is the #865 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cal Baptist regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cal Baptist majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 0%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cal Baptist ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Cal Baptist.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Relations & Advertising #63
Information Technology #115
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #132
Public Administration #156
Health & Physical Education #157
Accounting #169
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #172
Communication & Journalism #179
Psychology #221
Public Administration & Social Service #265
Computer & Information Sciences #309

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

California Baptist University Graduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Education 247 0 247
Business Administration & Management 212 0 212
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 198 0 198
Health & Physical Education 129 0 129
Social Work 108 0 108
Nursing 80 4 84
Allied Health Professions 47 0 47
Public Administration 27 10 37
Public Health 36 0 36
Public Relations & Advertising 26 0 26
Information Technology 25 0 25
Communication Sciences 24 0 24
Student Counseling 21 0 21
Music 18 0 18
Accounting 16 0 16
Educational Administration 15 0 15
General Architecture 12 0 12
Mechanical Engineering 8 0 8
Applied Mathematics 7 0 7
Computer Engineering 5 0 5
Civil Engineering 4 0 4
General English Literature 4 0 4
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 4 0 4
Communication & Media Studies 1 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,274 14 1,288


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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