On September 18, 1950, the Los Angeles Baptist Association opened the doors of California Baptist College in El Monte. The college began operations with 42 students in Fall 1950; 120 were enrolled during the 1950-51 academic year. In 1955, after four years of continued growth, the college relocated to larger facilities in Riverside.
CBU helps 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.
The University seeks to provide academic programs that prepare students for professional careers, as well as co-curricular programs that foster an environment supporting the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development of each student. Within these arenas of the student experience the University, through its faculty and administration, has identified student outcomes as desirable and reflective of the impact it seeks to have in the lives of its students.
The Career Center partners with students in aligning their education and career pursuits by providing opportunities for individual planning, professional development and hands-on experience in their chosen profession.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
The Office of Student Success at California Baptist University aids in scholastic success through a student-oriented process of personal and group engagement. The Office of Student Success is perceptive and responsive to student needs, open to student ideas, cares about the advancement of each student, encourages student development, seeks to promote student growth and shares in the accomplishments of each student.
Living on campus while in college is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Office of Residence Life is here to help make this experience one you will never forget. We hope that your time living on campus will help you grow in your faith, succeed academically and experience authentic community. We are excited to walk with you on this journey!
The mission of the Annie Gabriel Library is to help meet the research and information needs of the California Baptist University community, both on and off campus, by offering the highest level of Christ-centered service in providing access to current and historical information sources and developing and organizing collections that support the many and varied programs offered by CBU.
When you become a student at CBU, you will receive health insurance through United Healthcare as part of your student fees. This insurance allows you to receive medical care here in America if you should need it while you are a student. You will pay for the medical insurance as part of your student accounts fees two times each year: Fall and Spring.
Our beautiful 156.4-acre campus reflects its Southern California location with palm trees, mission-style buildings and their distinctive red roofs, a breath-taking view of the San Bernardino Mountains and many warm, sunny days.
ASCBU is the student government of California Baptist University. We strive to provide quality service to each student we represent. We are here to listen to your concerns, get answers to your questions, and offer ways to enhance your college experience. It is our duty to serve each of you while upholding the highest standards of leadership and student representation at CBU.
California Baptist University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the same organization that accredits University of California as well as private universities including USC and Pepperdine. CBU confers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.