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Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2023) – California Baptist University was recognized in The Wall Street Journal’s  2024 ranking of the Best Colleges in the U.S., tied for No. 1 in the country for career preparedness and No. 2 for best student experience.

The new Wall Street Journal/College Pulse survey ranks the top 400 colleges based on an outcomes-focused methodology, which moves away from rewarding a “colleges’ wealth or reputation in and of themselves,” according to WSJ. This new approach measures the value added by colleges in helping create success for students. CBU was tied for No. 1 for colleges that best prepare students for careers. The No. 2 ranking for best Student Experience was a result of high marks in three key areas – Diversity, Community and Social Life, and Campus Facilities. 

“To achieve the number 1 and 2 rankings in one of the largest ever independent surveys of college students and alumni is a testament to the commitment at every level of our university in creating the best student experience and preparing students to live their purpose,” said Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, president of California Baptist University.  

CBU has invested strategically during the past three decades in expanding facilities, student and cultural programming, athletics and its people to create a divese campus experience in which students can excel academically, interpersonally and have a special sense of community and family.

According to The Wall Street Journal, “the ranking is powered by one of the largest ever independent surveys of verified college students and recent graduates in the U.S. The ranking was developed and executed in collaboration with our research partners College Pulse and Statista.” 

To link to the “Student Experience” ranking, click here. The career preparedness ranking published in the print edition of The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 6.

Contact CBU Marketing and Communication

Vice President for Marketing and Communication:
Angela Meluski
Email: ameluski@calbaptist.edu

8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504