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

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

  • University Highlights
    • Founded in 1950 by the California Southern Baptist Convention
    • Accreditations and approvals include
      • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
      • CBU’s bachelor degree programs in civil engineering (BSCE), electrical and computer engineering (BSECE) and mechanical engineering (BSME) have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
  • President's Welcome

    Welcome to California Baptist University!

    I understand that you have many choices as you consider where to enroll and appreciate your including CBU in your college search. As president of the university, I am committed to organizing CBU’s resources to give you an educational experience … an experience designed to equip you to excel in every part of your life and to fulfill your God-given calling.

    Ronald L. Ellis, Ph.D., President