Student Achievement

Student Outcomes

CBU targets the following values as outcomes each student should achieve along the way to graduation:

The University seeks to provide academic programs that prepare students for professional careers, as well as co-curricular programs that foster an environment supporting the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development of each student. Within these arenas of the student experience the University, through its faculty and administration, has identified student outcomes as desirable and reflective of the impact it seeks to have in the lives of its students. Upon completion of a degree program, each student at California Baptist University should be able to:

  • Demonstrate spiritual literacy, including Biblical Christian faith and practice, Baptist perspectives, and the Christian’s role in fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Respect diverse religious, cultural, philosophical, and aesthetic experiences and perspectives.
  • Use critical thinking skills to demonstrate literacy: listening, speaking, writing, reading, viewing, and visual representing.
  • Demonstrate competence in mathematical, scientific, and technological skills.
  • Transfer academic studies to a profession and the workplace.
  • Implement a personal and social ethic that results in informed participation in multiple levels of community.

These outcomes, referred to as the "Core 4", are succinctly distilled as follows:

  1. Academically Prepared
  2. Biblically Rooted
  3. Globally Minded
  4. Equipped to Serve

Educational Effectiveness

Student Body Diversity

Student Body Diversity

Fall Enrollment Summary

Total Enrollment 

Total Enrollment

Degrees Completed

Number of Students with Degrees Posted by Academic Year (July 1 – June 30)

Degree Completed by Academic Year

 Degrees Completed by Ethnicity and Age

Degrees Completed by Program

Freshmen Retention Rates

Freshman Retention Rates

Fall 2016 Retention Rates

Freshmen Graduation Rates

Freshman Graduation Rates

Six-Year Graduation Rates

Common Data Sets

The Common Data Set (CDS) is a detailed report providing answers to many frequently asked questions about the University. Data are presented in the same "common" format used by most higher education institutions to facilitate comparisons among institutions. This standardized questionnaire was developed through collaboration among colleges and universities, representatives of higher education organizations, the National Center for Education Statistics, the College Board, Peterson's Guides, U.S. News & World Report, and others. For definitions or more information, go to the Common Data Set Initiative.

2017-18 Common Data Set
2016-17 Common Data Set
2015-16 Common Data Set
2014-15 Common Data Set

2013-14 Common Data Set
2012-13 Common Data Set

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Benchmark Scores

During the Spring 2015 semester, all CBU first-year students and seniors were invited to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). A total of 1,076 students responded to the survey (489 first-year and 587 seniors). CBU's benchmark scores are presented with the scores of: Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) institutions (N=44); institutions in the same Carnegie classification of Master's Large Programs, with undergraduate enrollment between 5,000-10,000 (N=80); and institutions in the same Carnegie classification of Master's Large Programs, in the Far West Region (N=35). For further details, please see the NSEE 2015 Engagement Indicators and High-Impact Practices reports.