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CBU enrollment breaks university records at 6,031

CBU enrollment breaks university records at 6,031

RIVERSIDE (Sept. 28, 2012)--The Fall 2012 enrollment at California Baptist University is a record 6,031 students—the 12th straight year of growth at CBU and the first time enrollment figures have topped 6,000 in the university’s history.

The enrollment number represents an increase of 618 students, or an 11.4 percent increase, over the fall 2011 enrollment of 5,413. All enrollment segments, including undergraduate, graduate and Online and Professional Studies, are included in this year’s figures.

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, CBU president, told university trustees that 2012 marks the third consecutive year of 600-plus enrollment growth. In 2010, 610 more students enrolled than in 2009 and in 2011, enrollment went up 698 students over the previous year.

"This has been an exceptional period of growth during a most difficult time in the country and particularly in the Inland Empire," Ellis said.

The latest enrollment figures show more than a 600 percent increase over the 808 students enrolled when Ellis began his tenure as president in 1994.

California Baptist University offers 145 undergraduate majors and concentrations and 35 master’s degree programs. Founded in 1950, CBU is a private comprehensive institution located in Riverside, California and affiliated with California Southern Baptist Convention. CBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, and the Consortium for Global Education.

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