Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2023) — California Baptist University President Ronald L. Ellis announced today that Fall 2023 marks the university’s 23rd consecutive year of enrollment growth.

At the fall CBU Board of Trustees meeting, Ellis announced 2023 enrollment totaled 11,580 students. The number represents an increase of 84 students over fall 2022.

“The growth we have seen over the past 23 years is a testament to the commitment of University leadership, faculty and staff to ensure CBU is a place where students can live their purpose,” said Ellis. “We are thankful for the students who have chosen to pursue their academic careers at CBU and look forward to how they impact the world with Lancer enthusiasm.”

The increase in student population brings with it a new financial milestone for the university, which for the first time exceeded 12,000 full-time enrollment (FTE) credits among its students. The new FTE record speaks to the financial stability of the institution and of its continued growth.   

Since Ellis arrived as president in 1994, CBU enrollment has grown from 808 students to 11,580, more than 13 times larger in 29 years. The University now offers more than 100 majors along with 40 graduate programs and seven doctoral programs.

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