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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.

92 Undergraduate Degrees
283 Graduate Degrees
$34,356 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
80% Acceptance Rate

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California Baptist University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Cal Baptist has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#80 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Most Popular General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Value General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Value Student Counseling 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
#26 Best Value Colleges for General Education College Factual
#26 Best Value Colleges for General Education College Factual
#38 Highest Paid Student Counseling Graduates College Factual
#78 Highest Paid Educational Administration Graduates College Factual
#91 Highest Paid Master’s Degree Education Graduates College Factual
#118 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Education 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

How Do I Get Into Cal Baptist?

You can apply to Cal Baptist online at:

Admission Requirements for Cal Baptist

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cal Baptist?

80% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
92% Submit SAT Scores
Cal Baptist has an acceptance rate of 80%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to Cal Baptist submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California Baptist University  ( 480 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for California Baptist University  ( 480 to 570 )
Cal Baptist received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 18 and 25.

ACT English Scores for California Baptist University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for California Baptist University  ( 17 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for California Baptist University  ( 18 to 25 )

Can I Afford California Baptist University?

$34,356 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
3.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cal Baptist is $34,356. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cal Baptist, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $8,696 a year. That adds up to $34,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal Baptist is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

California Baptist University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,243 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,109 undergraduate students at Cal Baptist, with 7,243 being full-time and 866 being part-time.


There are also 3,208 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,243 full-time undergraduates at Cal Baptist, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 471
Black or African American 429
Hispanic or Latino 2,726
White 2,714
International Students 165
Other Races/Ethnicities 738

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.


Online Affordability Rankings of Cal Baptist

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at California Baptist University was $36,340 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
Early Childhood Education #69 #69

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 #1,108 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cal Baptist regardless of major.

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 Teaching Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Education 0 247 247
Early Childhood Education 76 0 76
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 21 21
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 15 15
Music Education 15 0 15
Mathematics Education 1 0 1
Elementary Education 0 0 0
Secondary Education 0 0 0
TOTAL 92 283 375


*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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