News • September 30, 2022

CBU enrollment holds stable for Fall 2022

CBU enrollment holds stable for Fall 2022

Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2022) — Enrollment at California Baptist University remains steady this year, Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, CBU president, announced today.

At the regular fall meeting of the CBU Board of Trustees, Ellis announced that Fall 2022 enrollment totaled 11,496 students. That is five more than the fall 2021 enrollment, an increase of .04 percent from 2021.

“Fall 2022 enrollment is stable. To see this, even as we continue to navigate the aftereffects of a global pandemic, is encouraging,” Ellis said. “CBU is still zeroing in on the goal of 12,000 by 2025. We are thankful for the students who have chosen CBU to pursue their academic goals.”

CBU’s enrollment has grown even as college enrollment declined nationwide through the pandemic. Total enrollment—undergraduate and graduate students—dropped by 2.7 percent in fall 2021 compared with fall 2020, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Private nonprofit four-year undergraduate enrollment decreased by 1.6 percent or 63,200 students during that time. Meanwhile, enrollment at CBU increased by 1.5 percent or 174 students.

This year’s enrollment follows three years of 600-plus enrollment increases (610, 698, 618), one four-digit increase (1,113), seven three-digit increases (813, 584, 616, 784, 545, 559, 272), and the Fall 2021 increase of 174.

Since Ellis arrived as president in November 1994, CBU enrollment has grown from 808 students to 11,496, more than 14 times larger in 28 years.

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