News • September 24, 2021

CBU Fall 2021 enrollment extends record-setting pattern

CBU Fall 2021 enrollment extends record-setting pattern

Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2021) — California Baptist University posted another record enrollment along with the return to in-person instruction 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 2021 enrollment totaled 11,491 students. That figure is 174 greater than the fall 2020 enrollment and a year-over-year increase of 1.5 percent.

“Fall 2021 is another record-breaking enrollment increase on top of a sustained twenty-seven years of significant increases and puts CBU ahead of schedule to attain the 12,000 by 2025 goal,” Ellis said.

This year’s triple-digit increase follows three years of 600-plus enrollment increases (610, 698, 618), one four-digit increase (1,113), six three-digit increases (813, 584, 616, 784, 545, 559), and the Fall 2020 increase of 272. Combined with the current year’s increase of 174 students, CBU enrollment has grown 7,386 on a base of 4,105 in Fall 2009 — an increase of 180 percent in 12 years.

During the 71-year history of the institution, there have been 20 triple-digit or greater year-over-year increases, all since Fall 1995.

Since Ellis arrived as president in November 1994, CBU enrollment has grown by 10,683 from 808 to 11,491, which is 14.22 times larger.

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